Not much good came out of the ongoing pandemic but apparently it took a generational catastrophe for the DAIRY state to officially name a state cheese.

I was shocked when I found out Wisconsin had been going <checks internet> 174 years in the United State without naming an official state cheese.

It's who they are. It's their identity. It has to be the number one cottage industry in Wisconsin. You can't go 20 miles down a Wisconsin highway without coming across a cheese shack.

Cheese is proudly adorned on the heads of their drunkest sports fans.

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But congress couldn't get around to naming to most important cheese in all of cheese land?

Maybe it was one of those situations like when you ask a parent which child is their favorite. A real Sophie's Cheese for the state of Wisconsin.

Well, it took 174 years since joining the Union, but Wisconsin has finally named an official Wisconsin state cheese. And it is....

Colby Cheese

Colby cheese has narrowly bridged the political divide and garnered bipartisan support.

 

Senate Bill 371, which would designate Colby as the official state cheese of Wisconsin, was approved Friday by the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Legal Review and Consumer Protection.

 

Colby cheese is named for the Clark and Marathon County city of the same name where the cheese was invented in 1885.

My absolute favorite part of the article is the very last statement in the article.

The bill passed the committee in a 3-2 vote.

A 3-2 VOTE!!! Two people went home after a bill was passed to make Colby cheese the official cheese of Wisconsin and thought to themselves, "I've failed."

It's an amazing world we live in.

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