DUMB CHEESE QUESTIONS

cheesemaker Steve Bechel gives smart answers to our dumb questions

Wisconsinites might be cheeseheads, but we’re not all cheesemeisters. When it comes to the real questions about our state snack, it might be best to call in an expert. Thankfully, no question was ...

Beer Crust or Bust

Beer Hall Pizza unites pizza & beer lovers for unique eats

Beer and pizza is at least in the top five for best food and drink pairing, if not the top three. You probably wouldn’t think that it could get any better than that … But a newly designed pizza has come to tell ...

Cheese Experts Sound Off

get to know some of the best cheese in the Valley from the local people that put in the work

Get to know some of the best cheese in the Valley from the local people that put in the work ...

The Basics of Beer

lagers, ales, and everything you need to know about your typical cold one

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 ...

Eat, Drink, & Get Reading

Fuel your love of Wisconsin’s classic consumables with these and other books from The Local Store.

Wisconsin Grudge Match: Beer v. Cheese

Sure, beer is what made Wisconsin (or at least its biggest city) famous. But in nearly every objective category, our cheese industry overshadows brewing ...

What Makes Curds Squeak?

exploring the science behind Wisconsin’s favorite snack

There’s nothing like picking up a fresh, warm bag of cheese curds at the farmers market and getting that first squeaky bite. That squeak comes from a special way that long protein molecules in fresh cheese curds rub against your teeth ...