Welcome to the National Historic Cheesemaking Center
and the Green County Welcome Center
The National Historic Cheesemaking Museum is located at the southern gateway to Wisconsin, just a few miles north of the Illinois/Wisconsin line. Our staff eagerly awaits your visit to tell you the story of early cheesemaking which earned Monroe the title of the "Cheese Capital of the USA."
During your visit, step inside the century old Imobersteg Cheese Factory to witness how cheese was made over a century ago. Each year on the second Saturday of June, join Master Cheesemakers and retired cheesemakers as they make a 90 pound wheel of Swiss cheese, right before your eyes.
Enjoy a video showing the cheesemaking process in today's cheese factories and the process.
For a complete listing of events and times that our delectable Masters grilled cheese sandwiches and cream puffs are available throughout the year at events and in Downtown Monroe, refer to the FAQs on our site.
"Welcome to Monroe - Green County - Wisconsin"
Hours of Operation
The Center is staffed Mon - Sat - 9 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.,and Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., April 1-October 31.