Madame Fromage Tours Wisconsin for Cheese and Hidden Cabins
While we were celebrating cheese in Raleigh last week, Madame Fromage was doing her own cheese celebrating, and simultaneously paving the way for next year's American Cheese Society Conference in Madison. She's got tips for anyone going next year:
Since the American Cheese Society 2013 Conference promises to be in the Dairy State next August, let me suggest a roadtrip. Wisconsin is an awesome state to explore for anyone who enjoys cabins and creamery hopping. Think of it as the Vermont of the Midwest — you’ll see beards, birds, and roadside cheese curds at every turn. My favorite areas outside Madison are: 1) The Driftless Region in the center of the state, where rock formations and rolling hills lead to blissful little hippy towns like Viroqua; 2) The Great River Road that runs along the Mississippi River, linking inns, biker bars, fish fries, and pie bakeries.