What's Your Cheese?
Written by
Lisa Rivero
March 2010
Written by
Lisa Rivero
March 2010
I didn't grow up in Wisconsin, but I've lived here longer than I've lived anywhere else, so I guess I'm an honorary cheesehead. In Wisconsin, we take our cheese very seriously. A local grocery store has a self-contained, refrigerated, walk-in cheese room, with generous samples ready to stab with toothpicks at every turn.

Imagine the excitement when, today, a world champion cheese will be crowned at the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest held at Monona Terrace in Madison: "Twenty nations from all over the world shipped a total of 50,000 pounds of cheese to be judged at the biennial contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Thirty judges from 15 nations will sniff and taste through Thursday, when they'll crown the champion." If you think I am, in the words of Ricky Gervais, "having a laugh," or that I am writing this tongue in cheek (what is the typing equivalent of "tongue in cheek"?), I am not. I am no cynic. We all need our own cheese in our life... Full Post

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