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May 16, 2009

Historic Cheese and a Colonial-Style Mansion

So, I bribed Hubs to come down to Wisconsin and save me from my parent’s clutter (just kidding, Mom!). I promised him that if he drove to pick me up, we could go to Monroe and go to a bunch of our favorite cheesemaker’s factory stores.  He is a cheese fiend, so he accepted and on Saturday we found ourselves happily choosing about 10 pounds of cheese from Monroe’s local supply. 

Here is a great pic from the Historic Cheesemakers Museum. yard-and-sandwich-loaf-027Vintage cheese wrappers from the local factories!  And we got to talk to some older gentlemen who worked in the cheese factories in the 1940s and 1950s. They were so nice.

We also stopped at Baumgartner’s  Cheese Store and Tavern in downtown Monroe for our traditional cheese sandwich lunch and Spotted Cow beer. yard-and-sandwich-loaf-029I love the mural! It is of cartoon beer and wine bottles fighting a war. Very kitschy. After lunch we were on our way to the next factory, when I spotted this house for sale.

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Not sure what it was about this place, but I had to stop and take a picture.

Aaaand another…

yard-and-sandwich-loaf-032And then one more….yard-and-sandwich-loaf-033This poor baby.  I looked in all the windows, and it looked like it had been used for a rental.  Does anyone want to buy this place?  I couldn’t find a listing online, which sucks because I really want to see the inside!

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3 Responses to Historic Cheese and a Colonial-Style Mansion

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    May 16, 2009 at 11:58 am

    That is to funny, my husband is OBSESSED with cheese too! He can’t get enough of it – EVER!!! My Mom always brings him back cheese from Wisconsin when she drives my Grams up for the summer. Wisconsin cheese is the BEST! 🙂

  2. RetroRuth Reply

    May 16, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I think is the best, too, Sara! We always stock up on plenty when we visit, and it never lasts long enough.

  3. Tikimama Reply

    May 16, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    That house is the oddest mish-mash of traditional, colonial style, and mid-century style! Weird. I totally want to see the inside too.

    Historic cheese – that cracked me up!

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