Cheese Days of Monroe
September 14 - 16, 2012 - Monroe, Wisconsin
When planning your visit to Green County Cheese Days
, include a visit to the National Historic Cheesemaking Center, located on 21st Street and Highway 69, on the South edge of Monroe. Personal guided tours will be offered on the hour, and those wishing to tour the museum on your own, may visit at any time, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, daily.
And don't miss stepping inside the Imobersteg Cheese Factory on our campus and visualize the task of making cheese over 100 years ago.
Visitors may also view a 15 minute video on the manufacturing of cheese in Wisconsin. Cheese Days souvenirs, including the ever-popular cheese necklaces, will be available in the Milk House Gift Shop.
Cheese Days originated in 1914, when a small group of local businessmen planned and publicized the event for just nine days, by driving through the streets of Monroe, with a hand made sign attached to a roadster, proclaiming:
“FIRST CHEESE DAY COMMITTEE 1914 – WE STARTED SOMETHING!”
Today, nearly 98 years later, a dedicated committee, many individuals and volunteers work together for many months, for one of the largest festivals in Wisconsin.