This summer, visit Wis. home of world’s stinkiest cheese

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This summer, visit Wis. home of world’s stinkiest cheese

Town is only place in U.S. where Limburger is made
Cheesemaker Brian Engesser smears bricks of Limburger cheese with a 100-year-old bacteria that makes the cheese mature – and produces the famed smell – at The Chalet Cheese Cooperative in Monroe, Wis.
A sign above the bar in Baumgartner’s Cheese Store & Tavern in Monroe, Wis., warns diners about the famed “stinky cheese,” which is produced at a plant in the southern Wisconsin town.
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Monroe, Wis.: Located about 46 miles from Madison, 109 miles from Milwaukee.
Chalet Cheese Cooperative: N4858 County Highway N, Monroe. Does not offer tours, but there is a small store where cheese can be purchased.
Alp & Dell Cheese Store: 657 Second St., Monroe, www.alpanddellcheese.com or (608) 328-3355. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Short tours with a look at the adjacent Emmi Roth Kase cheese plant are free on a walk-in basis.
Baumgartner’s Cheese Store & Tavern: 1023 16th Ave., Monroe, https://baumgartnercheese.com or (608) 325-6157.
National Historic Cheesemaking Center and Museum: 2108 Sixth Ave., Monroe. www.nationalhistoriccheesemakingcenter.org/ or (608) 325-4636. Adults, $5; younger than 16, free when accompanied by adult. Open April 1-Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

This summer, visit Wis. home of world’s stinkiest cheese

Cheesemaker Brian Engesser smears bricks of Limburger cheese with a 100-year-old bacteria that makes the cheese mature – and produces the famed smell – at The Chalet Cheese Cooperative in Monroe, Wis.
A sign above the bar in Baumgartner’s Cheese Store & Tavern in Monroe, Wis., warns diners about the famed “stinky cheese,” which is produced at a plant in the southern Wisconsin town.
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