A little something for you cheese fans out there.
As you probably already know, Wisconsin is known as the “Cheese State”, “State of Cheese”, or any other variation of that. Simply put, it’s known for its cheeses. With that in mind, it shouldn’t surprise you that there is an official guide to cheeses from Wisconsin called “Wisconsin Cheese: A Guide to Cheeses from Wisconsin”. You can order it online at www.EatWisconsinCheese.com. Let’s take a look inside.
It opens tri-fold style and is small enough to be pinned on any fridge for later reference. It doesn’t look like much at first, being fairly small, but once you open it you are greeted by a long list of many different cheeses.
The list is alphabetized starting with Anejo Enchilado Cheese and ending with Swiss & Baby Swiss Cheese. Under a very delicious looking picture of each cheese, there is a short description of what the cheese may feel or taste like. For example, Anejo Enchilado Cheese is described as “A bright, reddish-orange exterior with a firm, ivory interior. Texture is semi-soft, almost firm and slightly crumbly. It offers a full, strong, slightly salty flavor.” Can’t you just taste it already. I think you can tell by now that whoever was writing the descriptions for these cheeses was very well educated in the field, and probably enjoyed taste-testing them, too.
For some cheeses, there is even a little tidbit of history for those who are curious. Other cheeses, such as Colby Cheese, are labelled as a “Wisconsin Original”.
On the outside flaps, there are various tips for cheese enthusiasts, such as tips for cheese storage and cooking.
All in all, the Wisconsin Cheese Variety Guide is a neat little booklet to have on hand when you’re curious for a little info on cheeses. And the best part? It’s FREE! To get your Wisconsin Cheese Variety Guide, just visit their official website and fill out the form.