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National Historic Cheesemaking Center

2108 6th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-2768
+1 608-325-4636
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Interesting & Informative Little Museum

This is a small museum concentrating on the art of cheese-making both past and present. Cost is $5... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lark77
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Delavan, Wisconsin
Really interesting and charming

This place tells the history of cheese, and the area, to some degree. For only $5 you get a guided... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard K
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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The only National Historic Cheesemaking Center Museum in the United States. Take a step back in time as you enter the century old Imobersteg Farmstead Cheese Factory that was lost in history for almost 100 years. Veteran cheesemakers and knowledgeable guides lead daily tours, offering colorful stories about cheesemaking, cheesemakers and the rich cheese factory history from the old world to the new world, and the rich heritage that still exists in today's industry. The past comes alive as a testimonial to "An era that was, that will never be again." John Bussman - 1994
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2108 6th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-2768
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+1 608-325-4636
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum concentrating on the art of cheese-making both past and present. Cost is $5. The small museum has a number of interesting items from the early days of cheesemaking. Our tour guide was a retired cheesemaker from the area who was...More

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Donna D, General Manager at National Historic Cheesemaking Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our "one of a kind" cheesemaking museum in Monroe, Wisconsin where "Cheese is Our Culture"

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place tells the history of cheese, and the area, to some degree. For only $5 you get a guided tour taking you through the art of cheesemaking as it was done over 100 years ago. This is all conducted in a single room, with...More

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Donna D, General Manager at National Historic Cheesemaking Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the National Historic Cheesemaking Center in Monroe, Wisconsin, where "Cheese is Our Culture.."

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Interesting place to visit. Old World charm and decor. Good to look back and see how things were done!

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Donna D, General Manager at National Historic Cheesemaking Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

Who says mice should have all the fun when it comes to cheese? I’ll admit that I’m drawn to several flavors; Swiss and Provolone for example but never knew what went into the process of making it. So, I planned a trip to the National...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

What a nice collection of cheese making history. I have two Uncle's who were cheese makers that have memorabilia in there.

Thank Sue R
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We had a personal little tour of the cheesemaking process. The guide even made a call for us to see if a local farmer had more information for us on specifically making mozzarella cheese. They have bigger events every couple years where they use the...More

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Donna D, General Manager at National Historic Cheesemaking Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you for your interest in our cheese museum and learning the manual labor of making cheese in the late 1800's and early 1900's before automation. We invite you to come back the 2nd Saturday in June when retired cheesemakers team up with Master cheesemakers...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Since the mosquitoes derailed our bike trail plans, we found other things to enjoy in the area. This is in an old railroad depot (very nice building) and also serves as a visitor's center in the main room where you enter. You can then also...More

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Donna D, Executive Director at National Historic Cheesemaking Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2017

Thank you for taking time to tour the National Historic Cheesemaking Center Museum as an alternative to bicycling on our trails. May the memories that we created for you last for years to come.

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Reviewed June 13, 2017

All of the people here are fantastic, and the information they provide is invaluable. We visited several cheese factories across the state of Wisconsin to see how cheese is made, but this place will teach you how it was made before automation, when it was...More

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Donna D, Execuitve at National Historic Cheesemaking Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Thank you for including the National Historic Cheesenmaking Center Museum in you itinerary while visiting Monroe, Wisconsin, where "Cheese is Our Culture." May the memories that we created for you be a treasure to keep for years to come.

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Reviewed January 22, 2017

A kitchy interesting little building. Wisconsin is known for cheese, a fact people from other areas find cool. Real small but worth the short stop.

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Reviewed October 14, 2016

If you want to know how cheesemaking began, plan to spend an hour or more at the National Historic Cheesemaking Center. The staff was well informed about the history of the origins of the cheese building on site and how the original owners crafted cheese....More

Thank Thomas L
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