Cheesehead Fests

I recently heard that Milwaukee’s Summerfest is one of the largest music festivals in the world, spanning ten days with countless stages. It has been going on forever, too – I remember it from my childhood. It is followed by a series of different “ethnic” events (Germanfest, Irish Fest, Polishfest . . .), but they all end up being Milwaukeefest in the end, featuring brats and beer and, of course, cheese.

This weekend I went to my favorite festival – a smaller one – in a quirky and hip neighborhood with a rich counter-cultural history – but it is still in Milwaukee, so the main attraction was the “Wine Tent” with its 40 types of cheese to sample. We decided on a Thai restaurant for lunch and even the sushi turned out to have cheese in it.


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