Wisconsin Thieves Stole $160,000 Worth of Cheese Last Week

Kirstin Fawcett
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Wisconsin is the fourth-largest cheese-producing region in the world, which might explain how thieves recently managed to swipe $70,000 worth of the state’s staple in a daring dairy heist.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a 54-foot long trailer loaded with cheese was pilfered early Friday morning from a trucking company in Germantown, Wisconsin. While the culprit is still on the loose, the empty trailer was found in the Milwaukee area around 10 a.m. The police also managed to locate the semi-tractor that thieves used to nab the food.

This wasn’t the only major cheese theft to occur recently in Wisconsin. Earlier last week, another band of lawless foodies lifted $90,000 worth of parmesan cheese from a logistics facility in Marshfield.

Turns out, cheese is the most-stolen food product in the world, and is often re-sold to other markets or restaurants. However, the Marshfield thief won't be able to complete that part of the job—at least not easily. The nabbed parmesan was sealed inside a truck, according to Milwaukee news affiliate CBS 58. When bandits opened the vehicle, the seal was broken—meaning it's no longer legal to sell it to anyone else.

[h/t: NBC News]