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Welcome to the National Historic Cheesemaking Center
and the Green County Welcome Center


The National Historic Cheesemaking Museum is located at the southern gateway to Wisconsin, just north of the Illinois/Wisconsin line.  Our staff eagerly awaits your visit to tell the story of early cheesemaking gave Monroe the title of the "Cheese Capital of the USA." C

During your visit, invision how cheese was made in the century old Imobersteg Cheese Factory, relocated and restored on our grounds, and imagine how cheese was made over a century ago without today's modern conveniences. 

Each year on the second Saturday of June in recognition of "June Dairy Month", join Master Cheesemakers and retired cheesemakers as they make a 90 pound wheel of Swiss cheese right before your eyes.Your visit to the museum also includes a video showing the cheesemaking process in today's modern cheese factories and a gift bag in remembrance of your visit.

Just released "Cheese Country", spiral bound book telling the past and present story of cheesemaking in Green County.  Features over 200 photographs both black and white and color.  Obtain your copy today by calling the National Historic Cheesemaking Center. (608) 325-4636

"Welcome to Monroe - Green County - Wisconsin"