Wisconsin Cheese Makers

5:39 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Cheese Stands Center, But Not Alone At 'Cheese Dinners'

A cheese dinner isn't just plates of cheeses, like the one pictured. Instead, it's a culinary experience in which cheese is incorporated into elegant dishes.
Credit Dan Tentler/Flickr

Wisconsin may be the land of cheese, but even local cheeseheads would likely draw a blank at the mention of a "cheese dinner."

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Wed February 12, 2014

EU Wants U.S. Cheese Makers to Stop Using European Names

Feta cheese, along with other foods made in the U.S. with ties to Europe might be called something else in the future
Credit LaToya Dennis

Names such as Gruyere, Brie, Parmesan, Havarti, Feta, Asiago, Gorgonzola and Fontina.

Shawna Morris of the U.S. Dairy Export Council says the European Union does not want cheese makers in other parts of the world using names that originated in Europe. Otherwise, the EU claims, the brands are not authentic.

Morris says the EU began imposing restrictions on cheese branding in the mid-1990s and American companies aren’t the only ones targeted.

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11:11 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Wisconsin Cleans Up at American Cheese Society's Competition

Nearly 1,800 entries were found at the American Cheese Society competition in Madison, Wisconsin last week.
Credit Smabs Sputzer, Flickr

A week-long conference includes and awards cheese makers from all over the world and Wisconsin comes away with the most awards.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Raw Milk Sales Back In The Public Eye

A bill that would legalize raw milk sales is circulating in Madison.
Credit Susy Morris, Flickr

The issue of raw milk sales – is again a hot one in Wisconsin. People on both sides are crowding into a courtroom, to witness the trial of a dairy farmer from Sauk County.

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