Made-from-scratch makes for happy and healthy visitors. Artisan cheese is also a must when you visit – it’s Wisconsin, after all. Here’s an insider tip: Try the restaurant at the Lake Windsor Golf Club for their Friday night fish fry or homemade pizza. For that one special dinner out, maybe on the last night of your stay, we have some recommendations for nearby supper clubs.
4879 County Road V, DeForest 53532
You can’t miss the big cow out front. Family owned and operated since 1969. They age their cheddars and Swiss and hand cut all their cheese the way they’ve always done. Shop artisan cheeses, meats and wine.
4494 Lake Circle, Windsor 53598
Why stop at cheese when you can nosh on sausage and fudge too. Family owned and operated since 1988 and stocking the finest Wisconsin has to offer. Pick up some maple syrup and honey for the pantry while you’re at it.
4446 Windsor Road, Windsor 53598
Baking is their passion. All sweet breads, scones and cookies made from scratch. Artisan breads and soups on the menu too. All go great with a cup of coffee or espresso drink.
625 S. Main Street, DeForest 53532
Delicious is an understatement. All-natural yogurt that is a good-for-you treat promoting a healthy immune system. Try the fruit smoothies too.
W4192 Bristol Road, Columbus 53925
Great quality dairy products made from the milk of cows that are respected and treated well. In other words, the cows take center stage here at this family-run farmstead dairy. View milk bottling and cheesemaking. You have to try their ice cream – they make more than 50 flavors.
100 E. Holum Street, DeForest
Restaurant and bakery that feels and tastes like home. Famous for time-honored pie recipes – made from scratch, crusts rolled by hand. Loads of National Pie Championship blue ribbon winners to their name. Scandinavian specialties and American classics on the restaurant menu.
3140 Edmonton Drive, Sun Prairie 53590
Breakfast and lunch served all day. If you’re on the go, ask for soup to go. Or if you have time, linger at the coffee bar over a cup of their featured coffee of the day.
4628 Golf Road, Windsor 53598
Food with a view. Appetizers, classic sandwiches and burgers, homemade pizza, wraps, fresh salads, and their famous Friday night fish fry.
6317 Rostad Road, Windsor 53598
When you’re ready to set aside calorie-counting, try the Krunch Burger topped with potato chips, followed by the Nutella Cookie dessert with a scoop of ice cream. Serving breakfast, lunch and
300 E. Holum Street, DeForest 53532
The secret to their handmade pizza is the original 30-year-old recipe.
637 W North Street, DeForest 53532
Quaff a local microbrew, add on an appetizer, and indulge in some homemade chili. Billed as the place to watch the big game.
804 Liberty Blvd., Sun Prairie 53590
You’ll feel like you’ve dropped by an old friend’s house. Great steaks, of course, plus a deliciously crispy thin crust pizza. For those who don’t want to cheat, go for the Life Balance Dinner Menu. In nearby Sun Prairie.
Here’s a great guide to gluten-free dining during your getaway to the area.
Gluten Free Madison
Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m., May 17-October 25, 2016, Fireman’s Park, DeForest
A different take on the Wisconsin farmers’ market, with afternoon hours, music, monthly special events, and of course farm-fresh produce.