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Cheese auction at fair nets $42,000
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Green County Dairy Princess Natalie Gefke holds up a block of cheese during the cheese auction at the Green County Fair on Sunday. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - The 2015 Green County Fair Cheese Auction on Sunday brought in $42,337 for 70 pieces of cheese, a total of 406 pounds, the Foreign Type Cheesemaker's Association announced. The Grand Champion Dill Havarti made by Steve Stettler of Decatur Dairy, Inc. sold for $800 per pound to Pancho and Lefty's of Monroe. The cheese that was not sold at the auction was donated to the Green County Dairy Queens to be given out for promotional events and the remaining 600 pounds of cheese was given to the food pantry for distribution in the community.