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Cheese

Apple Holler

Sturtevant, WI
Apple Holler

"Pick Your Own Memories Year Round" at Apple Holler, a family farm, orchard, farm to table restaurant, bakery, and gift shop. Rick-your-own apples, peaches, pears from over 30,000 trees, plus pumpkins. Visitors will enjoy four seasons of family fun and activities including; orchard and farm tours, field trips, birthday parties, company events, hayrides, horse-drawn sleight rides, festivals, pony rides, train rides, farm park fun, barnyard animals and outdoor garden displays. Apple Holler is a perfect indoor/outdoor rustic farm wedding venue and group ag-venture destination. Experience the Magic of Apples of Apple Holler!

Website: www.appleholler.com

Barron County Economic Development Corporation

Barron, WI
Barron County Economic Development Corporation

Barron County EDC is responsible for business growth and Tourism in Barron County.

Website: www.visitbarroncounty.com

Burnett Dairy Cooperative

Grantsburg, WI
Burnett Dairy Cooperative

Burnett Dairy Cooperative is owned by 200 family farms in the Grantsburg, WI and surrounding areas. They also own a cheese plant in Wilson, WI - Cady Cheese. Services offered to farmers include agronomy, feed, grain, animal health/nutrition, propane/fuels, etc. In turn we receive high quality milk to make our award-winning cheese.

The Grantsburg and Wilson locations feature viewing room tours by appointment and cheese stores which also sell local gourmet products.  The Grantsburg location has amazing ice cream, wine, and a bistro with grilled sandwiches, fried cheese curds, pizza. Burnett Dairy Cooperative also hosts several events each year including "Dairy Days", a Corn Maze, and Ladies Day Out. Group Friendly (Motorcoach) destination.

Website: www.burnettdairy.com

Cedar Grove Cheese Inc

Plain, WI
Cedar Grove Cheese Inc

We make the best traditional and specialty cheese you've ever tasted - without artificial growth hormones (rBGH), animal enzymes, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). Our cheese makers craft four million pounds a year of this great cheese. We buy milk from over 30 Wisconsin farmers, all of whom have pledged not to treat their cows with synthetic growth hormones and some of whom are certified organic.

Cedar Grove Cheese is one of the very few producers in Wisconsin to make Fresh Water Buffalo Mozzarella.

Visit the website for retail store hours.  Call ahead for factory tours - groups also welcome. 

Website: http://www.cedargrovecheese.com/

Gramma Miller's Farm Market

Hancock, WI
Gramma Miller's Farm Market

Family owned store with plants, shrubs, vegetables, and novelties. Also, available - wine, cheese, meats, and hand dipped ice cream! Open May - October 7 days a week. Gramma's Café opening May 2016 offering deli-style sandwiches, soups and home style cooking.

Website: www.grammamillersmarket.com

Green County Ag Chest

Monroe, WI
Green County Ag Chest

Events sponsored by the Green County Ag Chest include Breakfast on the Farm and Dairy Days. The organization also sponsors the "queen program" with a young lady from each Green County community selected as an agricultural ambassador. The Green County Ag Chest was organized in 1958 when the Green County Dairy Promotion Committee and the Green County Agricultural Foundation merged. Their objective is to promote Green County, its products, its resources, and its people - especially youth and youth activities involved with home economics and agriculture.

Website: http://www.greencountyagchest.com/

Green County Cheese Days Festival

Monroe, WI
Green County Cheese Days Festival

Held on the 3rd weekend of September in even years.  For more than 100 years, Monroe's Historic Courthouse Square has served as a scenic backdrop to the festival grounds, with a celebration attracting crowds of revelers ready to yodel, polka, and consume cheese by the truckload. Highlights of the weekend include: • Big Cheese Tent • Old Time Copper Kettle Cheesemaking Demonstration • Cow Milking Contest • Family Farm Adventure for Kids • Dairy Farm Tours • Barn Quilt Tours • Three entertainment stages • "Taste of Green County" Food Booths (local specialties like deep fried cheese curds, cream puffs, and cheesecake on-a-stick) • Beer Garden featuring local brews • Arts & Crafts Fair • Carnival • Vintage Tractor Show • Children's Parade • Kid's Arts and Imagination Station • Huge Parade on Sunday - "The Swiss Colony Cheese Days Parade" - led off with a herd of decorated Brown Swiss cattle.

