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Description: Interior view of the Magnolia Cheese Factory.

Photograph

Cheese Factory

Date: 1922 

Description: Exterior of a two-story cheese factory. The building features a set of stairs leading to the second-floor entrance and three chimneys. There is a large pil...

Historical Essay

The Rise of Dairy Farming

How Wisconsin Became the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the Dairy State.

Historical Essay

Copper Swiss Cheese Kettle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Copper kettle used to make Swiss cheese at the Tuscobia Cheese Factory near Rice Lake, Wisconsin, c. 1910 to 1969. (Museum object #2004.64.1)

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Description: A cheese plate with slices of Brick Cheese, from Widmer's Cheese Cellars, paired with dark bread and a local wine.

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Description: Put aside anything so futile

All that fermented time
spent and blackened, much obscured,
is now restored with cheese and wine

Photograph

Chalet Cheese Co-op

Date: 1968 

Description: A dairy truck is under an awning at a cheese factory. A sign near the top of the two-story building reads: "Chalet Cheese Co-Op." Field crops are growing b...

Date: 1934-06-23 

Description: Milwaukee Cheese Company trucks, parked in a row at 301 South Few Street.

Date: 1948-12-02 

Description: Four men standing around a large block of cheese decorated with candles and a ribbon. Governor Oscar Rennebohm second from left. Engraved on the cheese are...

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Description: A man wearing Swiss clothing making cheese in Switzerland.

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Description: A collection of cheese produced by Widmer's Cheese Cellars.

Photograph

Coldren Factory

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Description: Men work at the Coldren Cheese Factory.

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Description: Advertisement promoting Kraft cheese as a picnic food for visitors to Kraftwood Gardens. The advertisement is on the inside back cover of A guide to Kr...

Date: 1947-03-19 

Description: Woman serving cheese to members of the University of Wisconsin championship basketball team members at the train depot before their departure for the NCAA...

Date: 1996-10 

Description: "Mayville Audubon Days bike riders from Ft. Atkinson take a break at Widmer's Cheese."

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Description: After the curds are leveled off in each form, they are turned so that each side of the Brick is pressed. During the course of the day, each form is turned...

Photograph

Cutting the Cheese

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture workers cut large blocks of Swiss cheese.

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Description: Men closing up the cloth after dipping it into the kettle.

Date: 1930-10-24 ca.

Description: Celebrating the first "Cheese Day" with a parade. A group of spectators gather on the sidewalk near a truck displaying a banner and stove in the back.

Date: 1929-10 

Description: A man gets brick molds ready as part of the process of making cheese at the Wisconsin Cheese Producers Federation.

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