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One hundred years of cheesemaking in Wisconsin, 1850-1950

The cheese manufacturing regions of Wisconsin, 1850-1950


In the early nineteenth century, cheesemaking in the United States was largely confined to New York and the Ohio Valley. As settlers from these areas came west to Wisconsin in the 1830s and 1840s, cheesemaking came with them. This article examines the development of the cheese industry in Wisconsin from its beginnings through 1950, focusing on the different specialties and output of various regions within the state.

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Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
The Rise of Dairy Farming
Creator: Durand, Jr., Loyal
Pub Data: Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. 1953: 109-130.
Citation: Durand, Jr., Loyal. "The cheese manufacturing regions of Wisconsin, 1850-1950." Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. (1953: 109-130); Online facsimile at:  http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.WT1953; Visited on: 4/18/2014
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