DUPONT TOWNSHIP – For much of the 20th century small cheese factories dotted the rural landscape throughout east-central Wisconsin.
Often factories could be found every two or three miles. Many were established by local farmers who needed a place nearby that could turn the milk from their growing dairy herds into cheese, and where they could easily haul their milk-filled cans by horse and wagon.
However, as the smaller dairy farms disappeared, so did many of the small cheese factories.
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