Lawmakers hold hearing on whether to make Colby Wisconsin’s state cheese

MADISON, Wis. — State lawmakers held a public hearing Tuesday to discuss making Colby the official cheese of Wisconsin.

The proposal was introduced in 2019 but has been a theme for years.

Residents and lawmakers have tried for years to give Colby the honor because of its birthplace of Colby, Wisconsin.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: ‘The cheese that put Wisconsin on the map’: Lawmakers make the case for Colby as the official state cheese

Some opponents have argued the move would undermine the state’s many other cheeses.