Thursday, July 17, 2008
Cheese: The Perfect Food
Wisconsin = Cheese. It's just that way. Like Florida = Sunshine. Like Missouri = Anheuser-Busch (oops! my bad) . Like Utah = Mormons. You get the idea. So no trip to Wisconsin is complete until you've done a couple of things--and two involve cheese. One, you gotta drink Wisconsin beer. It just tastes better in the Badger State. Maybe it's the low humidity and cooler summers that make the beer taste extra clean, crisp, and refreshing (that sounds oddly like a Hamm's commercial). Two, you gotta eat fried cheese curds. I prefer my fatty cheese nodules dipped straight into Ranch but not everyone is as willing as I am to risk sudden cardiac arrest. BTW, cheese curds are best enjoyed with a WI brew. Cuts the fat in half I hear. Third, you gotta stop into a cheese store and buy some hometown cheese. You have your mild cheddar, your medium cheddar, your sharp cheddar. It's a cheddar windfall.