There is cheese in Mark Twain Cave.  No, we have not been attacked by the Wisconsin National Guard.  During our live broadcast at the cave this week, we learned that Mark Twain Cave has partnered with Heartland Creamery to produce "cave-aged" cheese.  Historically, this was a common practice back before there were refrigerators.  But, there's a good reason why it's being done again.

No, we have not been attacked by the Wisconsin National Guard.

I was shown the secret area inside the cave where Heartland built a proprietary containment compartment.  The temperature in the cave is a natural 52 degrees which is one reason why our pre-refrigerator ancestors used caves as a means to keep cheese preserved when the cows weren't producing milk during the colder months.

For more information about cave-aged cheese, check out an article from Politico here or the Mark Twain Cave website.

Photo - Jeff "Doc" Holliday