Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada: Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum

Ingersoll's moment of glory -- documented in the museum -- came in 1866, when it produced a 7,300 lb wheel of cheddar known as "The Mammoth Cheese."

290 Harris St., Ingersoll, ON, Canada
A short drive from Highway 401 off of exit 218 in Ingersoll.
M-F 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $3.
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Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum

This little museum along Route 119 in Ontario is quite a gem. The main building is a community museum that celebrates the town's history, and which houses an enormous intricate wood carving panorama of the town, and antiques ranging from a horse meat shipping box to old classroom desks and toys. There is also a cheese museum, which has detailed explanations of the entire cheese-making process, as well as a replica blacksmith shop (which, inexplicably, has a large number of wooden stilts that visitors are welcome to try), and a town sports museum with trophies, photos, and an enormous racing boat. Well worth a stop if you're traveling across southern Ontario!

[mamamusings, 08/02/2010]

Ingersoll's moment of glory -- documented in the museum -- came in 1866, when it produced a 7,300 lb wheel of cheddar known as "The Mammoth Cheese."

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