New Glarus and Monroe, WI
New Glarus “Little Switzerland” & The Cheese Capitol – Monroe, WI
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - $ 99
Travel to the rolling hills of beautiful Green County Wisconsin to visit two of the dairy state’s great attractions.
After arriving in Monroe, known as "the Cheese Capital of the US", we will tour the National Historic Cheesemaking Center & Museum to learn the story of Cheesemaking in this region from the 1800’s to today’s modern production.
See the Imobersteg Farmstead Cheese Factory, the small original factory relocated here to show how cheese was made over a century ago. We will also stop at the Emmi-Roth Cheese Factory and Alp & Dell Cheese store to shop for cheese and enjoy some samples. View the modern factory floor through large observation windows.
Then it’s a short ride to New Glarus, America’s “Little Switzerland”, a picturesque village and thriving showcase of Swiss heritage, customs and cuisine.
At the historic New Glarus Hotel, you are treated to a traditional Swiss luncheon including a fondue demonstration by the chef, homemade pastry and Swiss musical entertainment including the famous Swiss alpenhorn!