MADISON, Wis. (May 2010)—Summertime means road trips, and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) has mapped out no less than 116 tasty points of interest across America’s Dairyland.
The recently updated “A Traveler’s Guide to America’s Dairyland” is a colorful, quirky fold-out map that highlights cheesemakers and retail stores across the state. Full of nostalgic historical tidbits and photos, the map is free and can be requested or downloaded from WMMB’s website, http://www.EatWisconsinCheese.com
To start a unique taste adventure, travelers need only make a plan, throw a large cooler in the back seat, bring a hearty appetite and chart the course for flavor. The possibilities for fun are endless, including information about:
▪ Specialty cheese shops and cheesemaking facilities.
▪ Monroe, Wis., the only place in the United States that still produces famously pungent Limburger.
▪ Green County, home to the largest concentration of cheesemakers and the most certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers™ in the state.
▪ Colby, Wis., the namesake of the well-known Wisconsin original, “born” in 1885.
The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board’s guide opens the door to visiting quintessential Wisconsin with its small-town cafes, farmers’ markets, artisan cheese shops and roadside stands. Its vintage look reflects Wisconsin’s 160 years of tradition in crafting more than 600 varieties, types and styles of world-renowned cheeses, including dozens of classics, historic favorites and Wisconsin originals, such as Pleasant Ridge Reserve and GranQueso.
Visit www.EatWisconsinCheese.com for recipes and additional information.