Monday, May 23, 2016

New Glarius


New Glaruis, a very swiss settlement, was our first destination. So many small towns in Wisconsin have the same feel. This town really stood out, celebrating it's heritage. Big painted cows were everywhere and swiss facades on buildings. You could also find anything swiss, like army knives, chocolate, fondue kits and Raclette machine. Funny I didn't see any clocks.


Some very unique shops and a very special eatery called the Cow and Quince. Specializing in a farm to table menu, you get the best of locally grown products. A real vacation for the palette.

Wisco Pop! Ginger Pork

Here the BLT includes Jordandal Farm bacon,  tomato jam, fresh mozzarella, Snug Haven spinach on a Madison Sourdough brioche. Accompanied by potato soup.

Cow and Quince restuarant

Wisco Pop! Ginger Pork also from Jordandal  with pickled jalapenos, kohlrabi and beet slaw, aioli on a Sourdough country bread.

It's fun to have so many ingredients together for crunch and flavor. Couldn't imagine assembling this many items just for ourselves.

Garden Center

European tableware
After shopping and lunch we headed out for a Wisconsin brewery tour. The New Glarius Brewery with it's beautiful new visitor center. Spotted Cow Beer and other brews from New Glarius are only sold in Wisconsin. Maybe we drink it all up before it gets across the border.
The property rivals west coast wineries. With a spacious beer garden, trellises covered in hops vines and plenty of room for weddings and a music venue.
Next stop Monroe, WI


  1. We enjoyed the quaintness of New Glarus and it looks like you did too. Looks like you found a gem of a restaurant. We enjoyed their bike trails.

  2. This looks like a very fun place to explore. You do manage to find the best places!