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Wisco Cheese

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Munch, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Munch

    Munch NFL Owner

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    Coming from a long ways away for a game in November sooo What is the best cheese in Wisconsin and where do I get it?

    GO PACK GO!!!
     
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    gopkrs Cheesehead

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    Well, my Grandfather liked Limburger. sp?
     
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    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Moderator

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    "Best" is subjective. I am partial to sharp cheddar but my kids won't touch it. They are partial to Jacks and Colby. Also the shredded mixes. It is hard to make a "bad" cheese. Locally I run to Scrays cheese just south of Depere, Steves just off I43 in Denmark, Laacks about 10 miles south of Depere, Simons just off I41 in Little Chute. Most have normal business hours 8-5 or so. I am not sure of the one just off Hwy 29 west of Green Bay about 10 miles. And like most local beers of a generation ago, a majority of these cheese places are being bought up by the multi-national conglomerates who just sell their mass produced stuff under the local name. IIRC Simon's is owned by Agro-pur, Steve's and Laack's by BelGioso. They flavor and repackage it locally. The flavoring is what adds the local flair.

    State travel site article

    Oh and most everybody likes fresh cheese curds. It's in the DNA or something. These would be close to an agreed upon favorite.
     
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    weeds Fiber deprived old guy.

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    Well, my cholestorol levels were UP for the first time ever so you KNOW that I've been doing some bad, bad ... BAD dietary wandering lately. I LOVE my real dairy and if I'm gonna do "the 911" it's gonna be on a clog somewhere.

    Man, I LOVE "ColbyJack" that is Colby and Moneterray Jack mixed... thinly sliced on any sandwich I can get it on. By thinly sliced, I'm talking soooo thinly sliced your guests will never come back. Wisconsin dairies are also big on mozzerella and what's known as string cheese but that's not my gig.

    Hey, if you're coming to Wisconsin ... don't forget the REAL butter. Most dairies will pack on dry ice and ship to you. Butter is like bacon -- use it and you improve everything you put it on. Man, on grilled steak or grilled pork chops, God couldn't have created a better brush-on...

    It's a damn wonder I'm not already dead or 250 lbs - truthfully, I don't drink beer very often ... so there's that ...
     
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    weeds Fiber deprived old guy.

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    Oh sure. That's mean. Just try to get the smell off of your fingers - it's like spilling gasoline on yourself...you're gonna smell it on you for the rest of the farcking day. ;)
     
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    weeds Fiber deprived old guy.

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    Keep it clean, Poppa...this is a family forum. :)
     
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    That is ridiculous. It is absolutely true about the smell of Linberger cheese. It is also true that my Grandfather liked it.
     
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    Oh...maybe you just changed what section this is in. I thought maybe it was cancelled because of Weeds comment. I guess Weeds was trying to be funny. If anything; his comment should be deleted.
     
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    Where will you be staying? how long will you be around? are you driving from the south?

    Plenty of places not near GB to get cheese.
     
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    Some of the secondary links from the above cite. Search by part of state you are in. Most of the stores I have been to have their hours limited to basically business hours. Don't plan on stocking up on the way to the game. Which, for the ones near GB on 29, I41, or I43, don't make much sense during football season.
     
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    Reminded me of an old bumper sticker.
    Welcome to Wisconsin ... smell our fresh dairy air.
     
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    Unless you grew up down wind from Kaukauna AND practiced football next to to the local wastewater treatment facility...both of which were true of Brillion in the 70's.
     
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    Sharp cheddar....tangy.....Colby Monterrey Jack....Lynn dairy makes a fantastic Hot Pepper cheese...
     
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    You can watch the machines make cheese through some glass in Rudolph, WI. I don’t know the name of the place but it’s pretty big.
     
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    if coming from south I know of a few not listed.
     
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    We are driving 16hrs from the Great White North Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Staying in GB.
     
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    Then poppas links will work for you
     
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    The rendering plant in Chippewa Falls was good for some eye watering days as well.

    Good old Colby is my favorite.
     
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    That's the stuff that makes 2-a-days in the humidity of early August just a laugh a minute. :roflmao:
     
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    My favorites are:

    Salami cheese. This makes the best grilled sandwiches. Shaved salami permeates the cheese. Very good.

    Cheese spread: kaukauna port wine. On a townhouse craacker with a slice of sausage washed down with a beer. One of my all time favorite lunches or snacks.


    Great place to buy cheese:

    Simon's cheese factory in kaukauna is a great spot. Lots of samples and lots of Wisconsiny gifts. I take all my out of town visitors and everyone loves it.


    Bonus tip: Spotted Cow beer. Only sold in Wisconsin.
     
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    100% this. Great bonus tip!
     
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    Have some of their produce in the fridge right now. Always stop for curds when I work late so they are open when I go past.
     
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    i like the sound of salami cheese, gonna have to have a look over here
     

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