Friday, February 19, 2016

Five Fun Facts Friday - Wisconsin Cheese

I'm starting a new series of posts called:  Five Fun Facts Friday.  Today, it's on Wisconsin Cheese.   Here goes:


1.  Wisconsin cheese makers produce over 600 varieties, types and styles of cheese, runner up comes in second with 250 varieties.  

2.  90 % of Wisconsin's milk is made into cheese and 90% of that famous Wisconsin cheese is sold outside the state's borders.  

3.  A one ounce slice of Wisconsin Cheese contains about the same amount of protein as an 8 ounce glass of milk.

4.  In 1921, Wisconsin became the first state to establish cheese grading standards to ensure consistent quality and flavor.

5.  It takes ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese.




Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  

Linked to:  
http://monroega.blogspot.com/2016/02/willy-nilly-friday-5-no-72.html

http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/2016/02/foodie-friday-and-everything-else_18.html



9 comments:

Maggid said...

Ten Pounds? That's a LOT of milk . . . color me impressed. Thank you for this - i learned a lot.

Lori said...

Wow, 10 pounds? I didn't realize that. Thanks for the cheese lesson. I do love me some cheese.

Christine said...

Now they were new to me facts! I love cheese on toast!

Tom said...

Cheese, I never knew

TexWisGirl said...

all those types and i just want colby and cheddar please! :)

Ida said...

Yum! Who can resist good cheese. Of course my favorite is Tillamook cheese from OR.

Liz said...

Do cheese curds count? When the hubby worked near Green Bay we got to tour the Belgioioso Cheese factory. It was SO interesting! You can't beat Wisconsin cheese!

Tanya Breese said...

yum, yum, i love cheese! we've been to madison and visited a cheese factory years back! beautiful area! thank you for linking and i hope you are enjoying your weekend :)

TheCrankyCrow said...

You had me at cheese. I LOVE cheese!! And LOL...we just had a traditional fondue party here on Saturday... The cheese, though, was from Switzerland, not Wisconsin....But YUMMY it was! ;o) ~Robin~