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Bill Makes Cheese Wisconsin's Official Snack

posted on January 8, 2010

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Cheese would become Wisconsin's official state snack under a bill up for public hearing on Thursday.

The proposal by Democratic state Sen. Jim Sullivan of Wauwatosa doesn't differentiate between cheddar, blue or Swiss. And it also doesn't say anything about curds.

What it would do is make plain old cheese the official snack, joining corn as the official state grain, cranberry as the official state fruit and milk as the official beverage.

Cheese has been getting a lot of love from lawmakers this year.

Another proposal would name the bacterium that converts milk into cheese as the official state microbe.

The bill will be considered by the Senate Agriculture Committee.

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