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Alp and Dell Cheese - Emmi Roth USA

Creamery tour - learn how cheese is made - two observation hall areas and video. No reservations necessary.

Dairy Farm Tour - DeVoe Farms

Dairy farm tour on a family farm since 1985 - meet the herd. Also goats, a donkey, chickens, peacocks, cats and dogs, plus a barn quilt! $5 per person, kids 5 and under are free.

Dougherty Creek Alpacas

Call ahead to schedule a tour. Breeding stock and sales, quality stud service, boarding, Alpaca Show Management Services. "Our Passion is Alpacas - Our Focus is Fleece".

Green County Breakfast on the Farm

Held annually the last Saturday of May as a kick off to June Dairy Month, this event takes place at a different working Green County dairy farm each year.

The first Dairy Breakfast was held at the Juda Church in 1961. June Dairy Month kick-off breakfasts were held every year from 1961 through 1979 at various churches and schools where the event was held. Breakfast On The Farm started as an idea of Green County Ag Chest enthusiasts at a meeting on November 12, 1979. The idea was to move the breakfasts away from schools and churches to a direct "on-the-farm site". On the farm, visitors could get first -hand knowledge of what makes up a modern dairy farm today. The success has grown to where we expect 5,000 people to attend the event. We will use approximately 1,800 dozen eggs, 1,300 pounds of sausage, 5,000 half-pints of milk, 126 gallons of ice cream mix, 3,500 cartons of orange juice, 200 coffee cakes, 13 lugs of fresh strawberries, 110 pounds of butter, 480 pounds of cheese, and 26 jars of coffee.

Green County Fair

Held annually in mid-July. Traditional country fair with youth exhibitors (4-H, FFA), judging, ag education, livestock and small animal auctions, and tractor pulls. Unique to Green County is a cheese auction.

Hawk's Mill Winery

Reds, whites, and fruit wines - everything from dry to sweet. The tasting room has the feel of a cozy log cabin, with the added bonus of a truly spectacular view. Varietals in the vineyard include Frontenac Gris, Marquette, and Petite Pearl. Nestled between the vineyard's hills is a small pond with a windmill where a pair of Red Tail Hawks frequently perch - thus the name for the winery - which is located southeast of Cadiz Springs Recreation Area.

Hawks Hill Elk Ranch

A popular time to visit is late May and early June when the calves are being born. Hawks Hill Elk Ranch offers premium hand-trimmed meats, which boasts lower fat and higher protein than other red meats. These elk are grass raised and grass finished. Hawks Hill Ranch has won 46 national and international meat competitions. Owner Joel Espe is president of the Non-Traditional Farmers and Ranchers Coalition.

Imobersteg Farmstead Cheese Factory

Open April 1 - October 31, daily 9 am - 4 pm. Discover the legacy of cheesemaking in Green County. Visit the National Historic Cheesemaking Center (see the additional listing under Museums) and the Imobersteg Farmstead Cheese Factory: step back into the late 1800's into an authentic cheese factory relocated from an area farm where it sat untouched since 1917. All the original equipment can be viewed in this factory that was once used for producing Brick, Swiss, and Limburger cheese using the milk from the 40 cows at the Imobersteg Farm, just over the border into Illinois.

National Historic Cheesemaking Center

Open April 1 - October 31, daily 9 am - 4 pm.

Discover the legacy of cheesemaking in Green County.  Housed in a restored railroad depot (years ago the freight room was often filled with Green County cheese awaiting rail tranport to areas all over the United States); the center features cheesemaking equipment, dairy farming heritage, cheese factory replicas, railroad memorabilia, and local history. Excellent 10-minute audio tour gives an overview of the museum displays; docents are also available for personalized tours and questions.

Honeybelle the Holstein greets visitors on the front lawn.