Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Mob and Wisconsin Cheese

July 2012 Contents
Feature Article

The Underworld's Interest
in Wisconsin's Cheese
By Gavin Schmitt

"With the utterance of the term 'Mafia,' many images spring to mind. Few, if any, are related to cheese. However, the history of one highly regarded cheese manufacturer in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, a city about sixty miles northwest of Milwaukee, is entwined with the history of the American Mafia. And the company appears to owe its birth as much to events on the rough streets of Chicago gangland as to the more publicized cheese-making traditions of the small village of Montelepre, Sicily..."

Ten pages including one and a quarter pages of notes and six photographs.

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