This weekend was homecoming at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and while our beloved Badgers lost the big football game in overtime, we fans enjoyed home team color red and white cheese curds, thanks to Wisconsin cheesemaker Cesar Luis of Cesar’s Cheese.
Here’s Cesar mixing and adding his super secret red recipe to turn the milk blood red — rumor has it a few visitors to the cheese making viewing window at Sassy Cow Creamery were a bit horrified to see red in the cheese vat, until they found out they were to be turned into red and white cheese curds for Bucky’s big game.
Mmmmm …. red milk. Probably a good thing this didn’t happen on Halloween. I can imagine the rumors now.
Cheddaring the red curd.
Milling the red curd.
And voila, red cheese curds, mixed with regular, white cheese curds!
The ingenuity of Wisconsin cheesemakers never ceases to amaze me. Go Badgers!