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Casper Jaggi: Master Swiss Cheese Maker (Badger Biographies)

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Have you ever wondered why Swiss cheese has holes? You'll find out in this story about a Swiss cheese maker named Casper Jaggi. Casper Jaggi was only six years old when his father taught him how to make cheese in the Swiss Alps. In 1913, Jaggi left Switzerland in search of new opportunities in the United States. Like many other Swiss, he settled in Green County, Wisconsin, where the rolling hills dotted with grazing cows reminded him of home. And soon, he'd be turning cow's milk into cheese, just as he did in Switzerland.

The book opens the doors to Jaggi's Brodhead Swiss Cheese Factory - largest factory of its kind in Wisconsin in the 1950s. Archival photos help illustrate, step-by-step, the process Jaggi and his workers followed to transform 2,000 pounds of milk in a copper kettle into a 200-pound wheel of Swiss cheese.

 

Jaggi was one of the many European immigrants who helped establish Wisconsin's reputation for delicious cheese. The artisan cheese makers crafting award-winning cheeses today are continuing this rich tradition in America's Dairyland.

 

About the Author

Jerry Apps is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the author of many books on rural history and country life. His nonfiction books include Old Farm, Every Farm Tells a Story, and Living a Country Year. He received the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ 2007 Major Achievement Award and the Wisconsin Library Association’s 2007 Notable Wisconsin Author Award. Jerry was born and raised on a small farm in Waushara County, Wisconsin, where he grew up driving horses.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870203923
Author:
Apps, Jerry
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Author:
Apps, Jerold W.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Wisconsin
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Jaggi, Casper
Subject:
Cheesemakers - Wisconsin - Green County
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Badger Biographies Series
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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