Cheese Trail

Wisconsin leads the nation in production of artisan and farmstead cheeses, thanks to the work of master cheesemakers around the state. The Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin organization will back us up on that claim to fame.

There are more than one million cows in the state and more than 90% of the milk produced by said milking cows is made into cheese.

Wisconsin produces 600 varieties of cheese, and that’s more than double the amount of runner-up state California. Cheese curds the freshest form of cheddar and are best eaten deep-fried with a beer batter, in our humble opinion.

Wisconsin won big in the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest, carting home the most awards of any state, the most awards overall, and the most category awards.

Visitors have been known to plan an entire Wisconsin vacation around stops at cheese factories and cheese stores. No judgement. In fact, we rather like that idea of a dedicated Wisconsin cheese tour.

If you’re a cheese connoisseur or someone who just craves curds, the Artisan Cheese Trail with B&Bs along the way is all you need to know.

Cobblestone Bed and Breakfast

Birchwood, Wisconsin

Millers Cheese House. Rice Lake

Millers Cheese House. Rice Lake

Parkview Bed and Breakfast

Reedsburg, Wisconsin

We are located near Carr Valley Cheese Factory and their several retail stores in the area. Sid Cook, the owner, is a the master cheese maker, and the most awarded cheese maker in the world! The cheese factory was established in 1902 and has won more than 50 national and international awards in the past few years. It is one of Wisconsin's traditional cheese plants, famous for making cheese the old-fashioned way. Cheddar and many artisian cheeses are produced here. On Saturday we host a wine & cheese social featuring Carr Valley cheeses and Wollersheim and Von Steihl wines.

We are located near Carr Valley Cheese Factory and their several retail stores in the area. Sid Cook, the owner, is a the master cheese maker, and the most awarded cheese maker in the world! The cheese factory was established in 1902 and has won more than 50 national and international awards in the past few years. It is one of Wisconsin's traditional cheese plants, famous for making cheese the old-fashioned way. Cheddar and many artisian cheeses are produced here. On Saturday we host a wine & cheese social featuring Carr Valley cheeses and Wollersheim and Von Steihl wines.

Valley Springs Farm B&B

Reedsburg, Wisconsin

400 state bike trail close by - Your innkeepers/owners, Don and Dorothy Harms, welcome you to stay with them at their farm and enjoy a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

400 state bike trail close by - Your innkeepers/owners, Don and Dorothy Harms, welcome you to stay with them at their farm and enjoy a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Black Walnut Guest House

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

If you haven't had a cheese tasting at WisconsinCheeseMasters.Com you are missing out. They have an excellent cheese assortment, they are hugely knowledgeable and it was just plain fun. Katie and Jim only sell Wisconsin Artisan Cheeses and yes, folks it it delicious. They offer free tastings which I happily obliged. We started off with an Onion Garlic Gouda. As a kid I only remember Gouda cheese with the red wax coating. This is not what we are talking about here. It was amazing and it is also their best selling Gouda. http://doorcounty.com/2013/11/11/cheese-please-2/

The Black Walnut Guest Hou...

If you haven't had a cheese tasting at WisconsinCheeseMasters.Com you are missing out. They have an excellent cheese assortment, they are hugely knowledgeable and it was just plain fun. Katie and Jim only sell Wisconsin Artisan Cheeses and yes, folks it it delicious. They offer free tastings which I happily obliged. We started off with an Onion Garlic Gouda. As a kid I only remember Gouda cheese with the red wax coating. This is not what we are talking about here. It was amazing and it is also their best selling Gouda. http://doorcounty.com/2013/11/11/cheese-please-2/

The Black Walnut Guest House is within 12 miles of 2 Renards cheese stores. Sturgeon Bay http://www.renardscheese.com/?page_id=2Ask about our local cheese, meat and fruit plate in your room upon arrival.

