Heading from Minnesota into Wisconsin, the first thing that struck us was the names of the county roads:
Alphabetized, instead of numbered – we thought it might be unique to one county, but continued to see the same as we traveled through the state.
Because Wisconsin is dairy country, we just had to visit a cheese factory – or what we thought would be one. When we arrived, it was merely a store, but with a great variety of cheeses – so we got some curds, Provolone, Swiss and Limburger cheese. But despite not getting a demonstration of cheese-making, we did learn some interesting facts:
- Wisconsin is the home to the only North American producer of Limburger cheese (Mason, WI)
- About 85% of milk produced in Wisconsin is made into cheese
- It takes about 10 lb of milk to make 1 lb of cheese
- A gallon (American) of milk weighs about 8.5 lb
We’ll be enjoying the tastes of Wisconsin for days to come!
Keeping on our easterly direction, we came to Green Bay, where, despite this being cattle country, there were horse statues on several street corners:
And we were almost out of Wisconsin. Blessings, Peg