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5 Things to Do in Northwest Wisconsin

Home to the state’s largest waterfall, bucolic farmland for days and plenty of Wisconsin cheese shops, you’ll never run out of reasons to explore Northwest Wisconsin! The adventure is limitless in this corner of the state. Here are just five of our favorite things to do in this region of Wisconsin:

Stop in at Burnett Dairy Cooperative in Grantsburg.

…because what’s a road trip without a place to stop and load up on award-winning Wisconsin cheese?!
Founded over 100 years ago, Burnett Dairy Cooperative is one of the only full agricultural cooperatives in the U.S. In addition to the fully-operating cheese factory, you can also swing through the general store, retail store and bistro, including a full-service deli and ice cream parlor. Choose from more than 100 varieties of Wisconsin cheese and over 100 wines—and treat yourself to fried cheese curds, pizza or a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich, including our recommendation: “the Wisconsin” with Alpine-style cheese on cranberry and wild rice bread!
2. Try a Neapolitan-style brick oven pizza at Lucette Brewing Company in Menomonie.
Heading south to Menomonie in Dunn County, dine inside or grab a table on the patio at Lucette Brewing Company. Pick out a cold brew (perhaps Farmer’s Daughter or a Birkie Brew-ski!) and a delicious woodfire pizza – made fresh in the brewery’s Neapolitan-style brick pizza oven. Lucette Brewing Company’s pizzas are made with 24-hour fermented dough, fresh hand-pulled mozzarella cheese and other locally-sourced ingredients. Their ‘not-to-miss’ bruschetta is unique and amazing! You won’t forget this meal and neither will we if you post a photo to Instagram using #wisconsincheese!

3. Float your way down the gorgeous Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway.
With over 200 miles to discover, the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers come together to form a national park in Wisconsin: the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway. And there’s no wrong way to explore this treasure: kayak, canoe, standup paddleboard or tube down America’s first Wild and Scenic River National Park.
4. Explore the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
In total, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers 1.5 million acres of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. The Chequamegon side of the forest includes federally protected land in five northwest Wisconsin counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price and Taylor. First, pick your adventure: hiking, biking, horseback riding, ATVing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Then hit up a trail!
5. Cruise along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway.
Voted “The Best Drive in America,” Wisconsin’s segment of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway follows the Mississippi River for 250 miles through 33 river towns. The northern end of Wisconsin’s Great River Road starts in Prescott. Along the way, make pit stops at towns like Stockholm, where you’ll want to grab some Carr Valley cheddars and Ellsworth Cheese Curds for the road at Stockholm Pie & General Store. And keep your pantry furnished with the very best Wisconsin cheeses, wines and gourmet oils, sauces and more when you stop in at Nelson Cheese Factory in Nelson.
For a getaway that takes you off the beaten path, it doesn’t get any better than Northwest Wisconsin. Chime in with your itinerary favorites below!
 
 
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A Road Trip to Green County for Wisconsin Cheese!

Welcome to Green County…where there are more cows than people! Famous for its Swiss heritage, serene bike trails, barn quilts and dairy farms, this southern Wisconsin destination will have you escaping to the rolling hills for a little countryside R&R.
Green County is also known as the Gateway to Cheese Country—so you know everyone’s favorite delicacy will be top-notch here! Read on for a few of our top suggestions for your next epicurean road trip.

Order Decatur Dairy’s signature grilled cheese sandwich in Brodhead.

Opening its doors for the first time in 1942, this Swiss-inspired cheese creamery and store is perhaps best known for serving up their signature grilled cheese sandwich utilizing some of their award-winning specialty cheeses. (And some say it’s the best grilled cheese in the whole county…) What started as a fluke idea has expanded into several varieties of grilled cheese and even soup and mac and cheese. Decatur Dairy takes things to the next level with their original creations, including memorable combinations like Colby-Swiss and chedster. If you’re planning a trip or passing through the Napa Valley of Cheese (Green County, that is) then consider Decatur Dairy an absolute must-stop!
Enjoy an iconic Wisconsin brew on the patio at New Glarus Brewing Co.

