Thirty seven states and counting. Thanks Shuey.
Flat Ruthie went on a trip to Wisconsin earlier this year to explore many of the architectural works of Frank Lloyd Wright with some side trips to see and learn about what makes Wisconsin famous . . . cheese!
She had a personal tour of the Cedar Grove Cheese Factory in Plain, Wisconsin,
Here’s a vat of the cheese curds showing the rotating, stirring tines that swirl and move up and down the tank. Once it’s thick enough it’s scooped out of here and packed into boxes then put in presses. One end of the box slides down into the box as the excess liquid is pressed out. From there, the blocks of finished cheese are taken to the warehouse to age then get shipped out to the stores.
Some of the curds aren’t boxed but saved as a delicacy in their own right. You can get them in local restaurants where they’re a side dish like fries. After the tour we tasted a few. Tried ‘em and, I don’t know about Flat Ruthie, but I’m stick’in to fries!