Cheese- Not so surprising… The first thing everyone thinks of when they hear Wisconsin is cheese, and we’re proud of it! Wisconsin cheesemakers make 2.6 billion pounds of cheese each year according to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. When looking for gifts for friends and family, I like to send cheese from Harmony Specialty Dairy Foods.
Bratwurst- You’ve also probably heard that we enjoy bratwurst in Wisconsin. It’s 100% true. A sporting event without a bratwurst just doesn’t feel right. My favorites are the authentic German bratwurst from Bavaria Sausage Kitchen.
Wood Work- Wisconsin has many talented woodworkers like David Haesigg of DHH Designs. One popular style is to use a variety of different colored Wisconsin woods (walnut, oak, cherry, etc.) in one piece to create stylish and functional items like clipboards, vases, salt and pepper shakers, and more.
Kringle- A Kringle is a giant Danish pastry from Racine, Wisconsin. They have flaky layers, decadent fillings and icing on top, so if you haven’t tried a Kringle, you’re missing out on one of Wisconsin’s specialties. Since there are several Danish bakeries in Racine, Wisconsin, make sure you get your Kringle from my favorite- O and H Bakery.
We love our cheese and bratwurst but we have so many more Wisconsin products that we are proud of! I’m always excited to hear about Wisconsin-made items so if you have any favorites that I didn’t list, please comment below.