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Wisconsin dairy breaks world's longest cheese string record – again

Nearly three-quarters of a mile long

2w ago

The Knauses are to Wisconsin cheese what the Baldwins are to Hollywood films and the Kardashians are to... whatever it is they do. Founded in 1975 by Jim Knaus, Weyauwega Star Dairy specializes in dairy products and the family business has beaten its own record for the third time by creating the longest cheese string... in the world. And Wisconsin.

They've done it for the third time in three different decades (1990s, 2000s and 2020s). In 1995, they set the first record and then they beat it in 2006 with a 2,000-foot string of cheese. This time, they've created a string of cheese measuring 3,832 feet - that's the equivalent of about 30,000 individual sticks.

The cheese took nearly six hours to complete and 90 minutes to unravel. A long line of local residents decided to help by standing seven feet apart across three city blocks. According to the Appleton Post-Crescent, they had to hold up about 500 pounds (226 kg) of cheese.

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Comments (7)

  • This place is literally 15 miles from me 🥰

      17 days ago
    • Ooh have you been?

        17 days ago
    • Of course! Pass by it every time we go east to Appleton, Green Bay, Door County, among other places east…betting no one can actually pronounce it correctly 🤣

        16 days ago
  • That's about 1168 meters for those who use the metric system. Quite substantial if you ask me. James May would be proud 👏:)

      11 days ago