Website: www.cheesedays.com

Highfield Farm Creamery

Walworth, WI
Highfield Farm Creamery

We are the only farmstead artisan cheesemakers in southeastern Wisconsin.

Website: www.highfieldfarm.com

Kickapoo Orchard, Inc.

Gays Mills, WI
Kickapoo Orchard, Inc.

80 acres of apple and cherry orchards, bakery, cider mill, corn and sunflower maze, bus groups welcome.

Website: http://kickapoo-orchard.com/

LaClare Farms

Malone, WI
LaClare Farms

Retail Shoppe with Cafe specializing in Wisconsin artisan and farmstead cheeses, ice cream, wines and craft beers. Tour this one of a kind goat dairy and farmstead creamery. Open Daily 10 am-7 pm.

Website: www.laclarefarms.com

Meuer Farm

Chilton, WI
Meuer Farm

There is something for everyone to see and explore on this 4th generation family farm, owned and operated by David & Leslie Meuer! March starts out with the farm making maple syrup. The maple syrup season goes for about a month, and the public is welcome to stop out anytime for a taste and to watch. Once maple syrup season ends, work begins to ready the 5 acres of strawberries for picking in June and July. Work starts by uncovering the berry plants from their straw covered bed, and soon after our honey bees are put out in different locations here on the farm. Pick-Your-Own and pre-picked strawberries are ready in June and early July. July and August is fresh pre-picked Wisconsin Blueberries, and then its fresh bi-color sweet corn. August is new crop honey being harvested here, and then it's our 10 acre corn maze along with hayrides, farm animals, the activity area, and pumpkin picking during the months of Sept. and Oct. We are handicap accessible here at the farm, even the hayrides! Fieldtrips, weddings, tours and outings for companies and groups are available anytime. Because this is an active, operating farm - visitors get to see planting, harvesting, cows calving, and all other aspects of farm life. Once a month from May thru Sept., join in the "Farm Flavors" farm dinner series. Experience a 3-5 course fancy dinner on location, accompanied by a special farm presentation.  Reservations are required. To learn about farming, food and conservation, while having fun doing it, plan your trip to the Meuer Farm today!

Website: www.meuerfarm.com

Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy LLC

Kewaunee, WI
Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy LLC

Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy is the largest single family owned dairy in Wisconsin. The farm was established back in 1946 when John Pagels father Carl Pagel borrowed the money from a neighbor to buy the farm. Since then the farm has stayed in the family and is thriving with many generations to come! Take a tour of the Ponderosa and learn all about the latest innovations in milk production (735 - 750 cows are milked per hour!) and alternative energies. Watch the milk from our cows go to our newly added cheese production plant to create a variety of cheeses. Pagels' Ponderosa will host Breakfast on the Farm in Kewaunee County on June 19th 2016. Group Friendly (Motorcoach) destination.

Website: www.pagelsponderosa.com

Renard's Cheese

Sturgeon Bay, WI
Renard's Cheese

Renard's Cheese is a family owned and operated business since 1961. Master Cheesemaker Chris Renard is a third generation cheesemaker crafting cheese the old fashion way. Fresh cheese curds daily and a wide variety of handcrafted artisan cheese - Cheddars, Colby, Farmers, Muenster, Brick, Marble, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella string, Smoked string and over 50 flavor infused specialty cheeses. We offer Door County Gourmet products. Deli - dine in or take out. Factory tours are available by reservation.

