Wisconsin dairy breaks world's longest cheese string record – again
Nearly three-quarters of a mile long
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.