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Wisconsin State Beverage

Milk splash; photo by Denis-Carl Robidoux on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Official State Beverage of Wisconsin

Milk was designated the official state beverage of Wisconsin in 1987.  Wisconsin is the nation’s leading milk-producing state and milk is very important to Wisconsin's economy (Wisconsin's slogan is  "America's Dairyland"). All State Foods & Beverages

Milk is also represented on the U.S. Mint's commemorative quarter for Wisconsin, which features a round of cheese and a dairy cow (the official state domesticated animal of Wisconsin).

Milk has been called a nearly perfect food - a source of protein, calcium, and several other important nutrients. Each dairy cow produces about 6.5 gallons of milk per day; less than half of this milk is consumed as a beverage - the rest is used for butter, cheese, ice cream, milk powder, and other processed products.