If you’ve never finished off a bag of fresh Wisconsin cheese curds, you are missing out! Also called “America’s Dairyland,” Wisconsin has won more cheese awards than any other state or country. When you try some, you will see why! You can find the very best cheeses right here in the Driftless Area. Located in the heart of an Amish community, Old Country Cheese makes everything from cheese curds to 8-year-old cheddar and juusto. The factory store also sells Amish crafts, foods, and gift baskets. It’s a must-see for anyone traveling to the region!
Would you like some wine to pair with your cheese? After you stop by Old Country Cheese, check out the local wineries in the Driftless Area. Make sure to download our free vacation guide for a full list of fun things to do in the area!
Top 3 Reasons to Visit Old Country Cheese
1. Excellent Cheese
If you want to take home the best Wisconsin cheese, this is the place to get it. Old Country Cheese in Cashton brings in 120,000 pounds of milk each day from over 230 Amish milk producers. When you buy cheese here, you can expect it to be local, fresh, and mouthwateringly delicious. The cheese store carries over 20 varieties of cheese, so you will have plenty of options to choose from. Old Country Cheese hours are 8 – 5, and they are open Monday – Friday. Don’t forget to buy some of the cheese curds!
2. Handmade Amish Crafts and Treats
Calling all chocolate lovers! If you like fudge, then you’ll love the chocolate cheese fudge at Old Country Cheese. The store also sells a plethora of Amish crafts, handmade baskets, candy, jams and maple syrups. Make sure to pick out a coffee mug or an Amish cookbook to add to your collection at home! Many of the items are only available in-store, but you can check out their online store as well.
3. Gift Baskets
Your friends and family will thank you when you bring them back a basket filled with Wisconsin’s finest treats. There are a wide variety of gift baskets you can choose from, and they range in price from $20-$65. One of our favorites is the “Perfect Combination,” which includes 9 pounds of delicious cheese! There are also baskets with spices, jams, and handmade lotus baskets.
Other Cheese Shops in Wisconsin
Old Country Cheese is one of many places to find excellent cheese in the Driftless Area. Here are some more of our favorites:
- Westby Cooperative Creamery in Westby, Wisconsin
- Nordic Creamery Cheese in Westby, Wisconsin
- Pasture Pride Cheese in Cashton, Wisconsin
- Hidden Springs Creamery in Westby, Wisconsin
- Organic Valley Cheeses in Cashton, Wisconsin
Stay at Westby House Inn
When you’ve had your fill of cheese, come home to our romantic bed and breakfast. Westby House Inn is less than 20 minutes from Old Country Cheese and close to all the main attractions in Westby. Our beautiful Victorian rooms are so comfortable, you won’t want to leave. During your stay, you can expect top-notch service, luxurious amenities, and a gourmet breakfast each morning. We also offer many romantic packages and special add-ons to enhance your stay, including a Westby cheese and fruit plate. Make sure to choose one of them when you book your stay. We can’t wait to welcome you!