GROWTH OF HISPANIC CHEESES SURGES

MADISON, Wis. -- When cheese production numbers for 2002 are released this month, officials at the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board expect to see continued growth in the Hispanic cheese category -- the hottest category for producers in 2001 here in the country's top cheese producing state.Production of such common Hispanic varieties, including Asadero, Anejo Enchilado and queso fresco, increased by

MADISON, Wis. -- When cheese production numbers for 2002 are released this month, officials at the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board expect to see continued growth in the Hispanic cheese category -- the hottest category for producers in 2001 here in the country's top cheese producing state.

Production of such common Hispanic varieties, including Asadero, Anejo Enchilado and queso fresco, increased by 38% in 2001, the largest jump in any single cheese category, the WMMB reported. National

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