Lindsay House Bed and Breakfast

Manawa, Wisconsin

Within a 30 minute drive we have 3 dairies that make phenomenal cheese. Dupont Cheese located off of Hwy 110 northeast of Manawa, Weyauwega Star Dairy located in downtown Weyauwega, and Located five miles southeast of Fremont, Wisconsin, on County Rd. II, Union Star Cheese Factory offers tours every morning except Sundays. Come in, watch us make cheese, then taste it. Our cheese is made daily, except Sundays, and our fresh curds are ready to eat between 9 am to 10 am.

Within a 30 minute drive we have 3 dairies that make phenomenal cheese. Dupont Cheese located off of Hwy 110 northeast of Manawa, Weyauwega Star Dairy located in downtown Weyauwega, and Located five miles southeast of Fremont, Wisconsin, on County Rd. II, Union Star Cheese Factory offers tours every morning except Sundays. Come in, watch us make cheese, then taste it. Our cheese is made daily, except Sundays, and our fresh curds are ready to eat between 9 am to 10 am.

Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn

Belleville, Wisconsin

Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn is located just minutes from several cheese factories and only 3 minutes from Paoli Cheese Cottage with it's fine collection of area cheeses. Cheese factories and outlet stores are located in nearby New Glarus, Monticello and Monroe cheese country.

Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn is located just minutes from several cheese factories and only 3 minutes from Paoli Cheese Cottage with it's fine collection of area cheeses. Cheese factories and outlet stores are located in nearby New Glarus, Monticello and Monroe cheese country.

Lake Ripley Lodge Bed and Breakfast

Cambridge, Wisconsin

Lake Ripley Lodge is close to Watertown Wisconsin Cheese, Mullens Ice Cream, Famous Babcock Dairy, Cheese and Ice Cream

Lake Ripley Lodge is close to Watertown Wisconsin Cheese, Mullens Ice Cream, Famous Babcock Dairy, Cheese and Ice Cream

Grapevine Log Cabins

Sparta, Wisconsin

We are located near a Amish Creamery near Cashton, WI.They are a cheese factory. We are 30 miles from the Westby Co-op Creamery located in the scenic town of Westby Wisconsin. They specialize in Cheese curds, cheddar cheese's,cottage cheese, butter and yogurt. Visiting their retail store is a must. Their products are B.G.H. free.The milk from our farm goes to that creamery.

We are located near a Amish Creamery near Cashton, WI.They are a cheese factory. We are 30 miles from the Westby Co-op Creamery located in the scenic town of Westby Wisconsin. They specialize in Cheese curds, cheddar cheese's,cottage cheese, butter and yogurt. Visiting their retail store is a must. Their products are B.G.H. free.The milk from our farm goes to that creamery.

Canyon Road Inn

Turtle Lake, Wisconsin

Small creameries and cheese stores abound, just ask Patti or Turner for directions during your stay at Canyon Road Inn

Small creameries and cheese stores abound, just ask Patti or Turner for directions during your stay at Canyon Road Inn

Honeybee Inn Bed and Breakfast

Horicon, Wisconsin

Escape to Widmer's in Theresa, a cheese factory in operation for over 80 years. Choose from 70 varieties of cheese and sausage. Watch the cheese being made as you shop the retail store. Tours by appointment only.

Escape to Widmer's in Theresa, a cheese factory in operation for over 80 years. Choose from 70 varieties of cheese and sausage. Watch the cheese being made as you shop the retail store. Tours by appointment only.

Phipps Inn Bed and Breakfast

Hudson, Wisconsin

Eight miles to Bass Lake Cheese factory.

Eight miles to Bass Lake Cheese factory.

Westby House Inn

Westby, Wisconsin

Cheeses in Southwestern Wisconsin's "Driftless" Region can be found in the hills and valleys of Westby. In the heart of Westby is the Westby Cooperative Creamery. Owned by local farmers, it is famous for its cheese curds, cheddar cheeses, butter, cottage cheese, and yogurt. A visit to their retail store is a must! Nordic Creamery is a family-owned small artisan. The Bekkum-Langard family members are not only involved in daily farming but also in cheese making. Al Bekkum is a licensed Wisconsin butter maker and cheesemaker, crafting some of the finest, award-winning goat and cow's milk artisan ...

