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Milan cheese plant takes top honors


MILAN (WAOW)--A small town community in Marathon County is the big cheese when it comes to Mozzarella cheese. The Foremost U.S.A. plant took top honors in the 2012 World Cheese Championship in the Mozzarella division.

There are about 60 workers at the plant, which is Northwest of Wausau. Plant Manager, Dennis Schara says, "We are very excited. We have won a lot of awards in the past, but never a world championship." He is quick to point out, the farmers who sell their milk to the plant are at the heart of the success.

This week,  two workers from theMilan  plant will attend a gathering of international cheese makers in Milwaukee. They will be recognized for the award winning cheese.

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