By Tim Kowols
The road to a pair of awards at the Wisconsin State Fair begins on the farms of northeast Wisconsin for the Agropur cheese plant in Luxemburg. Over 120 farms in northeast Wisconsin send their milk to the Luxemburg plant, where it is produced mostly into the mozzarella Master Cheesemaker Roger Krohn captured 1st and 3rd place awards with at the Wisconsin State Fair Cheese and Butter Contest in June. With more than 100,000 pounds of the award-winning mozzarella being produced daily at the plant, Agropur Producer Services Manager Jeff Montsma says farmers and technology have kept up with the pace.
The mozzarella made in Luxemburg is not a stranger to awards this year, capturing a best of class and second award at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest held in Green Bay earlier this year.