Wisconsin started an initiative to dump cheese brine (a waste product of the state's best known commodity) all over the frozen roads in the hopes that it would be effective in thawing the ice.
Nearly 30% of the conventionally used dry salt is reportedly knocked off the roads by cars or simply bounces off when it's first dropped. The cheese brine helps the salt remain on the roads when applied. Jeffery Tews of the Milwaukee Public Works Department tells us, "You want to use provolone or mozzarella. Those have the best salt content." You have to do practically nothing to it."
Wisconsin has always been known for its tasty dairy products, but now it can brag that even its streets are practically paved with cheese!