For the Love of Cheese!


I keep making my way back to Milwaukee for some reason or another, and every time I drive there, I am compelled to stop at a ridiculous roadside shop on the way.  This shop pretty much houses everything I love in life.  It is known only as Mars Cheese Castle

I am a HUGE fan of cheese.  I know it’s horribly unhealthy, but I just can’t get enough of the stuff.  When I used to live in Scotland, there was a cheesemonger right down the street from where I lived.  I loved walking by and having my sinuses cleared by the strong smell of brie, emmental, gruyere, and other cheeses so exotic that I couldn’t even pronounce their names.  If I had time, I would stop in and grab a free sample or two.


Mars Cheese Castle, as dated and absurd as it may be, is heaven to me.  Cheese lines every wall and refrigerator.  There are pieces of cheese shaped like beer mugs or cows or the state of Wisconsin!  They have cheese bread, cheese keychains, cheese t-shirts, cheese hats…these people are really serious about cheese.  Just look at the shirts they sell!


I have never actually bought anything from there- just walked around, ate free samples, and delighted in the idea of being completely surrounded by one of my favorite foods.  Next time, however, I think I might stock up and try out some recipes from Recipe4Living.

Here are the top 5 cheese recipes that I want to try out:
Brie with Caramelized Onion Chutney- I love a good, creamy brie and caramelized onions are another one of my favorite foods, so this has GOT to be amazing!

Garlic Goat Cheese & Herb Crostini- This is bound to be incredibly flavorful!  The recipe looks very easy to make, too!

Cheddar Broccoli Fritttata-Eggs are really good for you, so mixing them with some yummy cheddar cheese will be a not-too-unhealthy breakfast or dinner choice.

Cheesy Country Pasta-It has pasta and portobello mushrooms, and you can make it in the microwave.  What more could I want?

Warm Camembert Salad- I love a salad with apples and cheese, so this sounds absolutely perfect.

While you’re at it, check out this collection of recipes for cheese lovers!

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  • Hillary

    I’ve driven by Mars Cheese Castle countless times and always want to try it but haven’t! Next time, I’m planning my itinerary around a trip there. Yum!

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