See & Do

Black Earth Meats

Black Earth Meats is owned by Zen butcher Bartlett Durand, a Buddhist and former vegetarian. Try their Offal Tasty, a ground mixture of lean beef combined with beef kidneys, tongue, liver and heart.

1345 Mills St, Black Earth, WI 53515

See & Do

Bleu Mont Dairy

Visit Bleu Mont Dairy where Willi Lehner has built his own underground cheese cave, an ideal place to age cheese.

3480 County Rd F, Blue Mounds, WI 53517

Getting There

Dane County Regional Airport

If your focus is Madison, WI, then Dane County Regional Airport is the best point of arrival. The next major city outside of Madison is Milwaukee, roughly 78 miles away.

4000 International Lane, Madison, WI 53704

See & Do

Farmers Market

If you're in the Capitol Square of Madison, WI, January through April on a Saturday, stop by the farmers market for fresh local foods.

Capitol Square, Madison, WI

Sleep

Hilton Monona Terrace

Conveniently located in downtown Madison, this hotel overlooks beautiful Lake Monona.

9 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703

Sleep

The Iron Horse Hotel

If you’ve never experienced the fine detail that goes into a boutique hotel, then book your time at The Iron Horse. The hotel offers an assortment of food and restaurant choices, and it’s LGBT-friendly. Pets allowed .

500 W Florida St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Eat

L’Etoile and Graze Restaurants

Try delicious creations by Korean-born chef Tory Miller, who runs both restaurants. Don’t miss their chicken-and-lettuce mayo soup, and raw cheesesteak with bandaged cheddar.

1 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703

Getting There

Milwaukee International Airport

If your focus is downtown Milwaukee, then this airport is the perfect choice to fly into, being roughly 15 minutes from the city center.

5300 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207

See & Do

Susie Q Fish Market

A local favorite in Two Rivers, WI, is whitefish from Lake Michigan. Locals bring back their catch to Susie Q Fish Market during the annual Door County Fish Boil, where it’s cooked up by local firefighters.

1810 E St, Two Rivers, WI 54241

See & Do

University of Wisconsin-Madison

At UW, researchers have placed a sort of porthole, called a cannula, in the sides of some dairy cows so they can analyze how different types of feeds can help dairy cows produce the best milk.

Linden Drive, Madison, WI

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Valley View Emu Farm

Owner Betty Lou Cauffman raises emus, which she uses for their oil in cosmetics and for their lean meat. Local butcher Gary Craig, of Craig’s Meats (N9064 Wisconsin 162, Mindoro, WI), processes the meat and makes a variety of emu sticks and jerky.

4446 Golf Dr, Fennimore, WI 53809