"Little Switzerland (Without the Mountains)" New Glarus by yooperprof
New Glarus Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 92 photos
New Glarus bills itself as Little Switzerland. In spite of a deficiency in Alps, the name is apt, in recognition of the numerous Swiss immigrants who settled in the community and the surrounding countryside, bringing with them their cheese-making techniques which have found a natural home amidst Wisconsin's fabled dairylands.
In the last few years, New Glarus has thrived as it has become a popular destination for day-trippers from nearby Madison, only about 25 miles away. Its farm community has also prospered as it has increasingly focused upon the production of "natural" and high-quality cheeses which are very popular among the bourgeoisie Cheeseheads of their state.
- In a nutshell:A Small Town that plays up its Swiss Roots
My friend Al reacts violently when I tell him that the "Swiss Miss" is just a myth. (Try saying that fast three times.) more travel advice
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