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!
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.
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 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!
Ellen Fallon is the Marketing Specialist for Discover Wisconsin. Growing up in Madison she has enjoyed spending her weekends exploring the state and finding new and exciting destinations to travel to with her friends and family. You can watch Discover Wisconsin online at discoverwisconsin.com.