Wisconsin is known as America’s Dairyland. Our automobile license
plates tell everyone that even though today we only produce 15%
of the country’s milk, 25% of the butter, and 30% of the cheese.
How did we become known as the dairy state, and why are we still
known by that moniker today?
There are several types of food and drink that are associated
with Wisconsin. Beer, brats, and cheese are some of the first
things that come to mind when people talk about Wisconsin. Why
is that so?
Have you ever spent an evening at the local bowling alley, danced
a polka at a Wisconsin wedding, or enjoyed a festive tailgate
party before a Wisconsin sporting event? How have these events,
and many others, become part of Wisconsin’s culture? What do these
recreational events say about the people of Wisconsin?