MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It’s a bill too gouda not to pass.
The Wisconsin Legislature is set to give final approval Tuesday to a measure making cheese the official state dairy product. It previously passed the Assembly and is up for a final vote in the Senate.READ MORE: Wisconsin Lawmakers To Send Anti-Abortion Bills To Governor
A fourth grade class in Mineral Point lobbied lawmakers to recognize cheese as a state symbol. Once the bill is signed by Gov. Scott Walker, cheese will join a long list of honorary designees.READ MORE: Carli Lloyd Plays Final Match For US In Rout Of South Korea
Others include the badger as the official animal, of course, and corn as the official grain. The dairy cow is the official domestic animal while Kringle is the state pastry and milk is the state beverage.MORE NEWS: Wisconsin Village Leader Charged With Water Meter Tampering
Wisconsin produces the most cheese in the country at 11 billion pounds per year.
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