Wisconsin Cheese Factory Tours
With more than 150 years of cheese making history and tradition forming a strong foundation, Wisconsin's name is synonymous with delicious cheese and the state's cheeses have gained fame throughout the country and the world. Wisconsin cheese makers are well known for producing delicious, award-winning cheeses and other farm-fresh dairy products of high quality and careful craftsmanship. The art and science of cheese making has been honed to perfection and captured by Wisconsin cheese makers in time-honored traditions to create a rich variety of excellent quality cheeses, from traditional to artisan style, for cheese lovers to enjoy. Wisconsin's cheese factories produce over 2 billion pounds of cheese each year, making up 35% of all domestic cheese sold in the U.S.
Hotel near Wisconsin Cheese Factory.
Located just a half mile from the Humbird Cheese Mart and only minutes away from local cheese factories in scenic Tomah, Wisconsin, the Cranberry Country Lodge is a family friendly hotel offering comfortable guestrooms and suites, an indoor aquatic center, information on cheese factory tours, and a convenient central location near top attractions in Tomah, Wisconsin.
History of Wisconsin Cheese.
Wisconsin's scenic rolling hills and lush pastureland are an ideal setting for cheese making endeavors. In the 19th century, European immigrants began dairy farming in the area, allowing their dairy cows to graze on the lush pasture grasses and the dairy cows soon began producing an abundance of rich, creamy, high-quality milk. With so much milk on hand, farmers began to make cheese using old-world cheese making techniques, first in small quantities for home use and eventually to making cheese for sale. The results of their care and hard work began a tradition of excellence that has characterized cheese production in Wisconsin for more than 150 years. Today, Wisconsin is a leader in cheese making innovation while maintaining the delicate art of cheese making.
Wisconsin Cheese Tours.
Learn more about the history and tradition of Wisconsin cheese making with a tour of local cheese factories. The Tomah Chamber of Commerce offers information about cheese factories and cheese makers in the area offering everything from familiar cheeses like rich cheddar to unusual artisan style cheeses that will surprise and delight. www.tomahwisconsin.com
Wisconsin Cheese Factory. Wisconsin produces more than 500 different varieties and styles of cheese in more than 115 cheese factories throughout the state. Many of Wisconsin's cheese factories have gained national and international recognition for their cheeses and is the only state in the U.S. to offer a Master Cheese Maker program patterned on Europe's rigorous standards.