Georgia's state legislature passed the "Vidalia Onion Act of 1986" which authorized a trademark for "Vidalia Onions" and limits the production area to Georgia or any subset as defined by the state's Commissioner of Agriculture. The current definition includes:
The following thirteen counties: Emanuel, Candler, Treutlen, Bulloch, Wheeler, Montgomery, Evans, Tattnall, Toombs, Telfair, Jeff Davis, Appling, and Bacon.
Portions of the following seven counties: Jenkins, Screven, Laurens, Dodge, Pierce, Wayne, and Long.
2 lg Vidalia Onions, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 12 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
Grease a baking dish with butter or cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Spoon into the baking dish. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 oven for 25 minutes. Serve warm with crackers of your choice.
Source: Spartanburg Herald Journal, 9/10/2003, Pg C4