Fennimore, Wisconsin: Igor, Cheese Loving Rat

Statue of a giant rodent -- cute, but in a sewn-together, mad scientist way. He's been a fanatical cheese wedge sentry for decades at the Carr Valley Cheese Company.

Carr Valley Cheese Company

1675 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI
Carr Valley Cheese Company, Inc. 5 blocks south of Hwy 18 on Lincoln Ave./Hwy 61 on east side just past 16th St.
M-Su 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Igor the Rat.

Igor, Cheese Loving Rat

Igor sits with his huge wedge of cheese outside the CarrValley Cheese factory/store. He has been in parades around the state and has been photographed by thousands for many, many years.

[Aimee, 06/13/2009]

Here's our photo of Igor, from the 1990s. Igor has been outside of the Cheese Factory since 1971. He was named for conductor Igor Stravinsky, who died on the day that the big rat arrived.

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