May 16, 2009Historic 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. Vintage 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. I 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.
Not sure what it was about this place, but I had to stop and take a picture.
And then one more….This 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!