Cheeses in Southwestern Wisconsin's "Driftless" Region can be found in the hills and valleys of Westby. In the heart of Westby is the Westby Cooperative Creamery. Owned by local farmers, it is famous for its cheese curds, cheddar cheeses, butter, cottage cheese, and yogurt. A visit to their retail store is a must! Nordic Creamery is a family-owned small artisan. The Bekkum-Langard family members are not only involved in daily farming but also in cheese making. Al Bekkum is a licensed Wisconsin butter maker and cheesemaker, crafting some of the finest, award-winning goat and cow's milk artisan cheese in Wisconsin. Carr Valley Cheese Company is a 45 minute drive to the west.

Westphal Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast

Hartford, Wisconsin

The original owner of the Westphal Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast were Artisan Cheese Makers back in the early 1900's, in Hartford, Wisconsin. The Westphals won Blur Ribbons for their Award Winning Brick Cheese at the Wisconsin State Fair back in 1903-1910. They also built a Condensory, here in Hartford, Wisconsin. We are also a short trip to Widmer's Cheese Cellars (1922) in Theresa,WI. If you arrive early in the morning, you can experience the Art of Cheese Making and enjoy Fresh Cheese Curds!

The original owner of the Westphal Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast were Artisan Cheese Makers back in the early 1900's, in Hartford, Wisconsin. The Westphals won Blur Ribbons for their Award Winning Brick Cheese at the Wisconsin State Fair back in 1903-1910. They also built a Condensory, here in Hartford, Wisconsin. We are also a short trip to Widmer's Cheese Cellars (1922) in Theresa,WI. If you arrive early in the morning, you can experience the Art of Cheese Making and enjoy Fresh Cheese Curds!

Stewart Inn

Wausau, Wisconsin

In addition to seven local artisinal cheese makers (Mullins, Bletsoe's, etc.), Wausau is home to one of the finest cheese shops in Wisconsin.  Navieve Fromagerie is just 1/2 mile from the Stewart Inn.

In addition to seven local artisinal cheese makers (Mullins, Bletsoe's, etc.), Wausau is home to one of the finest cheese shops in Wisconsin.  Navieve Fromagerie is just 1/2 mile from the Stewart Inn.

Inn at Wawanissee Point

Baraboo, Wisconsin

The more than 100-year-old, award-winning Carr Valley Cheese Company's cheese plant and store in LaValle is 55 minutes from us. See artisanal cheese being made the traditional way through a viewing window. Call ahead for a tour. Owner and fourth-generation cheesemaker Sid Cook North America's most awarded cheesemaker. Sample and stock up at its stores in Sauk City and Wisconsin Dells, each 20 minutes from here. Or attend the Carr Valley Cheese Cooking School classes held at the Sauk City store.Cedar Grove Cheese in Plain, a factory and store, is a scenic, 50-minute drive from here. See cheese ...

The more than 100-year-old, award-winning Carr Valley Cheese Company's cheese plant and store in LaValle is 55 minutes from us. See artisanal cheese being made the traditional way through a viewing window. Call ahead for a tour. Owner and fourth-generation cheesemaker Sid Cook North America's most awarded cheesemaker. Sample and stock up at its stores in Sauk City and Wisconsin Dells, each 20 minutes from here. Or attend the Carr Valley Cheese Cooking School classes held at the Sauk City store.Cedar Grove Cheese in Plain, a factory and store, is a scenic, 50-minute drive from here. See cheese being made the old-fashioned way and learn how this small-scale operation is better for the environment, farmers and consumers. Tour its innovative, wash-water treatment facility, to see how wash water is cleaned in a beautiful and biological way.Arena Cheese in Arena, along the Lower Wisconsin River between Mazomanie and Spring Green, is the home of the original Co-Jack cheese. Purchase numerous cheeses and see cheese being made. 45 minutes from here.Spend a day making a loop from our inn to visit all three. Relax along the scenic drive through Sauk County's wooded hills dotted with the small farms that supply these cheese plants. Complement your cheese tour by stopping at Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac.Enjoy these local delights during our wine and cheese hour each evening.

