I’ve noticed our cheese adventures have slowed down a bit this summer. Why? Maybe we’ve been busy doing other fun summer things…maybe we’re more drawn to cheese during cold, winter months. Anyway, I was thrilled nonetheless when we visited Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet this past weekend on our way back from camping. They are located right off the highway in DeForest, Wisconsin. You can’t miss the mouse on top of the roof nor the massive bovine!
The GIANT cow welcomed us so nicely! We all know that giant Wisconsin cows make the best cheese!
The Cheese Chalet is all kitsch, but so much fun! Daddy O. posed in front of it, knowing the drill from our other cheese adventures!
The store is amazing – very spacious and full of everything I love about Wisconsin: cheese, local micro-brewery beer, wine, and even some chocolate! The selection of curds and cheese was vast and impressive!
We are currently devouring the Peppercorn Ranch Cheese Curds and have a 6 Year Old Cheddar waiting for us in the fridge. Other kinds of curd flavors were garlic & dill, horseradish, marbled, basic yellow, and I think some sort of cajun too. YUM! Some of the cheeses flavors we noticed were caraway swiss, hot pepper cheese, pizza cheese, horseradish cheese, garlic cheese, baked cheese, and the traditional flavors of colby, monterey jack, brick, swiss, gouda and MORE.
Outside of the building, they had this mural of Wisconsin, which I love! We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful state with so many state parks, lakes, Door County cherries, cheese factories everywhere, Milwaukee breweries (okay AND New Glarus, Madison, and Chippewa Falls microbrews), and the beloved Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and our favorite of all three the University of Wisconsin Badgers!
As I looked at the map, I was reminded of all the cool places I would like to visit with my sweet family. We had just enjoyed camping in the Dells, but there’s so much more to explore in this great state!
Thanks for following along as I write about it all on Go Mama O.! Enjoy the remnants of summertime!