Profile America -- Sunday, June 2nd. It's well known that fans of the Green Bay Packers refer to themselves as "Cheeseheads," poking fun at themselves, their devotion to their team, and Wisconsin' s reputation as a maker of cheese. In that vein, the town of Little Chute, just 20 miles south of Green Bay, is hosting the 25th annual Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival, which ends today. Some thousands will have attended to enjoy the fun and the good food. Among the offerings will be a cheese tasting event, a cheese carving demonstration, and a cheesecake contest. Americans eat an average of just over 32 pounds of various cheeses each year, nearly twice the amount each of us ate in 1980. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at <www.census.gov>.
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 217