Heading to Door County? Stop at These 3 Amazing Cheese Destinations

Cherry-flavored sweets? Great wines? Award-winning Wisconsin cheese? Check. Check. And check!

There are so many reasons to love Door County—especially if you’re a foodie. This celebrated peninsula is dotted with the most charming blink-and-you’ll-miss-‘em shops. Time to stock up on your favorite Wisconsin cheeses and more at these three must-stop destinations in Door County!

Door Artisan Cheese – Egg Harbor

Sure, you can buy Wisconsin cheese here. But what makes Door Artisan Cheese in Egg Harbor extra special is the fact that this culinary hot spot is all about celebrating the art and science of Wisconsin cheesemaking. Guests have the opportunity to see cheesemaking in action—and ask questions along the way—while sampling specialty cheeses along with regional and international wines.

The restaurant at Door Artisan Cheese is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy lunch once you’ve stocked up on goodies to go. Pair fresh cheese platters with a local wine or dine on a burger topped with house-made, award-winning cheese.

Renard’s Cheese – Sturgeon Bay

At Renard’s Cheese, curd is the word. Known for their famous cheese curds, made fresh every day, you’ll have fun browsing their impressive variety of more than 50 flavor-infused cheeses. Just as impressive is the fun playground right outside—making this gem of a spot a true family-friendly destination!

If you’re looking for a more in-depth experience at Renard’s, take a tour of the facility and get a behind-the-scenes look at how the cheese is made. Post-tour, we have a feeling you’ll have worked up a craving for Wisconsin’s famous delicacy, so head over to the in-store deli and indulge in your choice of pizza, sandwiches or soups all topped with - you guessed it! - Renard’s fresh-from-the-creamery Wisconsin cheese.

Waseda Farms Market – Baileys Harbor

Waseda Farms Market in Baileys Harbor does things a bit differently and we love them for it! Here you’re invited to wander the grounds to see how they raise their animals and grow their produce – plus, you can pick your very own veggies! Stock up on the goods for your next family feast and then head inside to the on-site market to browse fresh and organic items, including award-winning Wisconsin cheese, from a variety of local artisans, producers and farmers.

You’ll love the quaint, bucolic feel of Waseda Farms. Come for the goodies, stay for the cows and baby goats!

Have you made your way to one of these iconic Door County destinations? Let us know below!

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