Best Fresh Cheese in Wisconsin is…
I am so lucky to live about 20 minutes away from the BEST string cheese factory in Wisconsin! This stuff is so delicious, the only place you can get it is at the factory. They do have some for sale in grocery stores, but let me tell you, it is NOT the same.
Just check out how stringy this cheese is!! I have never had another string cheese that comes close to comparing!
They also have the absolute best fresh cheddar cheese curds! They come them in so many different flavors and always have samples available. I HAVE to have them while they still are warm and squeaky! Yes, you heard me right! They squeak when you eat them!
The best day to go for this delicious cheese is Friday. Which Friday? Any Friday! Friday is curd day at the cheese factory and string cheese is made fresh the day before. Trust me on this, you will not be disappointed.(Editing to add, the curds are made fresh at Hennings family owned cheese factory in Kiel. I have had plenty of their cheese and it is also yummy! The great part of living in WI is having so many local cheese factories within minutes of my house!)
Where is this fabulous cheese factory and what is it’s name?? Most of my local friends already know the answer after just reading the title. This factory is about 5 minutes from where I went to high school.
Are you ready for me to answer? Cedar Valley Cheese of course!! It is 2 miles south of Random Lake, WI just off of highway 57. Or about 30 minutes north of Milwaukee.
They have more than just cheese at their store. They include ice cream, wines, some meats, snacks, baked goods and hand crafted items from other local Wisconsin businesses. I love it when businesses support each other!
This last time I went, I noticed they now offer deep fried cheese. I didn’t get my deep fried cheese fix at the county fair this year, so I decided I would go for it. I mean, I love their string cheese and curds, this HAD to be good!
I chose the sampler basket which had battered cheddar curds, pepper jack cubes, and mozzarella sticks. I was surprised how much I got for $5.99! I paid more for less at the fair!
I was trying to eat it all before I got home because my hubby and boys would be so jealous if they knew I was eating it without them. But I just couldn’t finish! There was so much! Luckily, I had half left and pretended like I always meant to share(shhhhh, don’t tell them!).
So, if you ever happen to be in southeastern Wisconsin, you NEED to stop by the Cedar Valley Cheese Store! They are open 7 days a week 8-6 during winter and 8-7 in summer. Their address is W3115 Jay Rd. Belgium, WI 53004(go ahead and put it in your GPS now!).
Don’t look up Belgium on the map and think, that’s no where near Random Lake. Cedar Valley Cheese Store is seriously just outside Random Lake.
Please check out the Cedar Valley Cheese Store website for more info on everything they offer! They can even ship some of their delicious cheeses straight to your door!