We are now in a prime time for cheese, even more than usual. “Cheeseheads” are out in force with football season upon us, and the 71st Alice in Dairyland, Kaitlyn Riley has a slice of advice how to enjoy it all.
Riley said she was raised on one of the 96% of family-owned Wisconsin dairy farms, and after doing chores all morning, her family didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for a noon kickoff. That’s why, she said, a simple cheese board makes for a great game-day meal.
“There isn’t much prep work involved, and you can always bring extra cheese to slice if the game goes into overtime,” said Riley.
When it comes to finding a perfect pairing of cheese and adult beverages, WisconsinCheese.com offers suggestions to fit any party.
Riley also said the benefits of Wisconsin cheese outweigh the dietary concerns. She cites essential nutrients like calcium, protein and vitamins as good reasons to enjoy state pride, in moderation of course.
For those looking for a cheesy challenge of their own, Wisconsin Cheese Days in Monroe is a once-every-other-year sort of celebration with a twist. The area is known particularly for its specialty in Limburger cheese, a potent variety renowned for its pungent smell.
Cheese Days offers folks the chance to take the Limburger Challenge, sampling the stinky favorite for themselves. It’s not for the faint of heart!