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Trip List by madcitychick

Wisconsin Cheese

Sep 10, 2007  Cheese rules!
4.5 of 5 stars based on 1 vote

No trip to Wisconsin is complete without trying Wisconsin Cheese! Wisconsin has over 600 varieties, types and styles of cheese so there is a cheese here for everyone. There are many plants around the state, some of which have tours or viewing windows. I've been to many of these - some are very small retail stores and some have gift stores attached to them. All have something unique. Cheesaholic tip: Don't be afraid to ask for a sample if you have never tried a variety and you want to taste it before buying. Also ask for ideas on how to use cheese varieties you aren't familiar with.

  • Category: Roadtrip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Never been before, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Wisconsin Cheese Plants
    http://www.eatwisconsincheese.com/wisconsin/travelers_guide.aspx

    I found a map that lists locations for Wisconsin cheese plants. It's good to keep in your car for day trips or side excursions. If you're traveling to Wisconsin, plan on hitting a cheese plant or two. It is a free map. Order early as it takes 6-8 weeks for it to be sent. I've also seen these at some of the information centers, but they often run out.

  • 2. Cheese Curds!
    http://www.EatCurds.com

    Cheese curds are squeaky and delicious. They are very common in Wisconsin but hard to find anywhere else. I consider it baby cheddar cheese. Cheese curds are best when they're eaten fresh. The Curd Crawl map on this site will help you find places to buy truly fresh cheese curds at the plants that make them.

  • 3. Apple Orchards
    http://www.waga.org/orchards.html

    OK, I know this isn't a cheese site but apples go great with cheese! This isn't the prettiest site but it has a great listing of apple orchards in Wisconsin and what their specialties are, which ones have little shops associated with them, etc. It is broken down into sections of the state so it is very useful for locating an orchard in the area or county you'll be in.