Cheese Capital of the World Plymouth WI

It’s true! More than 14% of the cheese consumed in the United States goes through our home of Plymouth, Wisconsin - and we do love our New Year’s Eve cheese drop. But our city’s title of Cheese Capital of the World was monikered much earlier.

Cheese makers began popping up in and around the young city in the mid 19th century, and in 1918, Plymouth was the location of the National Cheese Exchange, which set the commodity price of bulk cheese, a pretty big deal in the state known for its dairy products. Today it is home to some of the biggest cheese brands: Sargento, Sartori, Masters Gallery and Great Lakes Cheese.

The Cheese Counter & Dairy Heritage Center celebrates our local Wisconsin cheese-making history through the cheese we sell, the meals we share and the fascinating true tales you’ll learn upon entering our historical downtown shop.