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The best thing to bring home from Northwoods Wisconsin is — you guessed it — cheese. It might be cliché, but Wisconsin’s dairyland reputation is hard-fought and well-earned. In the last five years in particular, Wisconsin has experienced a veritable renaissance of small batch artisanal cheese, bringing a richness and variety to the state’s already impressive dairy repertoire. Although the majority of cheese factories and farmers are located further south, you can — and should — pick up top quality cheese just about anywhere in Wisconsin, and the Northwoods is no exception. Try Miller’s Cheese House or Blaser’s Premium Cheeses in Rice Lake, The Cheese Board in Minocqua, The Flour Sack in Eagle River, The Cheese Shoppe in Tomahawk, or just ask around — even the smallest town’s corner store gas station might stock world-class cheese. It’s always worth a peek and you can rarely go wrong with whatever brand or flavor you choose, as long as it’s made in Wisconsin.