Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Weekly Poll: Wisconsin or California cheese?

Wisconsin is known for their cheese. It's a vital part of the state's culture and history, and if you don't believe me, try googling the term "cheesehead." The state has come dangerously close to being dethroned as the United States' cheese capital, however, thanks to competition from California for the title of the country's largest cheese producer. Dairy economists had predicted back in late 2006 that California would soon surpass Wisconsin in production, but it's now mid-2008 and such predictions have yet to come true. It's said that they won't come true any time soon, either, as the gap between the two states has actually gotten wider over the last few years. Cheeseheads all over the state of Wisconsin will now be able to sleep easier at night, no doubt.

But forget who makes and sells more: Where does your allegiance lie, with Wisconsin or with California? Do you believe that "great cheese comes from happy cows, [and that] happy cows come from California"? Or are you all for "America's Dairyland"? Vote in our new poll and tell us what you think.

5 comments:

Dana McCauley said...

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Cheryl said...

Honestly, give me cheese from California, from Wisconsin, from France or from Peoria... if it's cheese, I'll happily eat it. I do have to admit, though, that I attended the Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma a few months ago and had some real California beauties. I understand Vermont has some extraordinary cheeses, too. Oh, and Spain. Now I can't stop...

kc said...

I actually don't know where the cheese I eat comes from, so I guess I have no allegiance.

Stacy said...

Hm, I don't really know the difference between Wisconsin and California cheese, but I'm all for CHEESE EQUALITY! I just love it all.

And also, I tempt myself by reading this blog while I'm ravenous! I wish I had a grilled cheese in my hand right now.

Nona said...

You write very well.