We’re halfway through camping season and it’s time to step up your campfire game. We’ve all gotten a little creative with s’mores (my personal favorite is subbing in Reece’s peanut butter cups) but have you ever added pears? Have you ever roasted a brownie? How about an entire pie? We’ve got just what you need to take your campfire snacks to the next level, and to top it off, each recipe features a product from a Something Special from Wisconsin™ member right here in our state! Wisconsin product: RJ Meats and Groceries is a family owned business providing award-winning
Wisconsin’s state fair is right around the corner, and so are all the wonderfully weird and always portable food options. Take the quiz to find out which food-on-a stick you would be!
Wisconsin’s got some incredible food (I mean, cheese curds, brats, fish fry, ice cream…), famous drinks (think Spotted Cow, Door County cherry wine, Old Fashioned…), and stunning views (15,000 lakes, gorgeous Northwoods, relaxing rivers…). The thought of combining all of this into one setting seems too good to be true. We’ve managed to do it, however. Read on, my friends. Fresco Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge (Madison) Overlooking State Street, the Capitol building, and the Orpheum Theater, Fresco offers one of the most breathtaking views in all of Madison. Their gourmet menu, offering summer brunch, savory dishes and delicious desserts,
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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