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Cheese Auction brings in big bids
Monticello Dairy Queen Erin Lehr, 16, holds up a block of cheese during the cheese auction at the Green County Fair on Sunday. To order this photo, click here. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - The Green County Fair's Cheese Auction brought in a record-breaking total of $49,222.50 Sunday, according to a press release from the Foreign Type Cheesemaker's Association. With 474 pounds of cheese on auction in 96 lots, a single pound of cheese sold for an average of almost $104. The grand champion cheese from Tuesday's judging, a 40-pound block of Baby Swiss by Mike Nelson of the Chalet Cheese Co-op, was won by Faith Engineering with a $165 bid.