The Great Wisconsin Cheese Trail Is Everything You’ve Ever Dreamed Of And More

According to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Wisconsin produces 2.8 billion pounds of cheese per year, which is 25% of all cheese produced in the United States. We have 11,000 farms with 1.27 million cows producing the best dairy the country has to offer.

There are award-winning cheesemakers all over the state, but down in the southwest corner there’s a cluster of cheese production facilities and stores. In less than 200 miles in a loop from Madison, hungry cheese-lovers can visit, at minimum, 14 different locations to sample, purchase and learn about cheese right here in the dairy state.

Our map is limited to listing 10 stops, so in the interest of space, we entered towns to indicate where you should plan to stop. The list below has all the detailed information on each location, including full addresses.

An interactive, online version of the map can be accessed here.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you stopped at any of these places? What’s your favorite stop? What about your favorite cheese? Still looking for more cheese? Check out These 20 Places Serve the Best Cheese Curds in Wisconsin.