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Kaukauna man sets new record in cheese curd eating contest

LITTLE CHUTE, WI (WTAQ) - Can you woof down a half pound of cheese curds in less than two minutes?

Tim Swokowski of Kaukauna set a new record over the weekend, when he won the curd eating contest at the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival in Little Chute.

He ate a half-pound of the rubbery curds in 1 minute, 46 seconds. That’s 21 seconds ahead of the previous record of 2:07.

The contest has been taking place for 25 years. Swokowski says it’s a lot harder to swallow cheese than you might think – and you need plenty of water to help get it all down. He says the big secret is to eat chunks of cheese, and not do a lot of chewing.