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Bill Hoesley of the Wisconsin Cheese Group in Monroe holds queso fresco and queso quesadilla. The Wisconsin Cheese Group will be competing in the World Championship Cheese Contest and the queso fresco will be one of the cheeses it will enter. To order a reprint of this photo, click here. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - Competitors from the "Swiss Cheese Capital of the U.S.A" and surrounding area are gearing up for the next World Championship Cheese Contest, hosted in Madison next week. Established in 1957, the contest is a competition of cheesemakers from across the globe. Proceeds from the event go to the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research graduate program.