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Term: cheese in Wisconsin


Cheese is the primary focus of Wisconsin's dairy industry, using approximately 90 percent of the state's total milk production. Wisconsin produces more than 500 different varieties, types, and styles of cheese.  Cheddar, American, and Mozzarella are the leading types of cheese produced in Wisconsin.Colby, Baby Swiss, and Brick cheeses are original to Wisconsin.  View more information about the cheesemaking.

View pictures related to cheesemaking at Wisconsin Historical Images.

[Source: Wisconsin Dairy Artisan Network]
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