Milwaukee's Cheesiest Spots

Specialty Foods

There's a reason that Wisconsin is known as America's Dairyland. If you come to Milwaukee, you have to get some cheese!

Visit the Wisconsin Cheese Mart for the world's largest selection of real Wisconsin cheeses, from approachable favorites like 5-year cheddar to the famously pungent Limburger. The knowledgeable cheesemongers at the store will be happy to help you select the perfect cheeses to bring home as gifts (or enjoy yourself). Or stop by The Village Cheese Shop in Wauwatosa, a European-inspired cheese shop where you can enjoy classes, in-house tastings, and more.

Clock Shadow Creamery, one of the nation's only urban creameries, makes fresh cheese in the Walker's Point neighborhood. Stop by to see fresh curds being made on Wednesday and Friday mornings, or stop in anytime for cheese curds, creamy quark, and more.
Hey, that's not cheese – it's foam! The iconic Cheesehead® hat often seen at Packers games was created in Milwaukee, and you can see where they're made and even craft your own cheese masterpiece at the Foamation Inc. Original Cheesehead Factory. Browse the gift shop for cheese hats of all kinds, cheese coasters, cheese tree-toppers, and more. On a factory tour, you'll also get to see the first-ever cheesehead, created from old couch cushions.

If you're on your way out of town when you get that cheesy craving, don't worry - many shops in Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport sell delicious fresh Wisconsin cheeses packed and ready to fly!

MKE Eats

Curd is the Word

Try Milwaukee's iconic cheesy snack

A cheese-lover's trip to Milwaukee isn't complete without a basket of deep fried cheese curds! Learn more about curds and where to get them.

Cheese me!