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Eight to Eat

Seriously good eats in Green County.

Wisconsin’s Green County is known for some seriously good eats.  Here’s a random list of eight tastes to enjoy.  Eight you’ll be glad you ate!

1.  Grassfed Gouda from Edelweiss Creamery near Monticello.  Depth of flavor beyond words.  Who knew that grass could turn into something so tasty.

2.  Buffalo Chicken Salad from Toffler's Pub and Grill in New Glarus.  Nicely spicy, but cooled with fresh mixed greens and blue cheese crumbles.  Homemade cornbread too.

3. Caesar Salad from Laughing Trout in Monroe.  Homemade dressing.  Homemade croutons.  Perfection.

4.  Squeaky cheese curds seasoned with dill.  Or mesquite.  Or peppercorn.  The possibilities are nearly endless at Decatur Dairy in Brodhead.  Curd is indeed the word.

5.  Sticky Toffee Pudding from Dining Room at 209 Main in Monticello.  Unexpected ingredient:  chopped dates.  Don't even think of asking to share this.  Get your own.

6.  Jalapeno Cheddar Bratwurst from Rackow Family Sausage near Monroe.  Spicy buzz.  Betcha can't eat just one.

7.  Grissini Bread Sticks from Sugar River Pizza in Belleville and New Glarus.  Hearty flatbread style drizzled in olive oil and sprinkled with herbs.  Oh yum.

8.  Feta from Klondike Cheese Co. near Monroe.  Fabulous.  Simply fabulous.

Odyssey Spinach Dip

This recipe combines fresh spinach with two tasty, locally crafted products:  Odyssey Greek Yogurt and Odyssey Feta – both from Klondike Cheese Company near Monroe.  Feta is naturally lower in fat than most varieties of cheese.  Greek yogurt is naturally high in protein.  And spinach – well it’s just natural.

Chop up a few handfuls of fresh spinach – about enough to fill one cup.  Throw it in a bowl and crumble about a quarter pound of Odyssey Feta on top.  Mix in a single serve carton (5.3 oz.) of Odyssey plain yogurt.  Add freshly ground pepper and garlic powder, to taste.

Delicious with toasted pita chips, wheat thins, pretzels or baby carrots.

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