Mars Cheese Castle Signing

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Well these are a bit on the late side, but it has been an awesomely busy summer.  This is us having some fun at Mars Cheese Castle back in late May.  We’ll be doing another later this fall during a Packers away game weekend. Note the giant spindle of “Cheeseheads” DVD’s on sale there.  LOVE … Continue reading

The Swiss Colony Tradition

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Who knew that the world famous “The Swiss Colony” magazine order (and now internet) company was from Wisconsin?  Well I did even as a child, but living in California for so long, it was always awesome to see the Swiss Colony magazine in friends houses, though they had no idea it was a Wisconsin based … Continue reading

A Hometown Reception

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Things went quite well for our return to Cameron “Hometown” showing of the film.  My best count was about 140 plus in attendance.  Not bad for a small town in the Northwoods.  People really enjoyed the film while snacking on Ellsworth cheese curds, Nuseke’s amazing bacon, Cheese Brothers cheese, and more.   We’d also like … Continue reading

Ten Wonderful Wisconsin Oddities

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The title says it rather clearly, these are ten shots of some of the wonderful oddities I’ve encountered in my travels around Wisconsin making this documentary (that is now finished, working on release screenings and dates for this fall).  There’s a little note below each photo to let you know a bit about it. * … Continue reading

Yummies From New London

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Came across these pictures from at least two years ago when I drove through New London at dusk.  I had no idea Sara Lee and Hillshire Farms had such a big pressence in Wisconsin.  But it makes perfect sense since making great food is second nature to us.  Got a pile of brand new photos … Continue reading

The Most Useful Cow Statue EVER

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 Found this in Thorp at Nualchek’s Meats, and it is franklt the most useful cow statue EVER!   * * * * * *

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

The Best Beer Beef Stick Ever

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While I’m feverishly editing my way towards the end of the documentary, I keep going through archives to find needed pictures, and every day I keep finding fun ones that had slipped my mind previously.  Here’s a great place in Racine, kind of hidden if you’re not looking for it, called Brossman’s Meats and they … 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…

Bobby Nelson Cheese Shop – The Little Shop That Could

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Kenosha has more than its share of cheese shops, and while the more well known is the Mar’s Cheese Castle, a lesser known but just as unique cheese shop is right up the street, the Bobby Nelson Cheese Shop.  What’s coolest about his place, besides the awesome meats and cheeses, are the paintings the run … Continue reading

Some Fun Shots Of Sheboygan

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Who knew Old Wisconsin, Piggly Wiggly, Sargento, Kohler, & about a zillion other great companies are headquartered in Sheyboygan.  Well anyone who lives there, I suppose, but there’s a lot of great manufacturing out of the sleepy coastal town (a couple of examples below).  We also had the great pleasure of interviewing the troup putting … Continue reading

20 Years Of Racing Sausages & They Show No Signs Of Aging…

I don’t have much to say on the topic other than AWESOME, and here’s a link to their FIRST RACE twenty years ago. 20 years of racing — sausages, that is. Photos (C) JS ONLINE via 20 Years Of Racing — Sausages, That Is….