Chill Out Four Different Ways with Dairy

We all scream for ice cream, as the saying goes, but just what is it about this cool creamy treat that keeps us craving it? We know it’s oh-so-tasty to eat, but have you ever thought– Why? Well, despite the fact that Ice cream is completely scrumptious, there are a few technical reasons why it’s so tastefully appealing. First the specifics… by USDA Standards, any food labeled ice cream must contain at least 20% milk solids, and at least 10% milk fat. Milk and cream are used to make ice cream, so the milk is ripe with protein and the

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Wisconsin Recipes to Celebrate June Dairy Month

Here in Wisconsin, we like to take advantage of any opportunity to celebrate our dairy industry, so with June being National Dairy Month, we’re all over that. What better way to celebrate Dairy Month than by supporting Wisconsin dairy farmers and enjoying tasty recipes? Read on for some of our favorite recipes, featuring Something Special from Wisconsin™ members:   1. Wisconsin Product: Located in Boyceville, Bifrost Farms Creamery raises a herd of Mini-Nubian dairy goats who produce the high-butterfat rich milk for artisanal cheese (Bifrost Farms Chevre, Farmstead Salzkase Feta and seasonal yogurt cheese) and decadent Cajeta, as well as

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Dairy Day-cation: 4 Farmstead Operations in Wisconsin

Nothing says Wisconsin like fresh-made dairy products, and with the states abundance of dairy producers, there’s no shortage of great dairy products to purchase and enjoy. Several farms across the state are diversifying and adding value to their milking operations by crafting dairy products with their own milk. Many of these creameries offer more than dairy products, and are worth a visit with family and friends for an educational and tasty “day-cation”! Seehafer Farm Creamery – Marshfield   Did you know that 90% of the milk produced in Wisconsin is used for making cheese? Believe it or not, it’s true!

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10 Wisconsin Companies Every Foodie Must Check Out

Wisconsin’s rich cultural history, fruitful land (and sea) and hardworking people allow this state to be home to some of the country’s best food. Besides the obvious (dairy), Wisconsin produces an abundance of fruit, vegetables, meats and sweet treats. If you consider yourself to be a foodie, you may want to check out these great businesses that have partnered with Something Special from Wisconsin™. Down a Country Road (Cashton) Located on a farm amongst the beautiful rolling countryside of southwestern Wisconsin and in the heart of Amish country, Down a Country Road is owned by Chuck and Kathy Kuderer and

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6 of Wisconsin’s Best Drive-Ins and Dairy Bars

Drive-ins with carhops, diners with jukeboxes and ice cream parlors with sweet treats like sundaes, cones, and floats. Let’s take a whirlwind tour of some of our state’s iconic hangouts—from the seasonal and nostalgic to the delightfully dairy! Hubbard Avenue Diner (Middleton) This Middleton diner offers a retro diner décor along with a full menu featuring classic diner fare such as omelettes, buttermilk pancakes, grilled cheese and homemade soup. Hubbard Avenue Diner is famous for its signature pies, made from scratch daily using Wisconsin butter, cream and cream cheese. Be sure to check out the malts and pie shakes! The Drive-In

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Curbside Eats: 7 Food Trucks in Wisconsin

The food truck revolution continues to spread across Wisconsin. Delivery trucks transformed into take-away restaurants dot the state’s landscape. Evening revelers depend on food trucks for sustenance on a night out, while business people line up at lunchtime to add some spice to the workday. In most food truck-friendly cities, the trucks can really get around. Fans follow their favorite truck’s whereabouts via social media or texts hoping it will stop nearby. Let’s take a road trip to see what we can find! Gordo’s Food Truck (Eau Claire) In Eau Claire area, look for Gordo’s Food Truck. This husband-wife duo serves

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7 Wonderful Farmers’ Markets in Wisconsin

Wisconsin summers are pretty glorious. From pontooning on the lakes to road-tripping to music festivals, the energy in this state is palpable during the warmer months. Another reason to love summer Farmers’ Markets. They’ve become a staple in communities across Wisconsin. Here’s just a small smattering of markets worth visiting this season: Dane County Farmers’ Market Madison has a lot to be proud of: The city is home to a world–class university, a collection of beautiful lakes and one of the best farmers’ markets in America. Located on the Square, the Dane County Farmers’ Market is also one of the

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Something Special from Wisconsin: 4 Coffee and Tea Brands We Love!

With the cold winter days still in our midst, enjoying a nice warm cup of coffee or tea by the fire is one of the best ways to stay warm here in Wisconsin. Not only will coffee and tea warm you up, these drinks can give you some good health benefits as well. There are many different brands of coffee and tea but have you tried these local Wisconsin brands? Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters This coffee roasting facility is located in Watertown and offers over 100 types of specialty coffees roasted fresh daily. Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters provides a wide

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These 8 Dining Destinations are Incredibly Unique…

  It’s no secret there is a plethora of great dining establishments all over the state, but here in Dairyland, we’re blessed to have four seasons of great weather to savor them! All across the Wisconsin landscape you can find places that offer great food served with a side of great scenery… Suncrest Gardens Farm (Cochrane) Along the western part of the state in the Mississippi River Valley are a slew of pizza farms. In Cochrane, you can visit Suncrest Gardens Farm where from June through July on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30-8:30 p.m. you can get a made-to-order pizza

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Wisconsin’s Best Holiday Cheese Pairings

The holidays are quickly approaching, and in Wisconsin that means it’s time to prep our cheese boards for visits from family and friends. And since we’re from Wisconsin, we also know that the best way to enjoy cheese is with delicious pairings. Whether you take your Wisconsin cheese with beer, wine, nuts, fruit or more – experimenting with new, local, Wisconsin pairings is half the fun. Without further ado, here are our picks for the best cheese pairings this holiday season. Brown Porter + Wisconsin Gouda Gouda is a cheese for all people. It’s buttery, ultra-creamy and generally irresistible. Porters

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