January 28, 2016 10:21 pm
Updated: January 28, 2016 10:22 pm

Wisconsin police recover 41,000 pounds of stolen parmesan cheese

A package of Kraft parmesan cheese is seen in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

AP Photo/J. David Ake

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – For the second time in a week, police in Wisconsin have recovered a stolen load of cheese worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Marshfield Police Lt. Darren Larson says 41,000 pounds of parmesan cheese worth $90,000 was stolen from a Marshfield distributor Jan. 15. A semi picked up the cheese that day, but it never reached its intended destination in Illinois.

Larson says investigators received a tip Thursday that the cheese was likely in Grand Chute. Police in Grand Chute found the entire shipment intact. It had already been unloaded into a warehouse.

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On Monday, police in Germantown said $70,000 worth of cheddar and other cheeses stolen from a distribution centre there last week had been recovered in Milwaukee on Friday.

Police haven’t said whether the cases are connected.

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