It has already been two years and we got to enjoy Green County Cheese Days again. We went in 2014 and had a wonderful time! This time we went on a Saturday instead. No parade but many other things going on.
Al has become interested in photography during the last 2 years so we parted for several hours to cover different activities. He took the Barn Quilt Bus Tour for $5 at 9:00.
These two ladies, Kris Winkler and Lynn Lokken, are known as the “Barn Quilt Ladies” hosted the tour.
Some of the barn quilts he saw. Here is a list of 150+ barn quilts in Green County.
Meanwhile, I stayed downtown to see what was going on the Square. Quite a bit! Music, cheese carving and making and much more! If you come here, you better like cheese 🙂
Swiss Colony (Colony Brands) was on the square too! A great place to get local Wisconsin-made food gifts year ’round.
Their mouse mascot dressed as Santa took pictures with kids of all ages. Here he was in the parade two years ago.
Cheese Days has a mascot of their own that made his debut in 2014, Wedgie. He is a wedge of cheese who loves getting his picture taken with everyone! He also had his picture taken with some fine representatives of Cheese Days.
Left to Right
Brodhead Dairy Queen – Elizabeth McGuire
Green County Dairy Princess – Emily Streiff
Green County Dairy Queen – Libby Beck
Argyle Dairy Queen – Stephnie James
Juda Dairy Queen – Sharlene Swedlund
The Fried Cheese curds are the biggest attraction. Lines are usually quite long to get these, but I got them without a long wait. It’s $5 for a serving, delicious! Sold by the Monroe Optimist Club.
For the really brave people, there was a Limburger Cheese Challenge. Dare you eat some of the stinkiest cheese ever made? I admit, I wasn’t brave enough (yet)!
To see the long version video of our day (2 hours-45 minutes), see below.
I stayed downtown to see how a wheel of Swiss Cheese was made in the Old World, and in the U.S. before the large cheese factories we have today. It was fascinating! The demonstration hosted many Master Cheesemakers and we learned so much! Watch the long video to see everything I did.
At the end you could get a great selfie taken, pretending to make cheese. Fun!
Here is a 15-minute edited version of the cheese making demo.
The brown Swiss Cows were also brought out for the public to meet and greet them 🙂
Just off the square was a small carnival put on by:
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Again, another GREAT Cheese Days festival. We hope to come back in 2018!