A Snow Covered Small Town

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Almena is a small town that you’ll miss if you blink off Highway 8 in Barron County.  One reason to keep your eyes open and pull over if traveling that way is the Almena Meat Company.  Try the double smoked beef snack sticks and, if you love smoked sausages, you’ll love these even more.  I … Continue reading

Benvenuto’s At The Holiday Inn Fon Du Lac

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Todd Winkler, CEO of the Wisco Hotel Group, discusses how they got involved with opening new Benvenuto’s Restaurants (a Wisconsin based chain of Italian restaurants) at their Madison Holiday Inn location, and now at the Fon Du Lac Holiday Inn location. (Note: Music (C) Kevin MacLeod – http://www.incompetech.com – a fellow Wisconsinite and hell of … Continue reading

Packers playoff games mean big business for some

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Originally posted on FOX6Now.com:
[ooyala code="Q2aHFjajq3upcd5H0cceicQDt6WIux3X" player_id="f7575286f810429a979346d9a69caaef"] MILWAUKEE (WITI) — When the Green Bay Packers go to the playoffs, the players win, the fans win, and certain businesses definitely win. For Michael Paris, chef at Saz’s State House, there was excitement because of the Packers’ victory over the Bears. “It was very much…

Colby From Colby Is The Best Colby

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It was a dreary day when I went to Colby, but it is the birthplace of Colby cheese, so it deserves some props.  Colby is always best when it is Longhorn style (in my opinion).  The town, a quant little village in the middle of the state, was cozy and pleasant, with reminders here and … Continue reading

We Love Wisconsin Cheese

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There are so many wonderful cheese products to choose from in Wisconsin, so to vote on which one you love most is like picking your favorite child, but we get that it’s all in fun, so go vote and have fun with yet another great Cheesehead tradition.  We love our frineds at Wisconsin Cheese and … Continue reading

Wisconsin Cheese Curds In California

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Seems as though my old stomping grounds in Orange County (California) is rife with good taste.  I found these Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery cheese curds from Wisconsin in a Sprouts chain (sort of a Whole Foods, but nowhere near the price gouger) of gorcery and health food stores.  They also had Henning’s chipotle cheddar there (Henning’s … Continue reading

If Frank Lloyd Wright Had Designed A Cheese Haus…

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If Frank Lloyd Wright had designed a Cheese Haus it would have been Foster Cheese Haus in Osseo (just south of Eau Claire off of I94).  They have some amazing cool Wisconsin Cheese as well, including bacon infused cheese curds like I’ve not seen anywhere else. Not only do they have great Wisconsin Cheese, but … Continue reading

Usinger’s In Orange County California

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While traveling down to The O.C. (Orange County, California, where I used to live, and one of the few places that has a Wisconsin Vibe in CA), I stopped by the market I used to shop at all the time and discovered that they now carry Usinger’s sausages and meat products.  I took these photos … Continue reading

Wisconsin Cheese Mart In Milwaukee

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Wisconsin Cheese Mart in Milwaukee (just down the street from Usingers) is the kind of cheese shop that John Cleese would be more than welcomed to visit since they have nearly every kind of cheese he could possibly list off.  Not only that, most of the cheeses here are many of the Wisconsin originals made … Continue reading

Chateau St. Croix & The Cheesehead White Wine

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In honor of the New Year we thought it only fitting to talk about one of Wisconsin’s lesser known attractions, its wineries.  Just like the breweries all over the state, micro-wineries have become quite popular and prosperous for embracing the cheesehead culture as part of what they are all about.  We had the pleasure of … Continue reading

Old Fashioned: The Story Of The Wisconsin Supper Club

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We recently made friends with fellow filmmaker Holly De Ruyter who is doing a remarkable project about WisconsinSupper Clubs so we thought it only fitting to share her work since it is a topic that fits right in with what we are doing.  While we too asked around about Supper Clubs while filming in Wisconsin, … Continue reading

Fromagination: Where Imagination And Cheese Are Best Friends

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When we visited Fromagination, a specialty cheese shop on Capital Square in Madison, to interview owner Ken Montelone for the documentary, we had no idea that we were in for one of the most unique cheese shops in the entire state of Wisconsin.  Located just across the street from the Capital building, it serves host … Continue reading

Nueske’s Meats Are As Unique As Their Name

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Our first taste of Nueske’s bacon was purely by accident and in California at that.  A friend brought some over and it was so good that someone blurted out half joking, half not that “this must be from Wisconsin”.  The back of the package revealed that it was true, a little town in the center … Continue reading

The Safe House In Milwaukee, Where Getting Out Is A Maze…

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As mentioned yesterday, The Safe House in Milwaukee is a great place to go for lunch or dinner.  We forgot to mention that the food is just as good as the ambiance and fun of being in a spy themed place.  When you do finally get a chance to go there, make sure you ask … Continue reading

Milwaukee’s Safe House Is A Place Worth Finding, If You Can…

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We visited the Safe House in Downtown Milwaukee a short while back and found it to be one of the most fascinating restaurants in the entire state of Wisconsin.  It’s a mystery and spy themed place that has so much going on inside (and underneath) that it’s hard to get to all of it in … Continue reading

Louie’s Finer Meats In Cumberland: A Meat Lover’s Heaven

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Louie’s Finer Meats in Cumberland is one of those places where you have to know or be told about it in order to find it, but once you are aware of it, you become a lover, and addict, and a big fan of their fantastic selection of meat products.  They make everything at that location … Continue reading

Henning’s Cheese: Peppercorn Cheddar To Die For!

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When we were at Super Bowl XLV in Texas we were able to interview Sarah “The Cheese Lady” Kaufmann at Central Market in Fort Worth while she carved all sorts of cheese sculptures into some of Henning’s finest cheeses on display there.  While in Wisconsin these past few months we followed up with Kerry Henning … Continue reading

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