Langes Corners, Wisconsin

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Langes Corners, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Langes Corners is located in Wisconsin
Langes Corners
Langes Corners
Langes Corners is located in the US
Langes Corners
Langes Corners
Coordinates: 44°23′08″N 87°51′39″W / 44.38556°N 87.86083°W / 44.38556; -87.86083Coordinates: 44°23′08″N 87°51′39″W / 44.38556°N 87.86083°W / 44.38556; -87.86083
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Brown
Town New Denmark
Elevation 873 ft (266 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 920
GNIS feature ID 1581156[1]

Langes Corners is an unincorporated community located in the town of New Denmark, Brown County, Wisconsin, United States. Langes Corners is located along County Highway R 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Denmark.[2]

Industry[edit]

Dairy[edit]

In 1916, Steve Siudzinski started the Langes Corners Cheese Factory, which he soon renamed Steve's Cheese.[3] In 1934, Siudzinski began making large blocks of cheese as a promotional stunt, starting with a 2,000 pound and 3,800 pounds block of cheese.[3][4] These large cheeses were often purchased by grocery stores or other groups to aid in promotions and sales.[5] Siudzinski often partnered with Kraft Foods Inc to help bring in enough milk to produce the blocks of cheese.[5] In 1964, Siudzinski made the world's largest block of cheese for the 1964 New York World's Fair, which weighed 34,591 pounds.[3][4]

In 2000, Steve's Cheese was bought by the Smits family, and they moved the offices and store to Denmark, Wisconsin.[3] The factory is still in use by BelGioioso Cheese today.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Langes Corners, Wisconsin
  2. ^ Brown County (PDF) (Map). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "About Us". Steve's Cheese. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "World's Largest Cheese". Neville Public Museum. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b G.M. Trout (December 1960). "Mammoth Cheese". Journal of Dairy Science. Retrieved July 29, 2016.