They don't call Wisconsinites "cheeseheads" for nothing. The state produces over three billion pounds of cheese per year, and being around so much of that dairy goodness eventually seeps into local citizens' brains in a way other people will never understand. In early November, at a Milwaukee Bucks basketball game, one woman dazzled the crowd and won an audience challenge by naming 27 different kinds of cheese in only 30 seconds!
27 different types of cheese in 30 seconds, that's light work in Wisconsin 🧀😂🧀 https://t.co/t52kyniUhf— Milwaukee Bucks (@Milwaukee Bucks)1541366582.0
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel asked the woman, identified as Jamie Kiesl, how she managed to accomplish such an impressive feat.
She offered a perfect explanation:
"I've lived in Wisconsin my whole life."
@Bucks Please tell me she got a good prize!! https://t.co/1XqO4eMrQE— Jill (@Jill)1541368453.0
Kiesl added even more mystique to her victory by holding a child and wearing a cheese-wedge hat as she named every cheese from gorgonzola to mascarpone.
@Bucks @SportsCenter this needs to be on top 10 at least honorable mention.— Will Nickolas (@Will Nickolas)1541367766.0
@Bucks @zachkruse2 While casually holding her kid— GBlantern (@GBlantern)1541367432.0
While it's amusing to poke fun at Wisconsinites and their dairy, the truth is that the state produces 26% of the nation's cheese annually. According to Munchies, the badger state accounts for "over one billion pounds of mozzarella, almost 666 million pounds of processed cheese, and 86 million pounds of feta per year."
@Bucks Cheesus Christ. Thats pretty good— james francis (@james francis)1541366710.0
Twitter was floored by Kiesl's cheese prowess!
@Bucks Gouda Lord, she knows cheese— Cc (@Cc)1541378523.0
@Bucks That was incredible— Brick Tamland (@Brick Tamland)1541367876.0
@Bucks https://t.co/7rO6vy6rZI— Dynasty Woolfolk (@Dynasty Woolfolk)1541488673.0
@Bucks @CoreyGloor i don't know anyone else on my Twitter that reps Wisconsin so I'm tagging you to say... Wow. Jus… https://t.co/ACXbvUgR7v— Alex Dosser (@Alex Dosser)1541368245.0
Some, however, thought her score was inflated by the inclusion of cheese categories instead of actual varieties:
@Bucks @KDonhoops Why we trying to act like “smoked” is a type of cheese. All cheese can be smoked! Revoke this score!!!!!— Travis Helwig (@Travis Helwig)1541390163.0
It's hard to imagine any cheeses she didn't get to, but the list does seem truly endless!
@Bucks She forgot Limburger. Ricotta. Mozzarella. Parmesan. Fontina. Fontinella. And Velveeta. 😂— Melissa Daniels (@Melissa Daniels)1541393782.0
@Bucks no fromundah?— SOURCE (@SOURCE)1541427941.0
@Bucks Brie, Roquefort, Pont-l'Eveque, Port Salut, Savoyard, Saint-Paulin, Carre-de-L'Est, Boursin, Bresse Bleu, Pe… https://t.co/2zuWMzCsgQ— January Silvester Rooster Dawn (@January Silvester Rooster Dawn)1541371030.0
Congratulations, Ms. Kiesl, on your mastery of the cheeses. Watching your challenge would impress even the Monty Python crew!
The Cheese Shop sketch, Monty Python youtu.be