Cheese

‘Cheese Proud’

The Midwest is called “the breadbasket of the world,” and nothing goes better with bread than a little cheese. With its cheese trails, cheese festivals, cheese museums and “cheeseheads,” Wisconsin is “cheese proud” for good reason: It produces 2.5 billion pounds of cheese each year in 600 varieties – twice as many as runner-up California. When preparing your holiday cheese platters this year, remember to support our farmers and neighbors by buying local.

What’s the difference between blue and Gorgonzola cheese?
Which of these is not a semi-soft cheese?
What is “cold pack” cheese?
What variety of cheese is the most popular in the U.S.?
Which of the following are examples of “pasta filata” cheeses?
What cheeses are known for their snowy white, edible rinds?
How old must a cheese get before it is called “aged”?
Name at least one Alpine-style cheese produced in Wisconsin.
True or False: Cheese is a high-protein food.
Prior to 1850, most cheese produced in the U.S. was what kind?
In what Wisconsin community is the National Historic Cheese-Making Center located?
How many pounds of cow’s milk are needed to produce one pound of cheese?

Cheese and Wine Pairing Suggestions

Baby Swiss Cheese Chardonnay, White Zinfandel
Blue Cheese Pinot Noir, Riesling, Syrah/Shiraz, Ice Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon
Camembert Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Champagne, Beaujolais, Syrah/Shiraz
Cheddar Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Syrah
Colby Cabernet Sauvignon
Edam Chardonnay, Champagne, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Beaujolais,
Feta Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Beaujolais, Pinot Gris
Fontina Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Beaujolais
Gouda Chardonnay, Champagne, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Beaujolais
Havarti Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, merlot, Red Zinfandel,
Limburger Cabernet Sauvignon
Mascarpone Champagne, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris
Monterey Jack, Muenster Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Beaujolais
Parmesan, Provolone White Zinfandel, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Champagne
Swiss Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Riesling, Ice Wines

Source: Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.