The Oldest Cheese Store In Wisconsin, Baumgartner’s Is A Quintessential Part Of The State’s Cultural Identity

Wisconsin is hailed as America’s Dairyland, with cheese, in particular, the state’s biggest claim to fame. Indeed, there is no better place for turophiles than Wisconsin, which is home to numerous dairy farms, cheese stores, cheese-centric restaurants, festivals, farmers markets, and long-standing specialty shops featuring this Wisconsin icon. And out of all these pieces of Wisconsin cheese culture, Baumgartner’s Cheese Store and Tavern stands out as one of the best and most beloved.

Since 1931, this Wisconsin shop has been producing first-rate fromage, selling everything from Swiss and cheddar to stinky Limburger and smoked blue. In addition to stocking blocks of pretty much every variety of cheese in its shop, Baumgartner’s also operates as a restaurant, concocting the most creatively cheesy combinations sure to delight every palate and preference. The oldest cheese store in Wisconsin, Baumgartner’s is a long-standing operation that’s a quintessential part of the state’s cultural identity.

Many thanks to Chris and Tyler Soukup for sharing the story of their beloved cheese shop in Wisconsin. Learn more about Baumgartner’s Cheese Store & Tavern at its website and Facebook pages. And be sure to visit the store at 1023 16th Ave., Monroe, WI, 53566.

Of course, Baumgartner’s is just one of the many small businesses affecting positive change in Wisconsin; please nominate your favorite attractions and businesses for a chance to be featured in an upcoming Only In Wisconsin article. And be sure to follow Only In Wisconsin on Facebook and Instagram to learn about the many incredible places, attractions, and events in America’s Dairyland.

Address: Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern, 1023 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566, USA