Let’s talk about Wisconsin icons. There’s Aaron Rodgers, Wisconsin Cheese and of course, Spotted Cow. The latter of the bunch is the brain child of the now-legendary New Glarus Brewing Company. Take a fascinating self-guided tour of this mammoth brewery before enjoying your own interestingly named brew on the relaxing patio. Before you head out, make sure to check out the gift shop to stock up on your favorite Wisconsin cheeses and more!
Indulge in cheese fondue at Glarner Stube in New Glarus.

Round up the whole family and head on in to one of New Glarus’ most historic restaurants. At Glarner Stube, Swiss cheese fondue reigns supreme and whether it’s your first time dining in or your 100th, it’s a must-try shareable dish. Local aged swiss cheese is a key ingredient in many of the meals here, including the Roesti potato and their famous Reuben.
The verdict is in: Green County is Wisconsin cheese heaven! Have you been to any of these iconic spots in southern Wisconsin? Chime in below!
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Milwaukee’s Ultimate Cheese Experience

What do you get when you pair award-winning Wisconsin cheese with a fresh, cold brew—and a sweet treat to top things off? Pure happiness!
If you’re making your way to Milwaukee on an empty stomach, keep reading for some of our favorite bucket list-worthy spots for Wisconsin cheese, artisan chocolate and local brews!

Tour Wisconsin’s First Urban Cheese Factory
Located in Milwaukee’s historic Walker’s Point neighborhood, Clock Shadow Creamery is an absolute must for every Wisconsin cheese devotee. As the first urban cheese factory in Wisconsin, the creamery is all about arming folks with fresh, local cheese while being environmentally conscious and educating customers about the craft of cheesemaking.
Speaking of going green, Clock Shadow Creamery’s impressive building features a geothermal heating and cooling system, a rooftop garden, rainwater reuse system, a power generating elevator and other ecological innovations.
As for a cheese that comes highly recommended? We suggest nabbing a sample of Quark, the creamery’s melt-in-your-mouth signature Wisconsin cheese, soft and creamy with a bit of a tang. Clock Shadow Creamery is the only cheese factory in the state that makes this popular European cheese! While you’re there you might as well grab some fresh, squeaky cheese curds too!

Cheese and Beer are Not in Short Supply at this Milwaukee Shop…
Just two miles north of Clock Shadow Creamery is a gem of a spot called Wisconsin Cheese Mart & Uber Tap Room. Founded in 1938, the Wisconsin Cheese Mart has grown from a small shop to a leading cheese retailer in the state. They’ve been around for 70+ years but the goal at Wisconsin Cheese Mart has never changed: to celebrate the cheesemakers’ craft, showcase their hard work and innovation, and serve cheese fanatics everywhere!
With over 175 Wisconsin cheeses to enjoy—plus more than 36 tap beers to try next door at Uber Tap Room—we can’t think of a better spot to kick back and relax…Wisconsin-style! Wisconsin Cheese Mart & Uber Tap Room’s in-house cheese bar offers unique pairings of cheese and Wisconsin craft beer, so go with one of their super savvy staff recommendations or step outside the box and create one of your own.

Take a Chocolate Pairing Class in Walker’s Point
Ready for dessert? To satisfy your sweet tooth, we suggest you pop in to Indulgence Chocolatiers on 2nd Street. Founded in 2007, and using only the finest chocolate from around the world and other locally sourced ingredients like cream from nearby Sassy Cow Creamery, the skilled chocolatiers craft absolutely, positively delicious confections.
For the ultimate date night or girls’ day, register for one of Indulgence Chocolatiers’ two-hour pairing classes. Learn which foods and beverages each chocolate complements perfectly…and do a little taste-testing along the way!

Who’s up for a road trip to Milwaukee? Let us know about some of your favorite spots for Wisconsin cheese below!
Ellen Fallon is the Marketing Coordinator for Discover Wisconsin. Growing up in Madison she has enjoyed spending her weekends exploring the state and finding new and exciting destinations to travel to with her friends and family. You can watch Discover Wisconsin online at discoverwisconsin.com.
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