...So the cheese doesn't stand alone.
But if I could be serious for a moment, it appears that there are some asshats out there that would abandon the midwest's dominance in the cheese industry to places like Europe or California, based on some elusive personal "principles".
Face it, if you follow your precious little principles, you will cede the American cheese industry to more undesirable cheesemakers for a generation. Want a cheese made in a place where there is a political party whose sole platform plank is to make pedophilia legal? Buy a hunk of Edam.
I don't support pedophiles, so I buy only smooth, tangy Wisconsin Cheddar. It may not be the best cheese in the world, but the alternative is unthinkable.