Colby Would Be Official Wisconsin Cheese Under Bill

Believe it or not, in a state that produces more cheese than any other at 3.4 billion pounds each year, there is no official state cheese.

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FILE - In this March 5, 2020 file photo, visitors to the Cheese Champion event of the World Championship Cheese Contest sample offerings from an array of international producers during the gathering at Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis. A bill being heard by a state Assembly committee would make colby, which was created in Wisconsin more than 100 years ago, the official stage cheese. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In cheese-obsessed Wisconsin, which proudly touts itself as America’s Dairyland, the dairy cow is the official domestic animal, milk is the official state beverage and cheese is the official dairy product. But believe it or not, in a state that produces more cheese than any other at 3.4 billion pounds (1.5 billion kilograms) each year, there is no official state cheese. A bipartisan bill heard by a state Assembly committee on…

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