What better way to celebrate Wisconsin than with National Cheese Lovers Day! In the Stevens Point Area, we have plenty of ways to celebrate, from biting into it at a restaurant to taking it home - and you don't have to wait until National Cheese Day to dive in. Check out our list of recommendations, then head out and enjoy!
Bite Into It
We can't talk cheese in the Stevens Point Area, without mentioning Arbuckles. Known for their Italian Fries, you can't miss this cheese topped comfort food. Never been? The fries start with a seasoned buttery pizza crust, topped with Mozzarella, and baked. Once the cheese is melted to perfection, they cut it in strips and serve it with marinara on the side.
Located in Downtown Stevens Point, Main Street Taps is one way to go for a cheesy bite to eat. Try the Ultimate Grilled Cheese, filled with Colby Jack and Sharp Cheddar cheese. We can’t forget to mention they also stuff them with Nueske’s bacon and a pesto sauce!
In Plover at Mikey’s Bar & Grill, you don't want to miss the Aged Cheddar Mac & Cheese. The classic comfort food, brimming with melty, gooey cheese is topped with crispy panko crumbs & served with crostini.
Sky Club is a classic Wisconsin supper club, but that doesn't mean cheese takes a backseat on their menu to the usual supper club fare. For a cheese-forward dish, don't miss the Brisket Mac. The housemade macaroni and cheese are leveled up, with pecan smoked brisket and Great Northern whiskey peach BBQ sauce.
At this Irish Pub, known for their selection of Whiskey, you'll find plenty of cheesy dishes worth a taste. While you'll find the usual at Two Harps, from nachos to pizza, you don't want to skip their take on Poutine. With a decidedly Irish twist, the Poutine includes crispy fries and fresh cheese curds, topped with a Guinness gravy or curry sauce.
Take it Home
A cheese lover’s paradise is at Mullins Cheese. Try some deep-fried cheese curds when you stop in but don’t forget to take some to go! From four-cheese take and bake pizzas to specialty cheeses and fresh squeaky cheese curds, they will have something to satisfy your cheesy needs!
Feltz’s Dairy Store is another perfect option to take home some cheese to enjoy. Here you'll find blocks, fresh cheese curds, spreads, and cheese trays made from fresh Wisconsin Cheese. Of course, you can always grab a scoop of ice cream - or some deep fried curds while you are there while browsing their selection of meat, pizzas, ice cream, and milk!
If you aren't afraid of a drive, head out to Dairy State Cheese Company in Rudolph! Just 10 miles outside of Stevens Point, you can enjoy over 200 types and styles of Wisconsin cheese, and be sure to check out the fresh cheese curds being made from the window!
Check out Ski's Meat Market for their variety of Wisconsin produced cheese, Father Fats for an artisan cheese board, or The Wooden Chair for a chicken pita pizza. Learn more about other restaurants to find your own cheese favorites in the Stevens Point area here.
Join the Fun
Plan where to get your next order of deep-fried cheese curds with the blog Three to Try: Cheese Curds, or how to celebrate June Dairy Month (all year long, of course). Then, capture your own fun and add your photo, including @stevenspointarea on Instagram or hashtag #stevenspointarea and share your favorite cheeses and stops for cheese in the Stevens Point Area!