cheese company announced that it had unofficially broken its own Guinness World Record
by producing a string cheese
that was over 3,800 feet long.
Gerard Knaus, master cheesemaker at Weyauwega Star Dairy in Weyauwega, stated that his father, former master cheesemaker Jim Knaus, presided over the first successful Guinness World Record string cheese attempt in 1995, and the record was updated in 2006 when the company created a 2,000-foot-long piece of string cheese.
In honor of June Dairy Month, the cheesemaker created a 3,832 foot string cheese, nearly doubling the previous record set in 2006.
"The greatest part here now is the community coming together in this," Gerard Knaus told WBAY-TV. "You seen all the people
that came here. They enjoyed every bit of it. When we finished, everybody got some cheese to take home. It was on the Knaus family
, and I hope everybody enjoys it."
He stated that documentation from the most recent event will be submitted to Guinness in order for the record to be updated with the new cheese length, and that he wishes to keep his father's name on the record.
Jim Knaus expressed pride
that the company was carrying on his legacy.
"I can't do it anymore, so it's fantastic that they do it," Jim Knaus told WLUK-TV.