Rice Lake mayor on downtown overhaul, What makes a good cheese tester

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Light yellow circular cheese is stored on a shelf.
Cheese is kept in a room for research Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the Center for Dairy Research at UW-Madison. Angela Major/WPR

The mayor of Rice Lake celebrates the reopening of downtown with $3 million in state grants contributing to improvements. Then, we learn about the duties of five part-time cheese tasters at UW-Madison’s Center for Dairy Research.

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  • City of Rice Lake mayor shares local impact of Main Street project

    Last month, the city of Rice Lake reopened its Main Street downtown after being closed for construction since spring. The mayor shares an overview of the project, which utilized a more than $3 million state grant.

  • Tasting cheese for dairy research

    When the University of Wisconsin-Madison posted five part-time cheese tasting positions for its Center for Dairy Research, more than two hundred people applied for the jobs. The center’s sensory coordinator tells us what it takes to taste cheese for scientific research.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Justin Fonfara Guest
  • Brandon Prochaska Guest

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