Cheese Posted by Samantha Behling May 8, 2020 ‘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?fontinaromanoMonterey Jackhavarti 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?Mozzarella, provolone and stringFeta, marscapone and ricottaBrie and Camembert 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.TrueFalse Prior to 1850, most cheese produced in the U.S. was what kind?SwissCheddarAmericancottage In what Wisconsin community is the National Historic Cheese-Making Center located?Green BayMonroeEgg HarborMadison How many pounds of cow’s milk are needed to produce one pound of cheese?1 pound2 pounds5 pounds10 pounds 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. Time is Up!