Wisconsin produces more cheese than any other state, making more than 3 billion pounds of the savory dairy favorite in 2016 alone, according to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. And Wisconsin’s Green County lays claim to more Master Cheesemakers and cheese manufacturing plants than any other county in the state.
One of the stars among those Green County cheesemakers is Emmi Roth. The Fitchburg, Wis.-based company, part of the Swiss Emmi Group, operates a specialty cheese plant in Monroe, the county seat. The facility produces a variety of award-winning washed-rind and other flavorful cheeses under its Roth brand. Each cheese is unique to the marketplace.