With Some Fall Spice, Everything Is Nice

This time of year, it’s all about the cool crisp air, the fall outfits on Pinterest and of course, the two days out of the week that are most important: the weekend. Luckily for you folks (and me!), Wisconsin is the place to be in the fall. Let’s dive in to a few of my favorite places in Wisconsin during the autumn months: Cedar Creek Winery (Cedarburg) This family-run winery is located in the historic Cedar Creek Settlement in downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin. They offer an array of traditional-style red, white and blush grape wines that range from dry to sweet. What’s better

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Food + Drink: 9 Incredibly Unique Spots in Wisconsin

When it comes to dining out, I tend to get a little bored of the same ol’, same ol’. A great meal is a must but the atmosphere (or lack thereof) is what separates a mediocre establishment from an unforgettable one. And to me? The weirder, quirkier, more eccentric, the better! Here are nine top spots for Wisconsin’s most unique dining experiences:   The Safe House (Milwaukee) If you like your night out full of intrigue and surprise, then you’re going to love exploring the twists and turns of Milwaukee’s Safe House. This spy-themed restaurant is operated by an entity known only as

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Perfect Pairs: 23 Ways to Pair Wisconsin Cheese!

Fromagination Pairings 1) 9-12 month aged Marieke Gouda paired with Salted Caramel 2) Hooks 8-year White Cheddar paired with Cranberry Relishon top of Potter’s Crackers Cranberry Hazelnut Crisp 3) Dunbarton Blue paired with KP Toffee   Indulgence Chocolates Pairings 1) Petit Nuage (Landmark Creamery, WI) & Citrus Basil Honey Truffle 2) Evalon (LaClare Farms, WI) & Vanilla Malt Truffle 3) BellaVitano Gold (Sartori, WI) & Freeze Dried Corn and Sage Chocolate Bar 4) Dunbarton Blue (Roelli Cheese, WI) & Blackberry Truffle 5) 10-year Cheddar (Hook’s Cheese, WI) & Hard Apple Cider Caramel   Larry’s Market 1) Martone Cheese (LaClare Farms)

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Best Places to Get a Bloody Mary in Wisconsin

Fact: Wisconsin has mastered the “World’s Most Complex Cocktail.” This should shock no one. Have your happy cows, California, and your Land of 10k lakes, Minnesota, but when it comes to vodka and tomato juice, that crown belongs to Wisco.

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Tastes, Tours & More: 6 Ag-ventures For You!

When two of Wisconsin’s largest industries—agriculture and tourism—come together, it’s called agtourism (or agritourism). And as you can imagine, it’s a huge deal here in America’s Dairyland. When you embark on an “agventure,” you’ll meet bakers, brewers, cheesemakers, farmers, growers, producers and even vintners! Read on for a few fun spots in Wisconsin for an agtourism getaway: Down A Country Road—Cashton Situated in the rolling hills of southwestern Wisconsin, you’ll discover a serene spot nestled in the valley two miles east of Cashton. Besides enjoying the gorgeous countryside at the Kuderer Farm, you’ll also enjoy the Village Shops, which include

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Wisconsin’s Best Dairy Breakfasts

There’s something special about weekends in Wisconsin, and they’re almost always started with an amazing breakfast. Luckily for us, there’s plenty of delicious dairy products on-hand at all times to make our favorites. In preparation for an upcoming segment of Discover Wisconsin – America’s Dairyland where we’ll visit the best breakfast spots across the state, we’re sharing our best home cooked versions of the most scrumptious dairy breakfasts you’ll ever make. On-the-Run Muffin Omelet A busy mom’s spin on the classic omelet and toast, this portable version melts breakfast sausage, eggs, onions, salsa and Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese inside a

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Cheese Lovers Unite! Seven Wisconsin Cheese Tours

Anytime us sconnies travel outside the state and mention we hail from America’s Dairyland, we’re inevitably met with a response about the state’s notoriety for its cheese production. The conversation usually goes a little something like: Other person: “So, where ya from? Canada?” Me: “No. Wisconsin.” Other person: “Ooohhhh! You’re a CHEESEHEAD!” Well heck, with more than 60 artisan cheesemakers throughout the state whipping up over 600 varieties of Wisconsin cheese, our reputation is well-deserved. So what better way to explore Wisconsin than via a cheese tour? Here are seven of the best places to get your fix: Carr Valley

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Valentine’s Day Treats: 12 Wisconsin Candy Shops

Hey you! Person with a sweet tooth! This list was carefully crafted with you in mind. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, who needs a dozen roses when you have these 12 spectacular sugar shops to call on right here in Wisconsin? Baraboo Candy Company (Baraboo) Known as the home of the Original Cow Pie®, the Baraboo Candy Co. has been producing a wide variety of Chocolates, Fudges, Caramels and Toffees all from scratch using only the finest ingredients from around the region since 1981. While you’re in Baraboo: Visit Circus World Museum, go hiking at Devil’s Lake

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How to Create the Perfect Cheese Tray

As the holiday season approaches, thoughts turn to what to serve guests. Here in Wisconsin the obvious bet is cheese and crackers. And while grocery store cheese trays are the simplest way to go, you’ll tend to get the standard, mild cheeses that don’t really excite people. Mostly made up of Colby, Mild Cheddar and Swiss cheeses, they offer typical cheeses that everyone likes but is too ashamed to admit are uninteresting and ordinary. If you want to really impress your guests, I have a few suggestions for you… VARIETY A great cheese tray offers a sample of aged, semi-soft

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Curd is the Word in Wisconsin!

Wisconsinites are downright passionate about their cheese curds. Some prefer fresh while others prefer fried. However, even within those two camps there are subtle taste preferences. When it comes to fried curds, some like lightly battered curds while others maintain that a thick breading is the way to go. Fresh curd aficionados will tell you that straight from the vat is best! Cheese curds are like bakery products: day old is fine, but past that, fresh curds need a little extra help. (Tip: Three to five seconds in the microwave should revive their squeak a bit!) Purists prefer plain curds

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