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$34K for 496 lbs. at cheese auction
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Green County Dairy Queen Mariah Martin, left, and Green County Dairy Princess Brooke Bidlingmaier hold up blocks of cheddar cheese during the Blue Ribbon Cheese Auction at the Green County Fair Sunday, July 21. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - Cheese bidders were back in the game this year, paying more than $69 per pound on average for Green County Fair cheese entries. The 2013 Green County Fair Blue Ribbon Cheese Auction, sponsored by the Foreign Type Cheesemakers Association, brought in more than $34,000 for 496 pounds of cheese on Sunday, July 21, at the Green County fairgrounds in Monroe. The auction raised almost $21,000 last year for 489 pounds, averaging $42.80 per pound.