15 ways to tell you're a Wisconsinite Dec 1, 2019 Dec 1, 2019 0 Are you a real Wisconsinite? Check out our list of 15 ways to tell whether you're truly a cheesehead. Curd kings You know that curds and whey are more than words in a nursery rhyme. M.P. KING -- State Journal archives Snow savvy You prepare for a snowstorm by pulling up the wipers from your windshield to keep them from getting plastered down by ice. JOHN HART – State Journal archives Beloved brandy You drink your Manhattan with brandy. You drink your old-fashioned with brandy. Heck, you drink everything with brandy. Capital Times archives Grilling gurus Any time is the right time to grill out -- with or without a parka. Capital Times archives Green (and gold) genes You bleed green and gold. There are no fair-weather Green Bay Packers fans here. And there's really very little fair weather either, come to think of it. Press-Gazette Media Sausage scholar You know how to spell landjaeger and braunschweiger correctly. Plus, you know what they are. (Types of sausage, for the uninitiated.) M.P. KING -- State Journal archives Beer fridge You have a separate fridge for your beer. It may be fancy and calibrated to just the right temperature. Or it may be simple, parked in your garage or basement. Either way, it's fully stocked. (Are you more PBR or Spotted Cow?) Capital Times archives Sturgeon spearing No one thinks it's strange if you use a chain saw to cut a hole in the ice and stare into it for hours, hoping to spear a prehistoric fish. (For newbies, we're talking about sturgeon spearing.) Associated Press archives Chicken dancers Being told that you're dancing like a chicken at a social gathering is actually a good thing. Racine Journal Times archives Blaze orange At certain times of year, you have to run a separate load of blaze orange clothes on laundry day. Greg Dixon Meat raffles You've tried your luck at a local tavern's meat raffle. AMBER ARNOLD — State Journal archives Up North You make an annual pilgrimage "Up North." BARRY ADAMS -- State Journal archives Tailgating You've turned tailgating into an art form -- whether for the Packers, Badgers or even the Brewers. AMBER ARNOLD -- State Journal archives Cream puffs You've stood in line with 300 other people for a Wisconsin State Fair cream puff. Associated Press archives Warm-blooded Wearing shorts on a 50-degree day with snow on the ground just feels right. JOHN HART -- State Journal archives 0 comments Tags Sweeps Wisconsinite Cheese Curds Snow Green Bay Packers Sausage Beer Chicken Dance Sturgeon Cream Puffs Evergreen Related to this collection +5 Entertainment Smelling, tasting and spitting underway at Monona Terrace Mar 8, 2016 The World Championship Cheese Contest is underway with a record number of entries vying for the top spot in Wednesday night's finals. State & Regional 15 ways to tell whether you're a true Wisconsinite Dec 31, 2019 Are you a real Wisconsinite? Check out our list of 15 ways to tell whether you're truly a cheesehead.