Do you dream of cheese? You don't have to be from Wisconsin to be a cheesehead! Known as America's Dairyland, the state has been making cheese for more than 175 years. Today, it produces more than 600 varieties, types, and styles of cheese that win awards and will keep you coming back for more!
If you can't get enough cheese in your life, here's 3 things to do in Wisconsin for every cheese lover.
1. Learn Something New At The Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese In Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
Now you can finally school your friends in cheese.
Visiting the Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese is a no brainer, considering this shop and bistro features the largest selection of handmade Wisconsin Artisan cheese! Representing over 30 local artisan cheesemakers, this shop is the ideal spot for those seeking authentic Wisconsin cheese. Make it a lunch or dinner charcuterie date and order a few of the artisan meats, craft beers, and wine to go along with the incredible cheese!
Under 10 minutes from the Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese is the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek, Wisconsin! Dating back to the late 1800s, this inn is known today for its award-winning breakfasts, delicious lunches, and romantic candlelight dinners.
Fish Creek is a quaint bayside village on Wisconsin's Green Bay. Explore the village's restaurants, shops, and art galleries, many of which are housed in historic buildings or spend the day admiring the yacht-filled harbor!
2. Taste Something Exceptional At The Door County Creamery In Sister Bay, Wisconsin
Fall in love with local cheese and adorable goats at this goat dairy farm.
With a mission of loving local cheese, it's hard for any cheese fanatic to resist visiting the Door County Creamery! This goat dairy farm features a cheesemaking facility and retail store where you can buy delicious cheese, goat's milk gelato, and even goat milk soaps.
While you're there, you'll have to say hello to the goats! The creamery's goats are happy animals that roam freely in the pasture. You may even see a baby goat!
Where To Stay: Blacksmith Inn On the Shore in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
Only 12 minutes from the Door County Creamery is the scenic Blacksmith Inn on the Shore in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin! Situated on 400 feet of Lake Michigan's beautiful shore, the inn offers guests unforgettable views of the harbor from each of its 15 guest rooms. If you'd like to be by the water, Baileys Harbor is the perfect place for you to stay during your trip to Wisconsin! It's considered part of Door County, where you can stroll miles of peaceful shoreline, enjoy incredible scenery, and visit a few of its eleven lighthouses.
3. Cook Your Way Through The Milwaukee Public Market
Take a cooking class at the city's most unique downtown food destination.
If you'd like to take home more than just a cheese wheel, sign up for a cooking class at the Milwaukee Public Market during your time in Wisconsin! The market offers a wide variety classes, one being Make Your Own Cheese.
Taught by a professional cheese maker, this course will provide the highest grade ingredients plus your own cheese making kit to keep. Now, you can share all of the goodness you experienced during your trip with friends and family for many years to come!
Where To Stay: Washington House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Under 30 minutes from the Milwaukee Public Market is the Washington House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Cedarburg, Wisconsin! When you stay here, you'll enjoy casual elegance and historic charm alongside modern day, luxurious amenities.
Dating back to 1886, this Victorian home offers you 34 elegant rooms within walking distance to shops and restaurants in the historic downtown area of Cedarburg. A few other close attractions include a local winery, a brew pub, and the city's seasonal festivals!
Which one would you like to do first? Do you have anything you'd like to add to our list of things to do in Wisconsin for cheese lovers?