Cheese Industry Steers Packer Fans to Scardello

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While local restaurants are rushing to acquaint Dallas area eaters with the finer points of Primanti Bros.-style sandwiches, Green Bay cuisine is getting considerably less attention from Super Bowl-minded eateries.

Sherlock's Baker St. Pub in Arlington is the latest restaurant to Pittsburgh-fy its menu, making its Steeler visitors -- including the crew from WBGG, the "sports radio home of the Pittsburgh Steelers" -- feel at home with iconic fry-stuffed sandwiches and black-and-gold beer. It wouldn't be hard for any self-respecting bar to ramp up its Packer hospitality by frying fish and pouring pints of Milwaukee's Best, but thus far no area restaurant has gone public with its plans.

So when the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board was putting together a list of DFW places where Packer fans could get their cheese fix, it reached out to Scardello, the artisan cheese shop in uptown.

"We carry a number of Wisconsin cheeses," says owner Rich Rogers.

Those cheese include Uplands Cheese's Pleasant Ridge Reserve, which took the prestigious Best in Show award at last year's American Cheese Society competition, and Uplands' Rush Creek Reserve, a washed cheese wrapped in spruce bark.

"It's the talk of the cheese world," says Rogers, who's down to his last few wheels. "It's phenomenal."

Packer fans can buy their cheese to go, or order up an all-Wisconsin plate at the store.

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