By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jan 19, 2022 at 11:01 AM

Apparently, tomorrow is National Cheese Lover’s Day and this grate (ahem) holiday of sorts inspired a study from Lawnstarter to compare the access, quality and affordability of cheese in 180 U.S. cities.

Somehow, Milwaukee ranked 10th. The three top cheese cities according to this survey are Chicago, Ill., Modesto, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif.

The ranking was determined from the follow criteria: most cheese shops per square mile, most farmers markets offering cheese, most awards for best cheese from the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, cheapest cheese and most cheese-related events. 

Apparently, there was not a category for "city most likely to wear cheese wedges as hats" or "city with a castle filled with cheese" otherwise Wisconsin cities would have undoubtedly scored higher. 

And regardless of what some study says, we will always know that in our hearts – and on our heads – we are the cheesiest.  


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.