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How to tour Door County for the best Wisconsin Cheese

Ah, Door County…land of charming small towns, historic lighthouses and idyllic sunsets. It’s also a foodie’s dream thanks to the many shops and restaurants that pepper the peninsula. You’ll find more than your fair share of chocolate, wine, baked goods, cherry-flavored anything and of course, Wisconsin cheese to bring home.
Now, here’s our gift to you: A Door County itinerary featuring three fantastic Wisconsin cheese destinations!
Door Artisan Cheese (Egg Harbor)

Sure, you can buy Wisconsin cheese here. But what makes Door Artisan Cheese in Egg Harbor extra special is the fact that this culinary hot spot is all about celebrating the art and science of Wisconsin cheesemaking. Guests have the opportunity to see cheesemaking in action—and ask questions along the way—while sampling specialty cheeses along with regional and international wines.
The restaurant at Door Artisan Cheese is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy lunch once you’ve stocked up on goodies to go. Pair fresh cheese platters with a local wine or dine on a burger topped with house-made, award-winning cheese.

Renard’s Cheese (Sturgeon Bay)

At Renard’s Cheese, curd is the word. Known for their famous cheese curds, made fresh every day, you’ll have fun browsing their impressive variety of more than 50 flavor-infused cheeses. Just as impressive is the fun playground right outside—making this gem of a spot a true family-friendly destination!
If you’re looking for a more in-depth experience at Renard’s, take a tour of the facility and get a behind-the-scenes look at how the cheese is made. Post-tour, we have a feeling you’ll have worked up a craving for Wisconsin’s famous delicacy, so head over to the in-store deli and indulge in your choice of pizza, sandwiches or soups all topped with – you guessed it! – Renard’s fresh-from-the-creamery Wisconsin cheese.
Waseda Farms Market (Baileys Harbor)

Waseda Farm Market in Baileys Harbor does things a bit differently and we love them for it! Here you’re invited to wander the grounds to see how they raise their animals and grow their produce – plus, you can pick your very own veggies! Stock up on the goods for your next family feast and then head inside to the on-site market to browse fresh and organic items, including award-winning Wisconsin cheese, from a variety of local artisans, producers and farmers.
You’ll love the quaint, bucolic feel of Waseda Farms. Come for the goodies, stay for the cows and baby goats!
Have you made your way to one of these iconic Door County destinations? Let us know below!
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How to tour Door County for the best Wisconsin Cheese

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10 of Wisconsin’s Best Fall Farms, Apple Orchards & Pumpkin Patches

The leaves are turning, the flannels are emerging and the fall-scented candles are alight. But there is perhaps nothing that looks and feels more like autumn than a weekend outing to one of the following 10 destinations, all of which know a thing or two about fall colors, barnyard animals and apple-flavored everything:

Mommsen’s Harvest Hills (Rice Lake)

Located on a 40-acre farm in gorgeous northwest Wisconsin, Mommsen’s Harvest Hills is home to two corn mazes, a petting farm, weekend hayrides, pumpkin artillery, pick-your-own-apples and so much more.

The Apple Hut (Beloit)
Open from late August through Halloween, The Apple Hut in Beloit offers fresh apple pies, caramel apples, pumpkin bread, jams, ciders and a whopping 17 varieties of apples! Whatever you do, do not leave this place without trying their to-die-for apple cider donuts.See the Apple Hut featured in this episode of Discover Wisconsin:

Wood Orchard Market (Egg Harbor)

Door County may be famous for growing another popular red fruit, but for all things honeycrisps and sweetangos, make your way to Wood Orchard Market, a third generation fruit farm in Egg Harbor.
Apple Holler (Sturtevant)
What’s unique about Apple Holler in Racine County? For starters, it’s open year-round, which we’re all about! Pick your very own apples, peaches, pears and pumpkins and then make your way to the on-site Red Barn Restaurant to indulge in delicious down-home cooking.See Apple Holler featured on Discover Wisconsin:

Helene’s Hilltop Orchard (Merrill)

Make your way to north-central Wisconsin and you’ll find Helene’s Hilltop Orchard, a gorgeous fall destination where you can stock up on fresh, homegrown apples, pick out your favorite pumpkin, make your way through a tricky maze and devour a mouthwatering baked treat…or two.
Shihata’s Orchard (Prairie du Chien)
Nestled in the picturesque bluffs of the Mississippi River Valley, Shihata’s Orchard in Prairie du Chien is known for its large pumpkin patch, fresh pressed cider, wagon rides and plenty of homegrown jams, jellies, cheeses and wines for purchase!See Shihata’s in this episode of Discover Wisconsin:

Erickson Orchards & Country Store (Bayfield)

Welcome to the Top of Wisconsin and the Berry Capital of Wisconsin: Bayfield! Erickson Orchards & Country Store is known for its strawberry-, raspberry-, blueberry- and peach-picking in the summer but during the fall months, you can bet this orchard is all about the apples and pumpkins!
Glacier Rock Farms (Ixonia)
With more than 100 acres and 40 animals, families will have a ball exploring Glacier Rock Farms in the Kettle Moraine area. Kids can kiss the llamas, hold the chinchilla, milk the cows and learn all about how animals live, work, eat and play.
Mulberry Lane Farm (Sherwood)

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Mulberry Lane Farm in Sherwood is all about providing an ideal country learning environment, where folks of all ages can interact and learn about farm animals. Don’t leave without picking your own free pumpkin!
Ski-Hi Fruit Farm (Baraboo)
Just a hop, skip and a jump from Devil’s Lake State Park, Ski Hi Fruit Farm in Baraboo grows an impressive 8,000 apple trees. Pack a picnic, snap an Instagram pic of the vintage tractors, watch the “pie ladies” in action and stroll through the Bassett Family Historic Cabin.

Pack up your weekender bag and enjoy fall the way it was meant to be celebrated!
 
Mariah Haberman is a host and the director of Discover Wisconsin, the state’s leading media brand. Watch the show Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin’s outdoor block or online at DiscoverWisconsin.com. Follow Mariah on Facebook (facebook.com/mar1ahha3erman) and Instagram (@MariahHaberman)
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10 of Wisconsin’s Best Fall Farms, Apple Orchards & Pumpkin Patches