Friday, June 15, 2007

Modern Marvels: Cheese

Good news for those of you who don't live in Wisconsin - soon you'll get the chance for a first hand look at some of Wisconsin's best known cheesemakers.

At 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, The History Channel will air Modern Marvels: Cheese. The 60-minute documentary takes a look at both ancient techniques and new technologies behind some of the world's most popular cheeses as they visit several of the state's cheesemakers.

Anthony Lacques, producer for the show, says: "The main reason for including Wisconsin is the great diversity in specialty cheeses that are made here, from Gruyere and Blue cheese to Cheddar and Mozzarella. It's also the tradition that Wisconsin has; everyone knows what they're doing and can speak articulately about cheese."

The Modern Marvels production crew spent several days in Wisconsin visiting Chalet Cheese Cooperative (pictured above) and Roth Käse USA in Monroe, the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research in Madison, Alto Dairy in Waupun and Winona Foods in Green Bay.

Modern Marvels: Cheese also travels through history from the Roman Empire's diversity of cheeses to the 19th Century birth of industrial cheese. The documentary takes viewers on a journey to help them discover how cheese is made.

Tune in to The History Channel on Wednesday, June 27, at 9 p.m. as our Wisconsin cheesemakers share their craft with a national television audience!

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