This week we return to Door County to check out Door County Creamery and Door County Brewery.
This week on Wisconsin Foodie, we return to Door County. As any Wisconsinite will proudly tell you, beer and cheese runs in our veins, and Door County is no exception. Jesse and Rachel Johnson opened Door County Creamery in June 2013 and have been changing the public’s perception of what goat cheese can do. We hang out with the Johnsons and their kids (pun intended) on their goat farm just a few miles from the creamery. They show us how they milk their goats and deal with the controlled chaos that is running a goat farm.
Now that we have our goat milk, we head over to the creamery. Jesse shows Kyle how he makes their signature cheese, Falltum. After helping scooping the curd and hanging the bags, Jesse takes us into his cheese cave to see the aging cheeses he’s working on. Having worked up an appetite, Kyle and Jesse go to sit down in the creamery’s shop and try a variety of their amazing goat cheeses. But first, they try some of Door County Creamery’s goat gelato, breaking the rule of having dessert before a meal. We won’t tell their moms if you don’t.
After all this cheesemaking, it’s time to unwind with some local beers. Door County Brewery was opened by Jon McMahon and his sons, Danny and Ben. All of their beers are made with local ingredients and proudly tell stories of Door County with each product they release. Door County Brewery may be fairly new to the scene, but it is already making waves all over the state.
S08 E13 – Kyle and Jessica take on the Bayview of Milwaukee in a day of great food and cocktails.
S08 E12 – Wisconsin Foodie visits Spain with Jessica and Karen Bell to see and taste all it has to offer.
S08 E11 – We explore Organic Valley at the Kickapoo Country Fair and All Seasons Farm and watch Organic Valley turn their milk into butter.
S08 E10 – We explore the world of perch at UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Science and at Wendt’s Fish Fry.
S08 E09 – We celebrate Native American culture at Indian Summer and then are treated to a traditional musky meal made with wild rice.
S08 E08 – It’s all things cheese at Cheesetopia where we check out a bunch of cheeses and then profile LaClare Farms and their amazing goat cheeses.
S08 E07 – Stoney Acres Farm hosts a pizza night with ingredients right from their farm.
S08 E06 – In this episode, we join George Bregar at Company Brewing as he makes a pale ale with fresh, locally sourced hops. Then we celebrate Oktoberfest with Deb and Dan Carey of New Glarus Brewing.
Wisconsin Foodie is organizing Cheesemaker tours this Spring/Summer and we’d like you to join us.
S08 E05 – This week we tour the driftless region and visit Driftless Organics, Viroqua Food Co-Op, and Rooted Spoon.