Local News

Actions

Cheese thieves strike twice in Wisconsin

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 24, 2016

A state known for its cheese is dealing with some pesky thieves.

Wisconsin police are hunting for the thieves who stole more than $160,000 worth of cheese. A trailer full of locally made cheese was set to be delivered at stops around the nation before it was stolen from a warehouse.

This wasn't the only major cheese theft this week.

"Approximately 90,000 dollars worth of parmesan cheese was missing from a logistics or storage facility here in Marshfield," said Marshfield Police Lt. Darren Larson.

Even if the cheese is found, it cannot be sold and eaten. The vehicle the cheese was in had been sealed by food inspectors and once the thieves opened the truck, they broke the seal, making it inedible.