When visiting Wisconsin, most people have heard of our cheese products. Not just the kind you can wear on your head, but the actual cheese itself. Located in the small village of Theresa, West of Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast is a unique cheese store and cellar where artisan cheeses have been produced for generations since John Widmer open the store in 1922.
Widmer’s Cheese cellars have an abundant variety of fresh Wisconsin cheeses including standards such as Brick, Cheddar, Colby, Baby Swiss, cheese curds, string cheese and other favorites. They also have some unique and even imported varieties of cheese, which will certainly please your palate. With 22 employees Widmer’s is able to produce a large quantity of cheese (360,000 pounds per year), but the operation is still small enough for that personal quality control that comes with any great product.
Tours of the Widmer’s facility are available as well and take place at 9:30 AM Monday through Friday by appointment only so you have the opportunity to view a real cheese making operation in action. A word of caution – cheese making facilities, while highly regulated do have a certain smell and some folks take some time to get used to it. However, the tour is an awesome opportunity to explore part of Wisconsin’s heritage. To book reservations please call them at 1-920-488-2503.
Widmer’s Cheese Cellars also have a variety of gift items including variety packs and baskets. Kienast Summer Sausage is also sold in the store, and is locally produced as well. Widmer’s has retail store hours during the week from 6:00AM-5:00PM and Saturday hours from 7:00AM-5:00PM. Sunday hours are from June-October only and run 10:00AM-4:00PM.
Take the opportunity to experience the fresh cheese curds or other great items by visiting Widmer’s cheese during your stay at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast. The Widmer’s website is: http://www.widmerscheese.com/