Month: September 2013

Wisconsin Cheese

A Summer with Cheese

I do live in the dairy state afterall. And boy was this summer all about cheese. I was invited by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board to go on a dairy tour over a section of my fabulous state.  The tour spanned two days and was chock full of amazing cheese, fabulous ice cream, delicious meals, and some wonderful stories. My next few posts will be all about that trip; what I learned and what I tasted. Our tour started at Clock Shadow Creamery and a visit to their rooftop garden.  The building the creamery is housed in was designed to be as green as possible.  The elevator generates electricity and a rainwater reuse system operates all of the bathrooms.  Even the building materials were sourced from other older buildings in the area.  Piles of extra bricks were converted into benches on the sidewalk once building was finished. Despite the hustle and bustle of the streets below, the rooftop garden is incredibly quiet and serene.  The garden space is open to the public and you can …