Friday, May 24, 2013


Prior Lake MN (Low 44 Sunny High 71)

Today we are leaving Prior Lake and heading to South Range Wisconsin where the weather will be (Cold with Clouds and Sun High 60, Overnight will be thunderstorms and a low of 40). Looks like the nice weather we finally got here will not be in our new location :-(

Catching up on our recent stay in Kellogg Iowa and our tour of the Maytag Dairy Farm. The Des Moines Register a while ago had a list of the "Top 100 Things to Eat Before You Die". On that list was Maytag Blue Cheese from the Maytag Dairy Farm. Neither one of us likes Blue Cheese at all but there was other cheese involved so we gave it a go.

The Maytag Dairy Farm, while not part of the Maytag Corporation, was started by the son of the founder. They have become world renowned for their blue cheese and the Maytag family is still involved. While you cannot tour the barns anymore due to liability issues (Shakespeare was right don't you know?) there was a neat film on the farm and the process.

We then went on the tour. This is the Maytag home and the cheese making barn to the right from a distance.

Here is the blue cheese that is being hand folded into 1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz and 1 lb packages.

The ladies that do the wrapping do an incredible job, the end product looks amazing.

After the cheese wrapping demo we went to the tasting area. All the cheese was great and we ended up buying some Edam cheese. The last cheese we tried was the blue cheese since it was supposed to be the best. We can honestly say we liked it better than any other blue cheese we have ever had, but still not good enough for us to like enough to buy or eat, sorry Maytag.

This is a very short visit but worth it, especially the cheese tasting.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

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