Apple Tree Lane Bed and Breakfast

Waupaca, Wisconsin

A picturesque short drive from our Inn, you will find Union Star Dairy outside of Fremont. This is one of the few privately owned and operated small cheese factories in Wisconsin. Each and every small batch of handcrafted cheese is a unique work of art - prized for distinctive richness, flavor, texture, and aroma. Sample, tour, learn the art of cheesemaking and purchase some of the finest products to take home!Also a very short drive from our Inn, is Weyauwega Star Dairy Inc, where some of the finest bulk cheese in Wisconsin and "Our Wisconsin Finest" All Beef Summer Sausage is offered. They h...

A picturesque short drive from our Inn, you will find Union Star Dairy outside of Fremont. This is one of the few privately owned and operated small cheese factories in Wisconsin. Each and every small batch of handcrafted cheese is a unique work of art - prized for distinctive richness, flavor, texture, and aroma. Sample, tour, learn the art of cheesemaking and purchase some of the finest products to take home!Also a very short drive from our Inn, is Weyauwega Star Dairy Inc, where some of the finest bulk cheese in Wisconsin and "Our Wisconsin Finest" All Beef Summer Sausage is offered. They have been in the cheese business for over 30 years and are also family owned and operated!

Bay Point Inn

Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

Just a stroll down the sidewalk takes you to Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese Shop, with a deli you'll love, cured meats, and an amazing selection of carefully selected award-winning cheeses. Just a 5-minute drive will take you to Wisconsin Cheese Masters, where they feature the best creations from cheese artisans in our home state. Door County is also home to Renard's Cheese factory located in Sturgeon Bay and Algoma. Bay Point Inn offers many handmade Renard's cheeses for sale or you can order a delicious Renard's cheese sampler for delivery to your Villa.

Just a stroll down the sidewalk takes you to Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese Shop, with a deli you'll love, cured meats, and an amazing selection of carefully selected award-winning cheeses. Just a 5-minute drive will take you to Wisconsin Cheese Masters, where they feature the best creations from cheese artisans in our home state. Door County is also home to Renard's Cheese factory located in Sturgeon Bay and Algoma. Bay Point Inn offers many handmade Renard's cheeses for sale or you can order a delicious Renard's cheese sampler for delivery to your Villa.

Franklin Street Inn

Appleton, Wisconsin

Franklin Street Inn, Appleton knows that our guest's favorite cheese tour & taste is at the Union Star Cheese Factory in Fremont. Without a doubt, it is worth the short 25 mile drive from the inn going west on Hwy. 10. For nearly 100 years, the Metzig family has crafted the finest natural cheeses. Their store also offers many cheese variteties & spreads for purchase. Perhaps you wish to watch a cheese making video only 5 miles to the north of the inn in Little Chute. Simon's Specialty Cheese Factory Store is owned and operated by the Simon family since 1940. They are the proud producers of awa...

Franklin Street Inn, Appleton knows that our guest's favorite cheese tour & taste is at the Union Star Cheese Factory in Fremont. Without a doubt, it is worth the short 25 mile drive from the inn going west on Hwy. 10. For nearly 100 years, the Metzig family has crafted the finest natural cheeses. Their store also offers many cheese variteties & spreads for purchase. Perhaps you wish to watch a cheese making video only 5 miles to the north of the inn in Little Chute. Simon's Specialty Cheese Factory Store is owned and operated by the Simon family since 1940. They are the proud producers of award-winning cheese using fresh milk from local dairy farms. The closest place to our inn to buy the perfect cheeses for a WI souvenir is to go only one mile from our inn to the Arthur Bay Cheese Comapny. A store for true cheese lovers!

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