Many think to get the best cheese in the world that you have to travel abroad, mainly to continental Europe. However, some of the best cheese in the world comes from the Midwest state of Wisconsin. The state has over 60 artisan cheese makers that produce over 600 types of cheese. If you love cheese and will be heading to the Midwest, Pristine Agency invites you to take a closer look at three destinations you won’t want to miss.
Cheese in this state isn’t just found in one city, or even just the major cities. You could make a several day itinerary to taste all the delicious creaminess of these artisan cheeses. For those that want to start in the big city, look no further than Milwaukee. One of the best places to try cheese in the city is at the Milwaukee Public Market. Start with Usinger’s. This Wisconsin Cheese Mart has one of the largest selections of the state’s cheese with over 150 varieties. And nothing pairs better with cheese than sausage, and Usinger’s offers 70 different types of German sausage to accompany your cheese.
For another big city cheese adventure, head down to Madison. One of the state’s premier cheese shops Fromagination is located here. They do offer a variety of cheeses from around the world, but their focus is on what is made in Wisconsin. They will meet all your cheese needs as beyond just being able to sample and buy cheese here, they offer cooking classes, fondue events, gourmet lunch options and catering.
If you are looking to get off the beaten path and truly experience all that is cheese, plan a visit to Carr Valley Cheese in Sauk City. It is one of the best cheese makers in the US and is run by the fourth generation owner and cheese maker, Sid Cook. You will get the best show in everything that is involved in cheese making. While you are here, also visit and possibly participate in the Carr Valley Cheese Store and Cooking School.
Wisconsin does offer much more than just cheese, but with all these amazing flavors and tastes, it is a great place to start.