When I was in Door County, Wisconsin last summer, I visited several cheese shops.

Now, Wisconsin is a major player in American cheeses – they’re the largest cheese producer in the U.S. and have more than 600 varieties of cheese – and they’re quite good. But I got into a little tiff with the proprietor of one cheese store over his statement that only Wisconsin cheeses have won gold medals in cheese competition.

Jane Ammeson can be contacted via email at janeammeson@gmail.com or by writing to Focus, The Herald-Palladium, P.O. Box 128, St. Joseph, MI 49085.

Jane Ammeson can be contacted via email at janeammeson@gmail.com or by writing to Focus, The Herald-Palladium, P.O. Box 128, St. Joseph, MI 49085.