A 5th generation, family of butter makers in Ohio is feeling the pressure of an antiquated butter grading law in Wisconsin that protects large butter manufacturers and prevents smaller ones, like Minerva Dairy, from selling their butter. Adam Mueller can’t comply to butter grading standards of Wisconsin because his butter is artisanal. If he did, his butter would lose the quality and texture that his customers love.
Mueller can sell his butter in every other state other than Wisconsin. The cost of hiring a butter grader to come from Wisconsin would cost an exorbitant amount of money, and the grading process would ruin his sought after butter. ?