There is a good reason why people living in Wisconsin, known as the Dairy State, wear foam rubber wedges simulating cheese on their heads to sporting events instead of a glass of milk. A glass of milk would not fit as snugly on their heads, and, the milk is apt to spill on the people around them.
The fact is, ninety percent of the milk produced in Wisconsin is used for making cheese, hence being a Cheesehead is very representative of the state. Also, Wisconsin cheeses are winners. Cheese makers in Wisconsin win more awards than any other state or country for their exceptional cheese.
Though our professional sports teams do not always have the high percentage of winning as our cheese does, Cheese Heads are always optimistic about cheering their team to be as good as what the wedge on their head represents.
Most Cheeseheads wear a wedge of Cheddar on their heads, from mild to extra sharp, though tastes are expanding to Swiss, Monterey Jack and beyond. After all, more than 600 types and varieties of cheeses are made in Wisconsin, with new types and blends continually being developed. Not wanting to be left behind, new styles of Cheeseheads also continue to be developed.
While wearing a wedge of cheese on ones head is fun, eating a wedge of dyed foam rubber is neither tasty nor nutritious. But real cheese not only tastes good, it is also good for you.
It takes about ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese. Since milk is considered to be almost a complete food it follows that cheese is also dense in nutrients. Studies have shown that eating certain types of cheese after a meal or as a snack can help prevent tooth decay.
There is such a variety of cheese, including those made with low fat milk, it is best to read the label for accurate food values.
While Wisconsin cheese is important to both those who wear it, make it and eat it, our cheese is also a popular food for many world class chefs who use Wisconsin cheese in their recipes to the delight of cheese lovers.
Cheese was not invented in Wisconsin, it’s been around at least 5,000 years, but Cheesheads are definitely a Dairy State original.
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