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Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Cheesehead Factory Tour (Gone)

You could tour the factory where foam Cheesehead hats were made, see the original cheesehead under glass, and make your own foam novelty item. Then the building was gutted and turned into an "industrial chic" event space.

The Original Cheesehead Factory

The Original Cheesehead Factory. South side of the city. One block east of S. 1st St. and just south of E. Washington St.. on the east side of S. Barclay St.

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The Original Cheesehead Factory

Since it was acquired by the Green Bay Packers, the Cheesehead factory is no longer open for tours.

[Dave, 12/24/2023]

Even worse, it's been gutted and turned into an "industrial chic" event space, where none of the desired clientele wears a foam cheesehead.

Cheesehead factory.

Cheesehead Factory Tour

There are two different tours; both feature the history of the Cheesehead. But the deluxe tour allows you to make a cheese-novelty of your own. The story of how the owner got started is explained with passion through the tour guides. Perfect for out-of-state visitors. 30 min and 1 hour tours. Also a gift shop. Street parking available.

[Clark W, 10/27/2020]

Cheese cap.

The Original Cheesehead Factory

The Original Cheesehead Factory has a store and factory tours. The very first Cheesehead hat is on display. For an extra charge you can make your own foam Cheesehead hat (or other novelty foam item). Also: cheese puns. Tours need to be booked in advance.

[Nola Risse-Connolly, 02/14/2020]

The factory's cheese necktie and bacon bandana are alluringly stylish.

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