GOOD FOOD STARTS AT THE ROOTS

Our roots are deeply embedded in a history of cultivating food from planting to plating, during a time when farm-to-table still meant backyard-to-kitchen. Our experience in food production and agriculture has made us leaders in artisan cheese, microbrewing, organic produce and more while allowing us to create unique local- and regionally-sourced dining experiences across the state.

Here, you can stroll around the state capitol, enjoying fresh bread, baked goods and juicy produce from the farmers’ market by day and a gourmet meal at one of the best restaurants in the Midwest by night. Here, you can eat to your heart’s content at one of a thousand Friday fish fries while the dim supper club lights reflect off the glass of an Old Fashioned. Here, you can taste food that matches the passion behind it, food that’s always fresh, distinct and homegrown.

Wisconsin restaurants and food culture

FOOD CULTURE RANKINGS

Fresh, farm-grown food has made Wisconsin one of the tastiest states to live in the nation.

ONLY

MASTER CHEESEMAKER PROGRAM OUTSIDE EUROPE
To qualify, you must have 10 years license cheesemaking experience and more.

Center for Dairy Research, 2017

9

JAMES BEARD NOMINATIONS IN 2017
Wisconsin is a place filled with acclaimed chefs and restaurants, including 31 James Beard nominations in the past five years.

Wisconsin Public Radio, 2017

LARGEST

PRODUCER-ONLY FARMERS' MARKET IN NATION
Madison's farmers' market is 2nd largest in the nation overall.

Dane County Farmers' Market

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Communities, businesses, citizens say ‘We’re All In’ to stop spread of COVID-19

August 5, 2020|Comments Off on Communities, businesses, citizens say ‘We’re All In’ to stop spread of COVID-19

A growing number of citizens from across Wisconsin—including small business owners, local leaders, and sports and entertainment figures—are declaring “We’re All In” for working together to stop the spread of COVID-19. Read More

City of Oshkosh receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of the former Gibson Auto Body

July 30, 2020|Comments Off on City of Oshkosh receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of the former Gibson Auto Body

The City of Oshkosh is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help in the renovation and preservation of the former Gibson Auto Body into a unique gathering space in downtown Oshkosh. Read More

Connect with export partners in South Korea via WEDC’s virtual trade venture

July 28, 2020|Comments Off on Connect with export partners in South Korea via WEDC’s virtual trade venture

To help Wisconsin companies continue to grow their exports even while international travel is limited, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is organizing a virtual Global Trade Venture that will connect Wisconsin exporters with potential buyers, distributors and other partners in South Korea. Read More

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