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National Historic Cheesemaking Center

2108 6th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-2768
+1 608-325-4636
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Excellent history of cheesemaking

We had a personal little tour of the cheesemaking process. The guide even made a call for us to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting tour and info,

Since the mosquitoes derailed our bike trail plans, we found other things to enjoy in the area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sherry C
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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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  • Average3%
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2108 6th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566-2768
+1 608-325-4636
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Paisanos10698
Donna D, General Manager at National Historic Cheesemaking Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Sherry C
Donna D, Executive Director at National Historic Cheesemaking Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 13 June 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 15 June 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.

Reviewed 23 January 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.

Thank drjoe20152015
Reviewed 14 October 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
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to learn the history and process of cheese making in Wisconsin. Small but includes many artifacts, photographs and an authentic, relocated cheese barn. Starts with a good video. A tour guide will accompany you in very small groups. Out guide was Ernie, a...More

Thank Sebbyboy
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We've been to Monroe, Wisconsin many times but felt a stop was in order to the National Historic Cheesemaking Center on our last visit. The volunteer docents are very knowledgeable in all things cheese and otherwise. Our guide once worked on is own farm making...More

Thank lisafromchitown
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Volunteer docents share videos of cheesemaking now and before automation. Nice collection of antique tools. Cheese is made in the old cheese factory once a year in June on Father's Day. Worth the $5 admission fee.

Thank Becky W
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a great place to start your "Wisconsin cheese touring". The docents are very knowledgeable and also helpful with other tips such as cheese factories, maps, stores, etc. They show 3 videos giving you a good idea how cheese is made, its history and...More

Thank CarolUpstateNY
Reviewed 15 February 2016

For a small donation you can learn about the history of cheese making in Green County. It may seem a little "cheesy" to do this, but being able to understand how an area has grown to be what it is by examining what it was...More

Thank Raymond C
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