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Cheese and Holiday Cheer

One of my favorite things about blogging is that is provides me with a good excuse to do all of the nerdy, quirky things that I’ve secretly always wanted to do, but was too embarrassed to admit to anyone else. For example, I’ve always wanted to stop at one of the many souvenir stores that dot Wisconsin’s roadsides, selling things like cheese and moccasins. So, on my my way to visit a friend in Green Bay on Monday, I stopped on a whim at Schutlz’s Cheese Haus off of Highway 151. Schultz’s is everything you’d ever want in a roadside cheese store. It looks like a little house you’d find in the Swiss Alps, except that there’s a neon Miller Lite sign in the window and Packer paraphernalia on display. Inside, they have samples of many of their locally-made cheese, sausage, and other edible goodies. I walked away with a tub of spreadable port wine cheese–a fatty favorite I haven’t had in years–and half a pound of white Apple Jack. I had to sample at least half a dozen, though, before I made up my mind. If you ever find yourself on Highway 151 in Wisconsin, I highly recommend a stop at this adorable little shop.