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Wisconsin Cheese Map

MplsM ary May 28, 2009 07:27 PM

I saw this blog post on CityPages http://blogs.citypages.com/food/2009/05/wisconsin_chees.php I love that you can send away for a map to find the cheese of your dreams or plan your road trip with the aid of this handy-dandy tourism promo.

http://www.eatwisconsincheese.com/wis...

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    soupkitten May 29, 2009 02:15 PM

    wow i'm going to be bugging the mail carrier every day until it comes. "where's my spy camera? where's my spy camera? where's my spy camera?"

    1. LNG212 May 29, 2009 02:17 PM

      Thanks for this. DH wants to go to MSP this summer (last year of the dome there I guess) so maybe I can convince him of some (long-ish) side tours to cheese country! Can't wait to get my map now!! :)

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        soupkitten Jun 22, 2009 06:12 PM

        OMG my wisconsin cheese map just came and i am opening it right now. . . . and. . . . IT'S AWESOME! ooh it's so retro 50s-style.

        major highways are mapped and there are little numbered cheese wedge & wheel markers for the 116 cheese locations (wedge= cheese shop, wheel= cheesemaking and retail store). WI welcome centers are also listed. okay, i wish the names of the places were next to the markers, instead you have to flip the whole map over to read the name/description of the cheese location. which means i can't pin the map up on my wall and have instant map access to locations of WI cheese heaven-parts (ahem-soupkitten's-a-DORK!). but the phone #s, websites, hours of operation, & brief descriptions of the cheeses are listed in an organized fashion, so that's a plus. a lot of places name their master cheesemakers, awards, date of founding, 4th-5th generation family traditions, etc. does list cheese stores and tourist traps, but also older cheese factories and farmer cooperatives.

        the map itself has some 40's-50's era b&w photos and WI cheese facts such as: "Wisconsin is keeping it all in the family--more than 99 percent of all dairy farms are family owned with an average 89-cow herd." nice!

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          romansperson Jun 29, 2009 11:35 AM

          My great-grandfather was a Wisconsin dairyman and my grandfather was a cheese salesman. I think they are smiling down from Heaven right about now. :)

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            MplsM ary Jun 30, 2009 08:56 AM

            I received my map last week and I agree with you that it's oh so cool!

            I'd originally sent away for the map so I could give it to someone who goes to his cabin in WI just about every weekend. I thought it'd be fun for him. Now I'm having second, selfish thoughts.

          2. JohnE O Jun 30, 2009 04:26 AM

            Nice find, thanks.

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              soupkitten Nov 28, 2009 01:31 PM

              stumbled across this handy wisconsin artisan dairy & cheese site and thought i'd share

              http://wisconsindairyartisan.org/arti...

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