Website: www.renardscheese.com

Rock N Wool Winery

Poynette, WI
Rock N Wool Winery

A family owned and operated winery/vineyard on 40 acres in Poynette. Free tours and wine tastings. Feel free to pack a picnic and enjoy wine and a meal in their pine forest. A Wisconsin winery proud to make Wisconsin wine

Website: rocknwoolwinery.com

Rural Arts Roadtrip: Fine Art, Food, and Fun

New Holstein, WI
Rural Arts Roadtrip: Fine Art, Food, and Fun

Rural Arts Roadtrip is the 2nd weekend in October each year. It is a self-guided local art and food event primarily in Calumet County, WI. Meander along the 11 host sites with 80 artists represented. View artist demos, enjoy rustic roads, and savor local foods. Bring your coolers to take home grass-fed beef, cage free chicken, artisan cheese and honey, pure maple syrup, apples and more. Eclectic artists include glass blowing; stained, leaded, etched, and enameled glass; fiber arts; hand-painted yarn, handspun yarn, felted as well as woven apparel and household furnishings; wood art, chainsaw carving, scroll and hand carving, rustic furniture, barn-board art. Pottery, quilting, leatherwork, painting, metal art, jewelry, handmade soaps and more.

Website: http://ruralartsroadtrip.com/index.html

Sassy Cow Creamery

Columbus, WI
Sassy Cow Creamery

Sassy Cow Creamery is a farmstead milk bottling business owned and operated by brothers James and Robert Baerwolf and their families. Sassy Cow offers organic and traditional bottled milk, as well as heavy cream, half and half, chocolate milk and handcrafted ice cream. Stop by and visit our creamery store. While you're here, enjoy an ice cream cone and see how we bottle our milk and craft our ice cream. Our creamery store offers a large variety of Wisconsin products including cheese, baked goods, chocolate and more. During the summer, we offer tours of the creamery and farm by appointment. More information regarding tours can be found on our website. Store hours: Monday - Friday 10 am to 7:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am to 5 pm Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Website: http://www.sassycowcreamery.com

Widmers Cheese Cellars

Theresa, WI
Widmers Cheese Cellars

Observation hall, 50 varieties of cheese, sausage.  Widmer's Cellars are known for their Brick cheese - made the traditional way in the same open vats that cheesemaker Joe's grandfather bought in 1922. Joe is one of Wisconsin's Master Cheesemakers.  The factory store and viewing area are open daily Monday through Friday between 6:30 am to 5 pm. Saturdays 7 am to 5 pm. During June through October open Sundays 10 am to 4 pm. Call ahead for guided tours - offered Monday through Friday at 9:30 am.

Website: www.widmerscheese.com

Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center

Warrens, WI
Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center

Learn how cranberries are grown and harvested, see a cranberry canoe, test your cranberry skills, eat cranberry pie and cranberry icecream, purchase other cranberry products. Check website for hours.

Website: www.discovercranberries.com

Wisconsin River Meats

Mauston, WI
Wisconsin River Meats

Wisconsin River Meats is a family owned company offering locally raised Wisconsin beef, pork, lamb, poultry, buffalo, elk, and venison at its Mauston Store. We have a large variety of our own sausages, including summer sausage, snack sticks, bratwurst, jerky, bologna, and game processing along with catering. Group Friendly (Motorcoach) destination.

Website: www.wisconsinrivermeats.com

Wisconsin State Fair Park

West Allis, WI
Wisconsin State Fair Park

The 2016 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place Thursday, Aug. 4 - Sunday, Aug. 14. The fair offers a unique experience to all who attend and is an exceptional value with 30 FREE entertainment stages, exciting rides and games in SpinCity, thousands of animals, endless family activities, events, contests, vendors and culinary delights. For the most up-to-date information, "stick with us" at WiStateFair.com or /WiStateFair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, and /theWIFair on YouTube.

Website: http://www.wistatefair.com/