Basics Of Beer: A Quick Crash Course On Lagers and Ales

Nothing says Wisconsin quite like beer. Here's the difference between two of the most popular types.

Wisconsin is a beer-loving state, for better or for worse, and with history older than Leinenkugel’s and new breweries coming up every year, the Chippewa Valley is definitely a hub within a hub. With a culture a sudsy as ours, it’s not uncommon to find oneself chatting among a group of beer aficionados ...

Paws and Pints: Check Out This Paw-some Event at the Leinie Lodge

the annual event celebrating bountiful brews and doggone-adorable dogs is slated for Sept. 30

Is there anything better in life than enjoying a refreshing beer on a scenic patio? Of course there is – doing the exact same thing, but with lots of dogs. From 5-7pm on Thursday, Sept. 30, the Leinie Lodge in Chippewa Falls is hosting their Paws and Pints event ...

5 Tips on Creating the Coolest Charcuterie Boards

local charcuterie experts offer tips on pairing meat and cheese

Charcuterie boards have grown in popularity, bringing two new cheesy businesses to the Chippewa Valley. Clearwater Charcuterie and Northwoods Grazing have been steadily gaining traction on social media ...

Little Red Grilled Cheese Serves Up Big Flavor

new Chippewa Valley food truck serves cheesy goodness

What does it take to regain a sense of normalcy in a hectic time? A tasty grilled cheese sandwich. Or at least to a new player in the Chippewa Valley food truck scene, Little Red Grilled Cheese – a family-owned, grilled cheese-centric business ...

There Is Nothing Cheddar Than This New Cheese Biz

UW-Stout food science alum starts own cheese platter company

Christine Leonard had a “come to cheeses” moment while attending an Honors College class at UW-Stout on the geography of food. In that class, the 2016 alumna, who grew up on a family-owned dairy farm near Waconia, Minnesota, really started to think about food and where it came from ...

Cheesy & Sudsy Reads

topical books from The Local Store shelves

Wisconsin is the dairyland of the nation, and so food writer and connoisseur Jeanette Hurt explores the most innovative and traditional artisans who embrace our statewide ...


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