Fromagination Cheesemonger Jeff recently helped Madison Gas & Electric Company (MG&E) name its newest flock of Peregrine Falcons. This year the chicks -who live “upstairs” from MG&E – are named for cheeses that are considered native, more or less, to Wisconsin.
Thanks to MG&E for helping to publicize preservation of a formerly endangered species. The Peregrine Falcon became extinct in the eastern U.S. due to pesticide (DDT) use in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, but came off the Endangered Species List in 1999.
Jeff was happy to help explain the importance of these cheeses to Wisconsin’s cheese heritage. See the new chicks video below…and the cheeses they’re named for below the video!
Fromagination sells some great Wisconsin versions of those very cheeses: