Michigan Nature November 14, 2017
Take This Cheese Trail Through Michigan For The Most Delicious Weekend Trip Ever
Is there anything better than the taste of delicious cheese? You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy adding cheesy goodness to their meals. Thankfully, Michigan has no shortage of shops and other locales to explore when the craving strikes – so we’ve compiled the ultimate cheese trail to follow through the Great Lakes State.
1. Leelanau Cheese (3324 S W Bay Shore Dr, Suttons Bay)
It’s tough to find a spot quite so charming as Leelanau Cheese, which sits in the equally charming town of Suttons Bay. No matter what your age, you’ll enjoy perusing the shop’s selection of European-style cheeses, largely inspired by the cheesemaking techniques used in Switzerland. With a family-owned charm and some of the most delicious items imaginable, you’ll adore this shop.
2. Farm Country Cheese House (7263 Kendaville Rd, Lakeview)
Make your way to the town of Lakeview, where you’ll find a variety of cheeses made using milk from a local Amish dairy farm. With some of the freshest ingredients imaginable and truly friendly service, you’ll be delighted during your visit to this shop. If you visit between 9AM and 2PM, you can even watch cheese being made right on site!
3. The Cheese Lady (315 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids)
This charming Grand Rapids cheese shop is sure to put a smile on your face. With dozens of varieties of specialty cheese, all sorts of artisan gifts, and a wide selection of wine to accompany your selections, there’s truly nothing not to love about the Cheese Lady. As if that weren’t enough, this awesome store also has multiple locations throughout the state.
4. Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery (1824 66th St, Fennville)
This Fennville fixture is overflowing with natural charm. Offering up a variety of fruit and other incredible produce items, Evergreen Lane brings farm goodness direct to customers — and its incredible fresh cheese is no exception! Visit the tasting room and head home with some goat cheese to include in the next night’s dinner. What’s not to love?
5. Wisconsin Cheese Castle (208 Napoleon Rd, Michigan Center)
Don't let its name fool you: this amazing locale can be found right here in the Great Lakes State! With an incredible assortment of fresh cheese options and plenty of wine to match, you'll never leave the Wisconsin Cheese Castle empty-handed. It doesn't get much more fun (or delicious) than this.
6. Frankenmuth Cheese Haus (561 S Main St, Frankenmuth)
There’s no shortage of fun to be had in Frankenmuth, and a bit of delicious cheese can only enhance the excitement! This charming Bavarian cheese store will satisfy any sort of cheesy craving imaginable — whether you opt for a tasty cheese spread, a spicy sauce, or even chocolate cheese (you read that right)! You’ll never forget your visit to this one-of-a-kind locale.
7. Pinconning Cheese Co. (221 N Mable St, Pinconning)
No matter what sort of cheese you’re craving, you’ll find something to love at this one-of-a-kind cheese company in the town of Pinconning. With a wide variety of aged cheeses, as well as everything from pickled meats to delicious fudge, it’s nearly impossible to leave Pinconning Cheese Company empty-handed.
8. Wilson’s Cheese Shoppe (130 N Mable St, Pinconning)
While you’re in Pinconning, make a stop at Wilson Cheese Shoppe. Since 1939, this delightful store has satisfied customers with its aged delights — from cheddar to asiago, there’s no shortage of flavors to impress your taste buds at Wilson’s. After all, it IS the oldest cheese shop in the state of Michigan!
Okay, Michiganders: it’s your turn to share your thoughts! Tell us about some of your favorite cheesy destinations here in the Great Lakes State by leaving a comment below.