Cheese & Beer

The Art of Cheese - Tours & Sales

Curds and cubes, wedges and wheels...Green County is home to a dozen creameries producing more than 50 varieties of award-winning artisan cheese. Tours are offered at Decatur Dairy in Brodhead, and Alp & Dell (Emmi Roth USA) in Monroe.

Cheeses unique to Green County include Limburger (Chalet Cheese Company in Monroe is the only domestic producer) and "big wheel Swiss" with Edelweiss Creamery in Monticello being the only factory in America producing these 180-pound wheels of traditional Old World Emmenthaler.

Many factories have stores onsite (you might actually meet the cheesemaker!), and locally made cheese is for sale at grocery and convenience stores, and factory outlets.

Cheese Sales or Tours