It’s Time to Make Your Choice

Today is Presidential Primary Election Day in Wisconsin!  That’s important, yes..but after you vote, even more important is the issue of which artisan Wisconsin cheese corresponds to the candidate of your choice?  See below for Fromagination’s answer.

Hillary Clinton

We chose Hook’s Eight-Year Aged Cheddar cheese for Hillary Clinton.  She is mainstream Democrat and so corresponds to a pasteurized, cow milk cheese.  She can be sharp when you push in her in a debate, and she has certainly had to age 8 years during the Obama Administration.  Cheddar cheese is one of the best known cheeses, so it goes well with Ms. Clinton, also well known.  It goes well with a Cabernet Sauvignon wine, as the former Secretary of State no doubt is aware, and dark chocolate.

Ted Cruz

Bad Axe sheep milk cheese from Hidden Springs Creamery seem best for Senator Cruz.  He seeks evangelical Christian votes…which means he’s naturally going to side with the Sheep over the Goats.   He’s the youngest of the candidates, and this is a young cheese with a consistency of a young Mozzarella.  It is a mild, even sweet, cheese, and therefore appropriate for conservative tastes…pair it with rye crackers and a dry mead.  Finally the name – Bad Axe –  rhymes with something that the Senator has a reputation for being in the U.S. Senate.

Bernie Sanders

For Senator Sanders, we think Evalon from LaClare Farms is the best fit.  Sanders is more of a purist who’s bucking the Establishment, so we see this raw, goat milk cheese as quite appropriate.  Many people have never tried goat cheese, but like it when they do.  Evalon has “a nutty finish”…we’ll leave it up to you whether this is a comment on the candidate or final months of the Democratic race.  And many of his supporters are too young to drink alcohol, so we decided to pair it with fresh fruit juice or apple slices.

Donald Trump

Moody Blue from Emmi Roth USA is the best choice for Mr. Trump.  Like Blue cheese, Mr. Trump seems to be either a “love him or hate him” sort of candidate.  And despite being a Republican, he seems to have some policy choices that appear somewhat blue.  He has strong opinions, and therefore pairs well with other foods and beverages that can hold their own, such as bacon or a Porter beer.  Finally, the name – Moody Blue – may sometimes describe his debate demeanor.