When it comes to culinary experiences, Sheboygan and the surrounding areas offer a multitude of options. Begin the day at Relish Kitchen Store, a unique cook’s store in the heart of downtown, offering everything for the home chef. Not only is this a great shopping destination, the cooking classes and events are fun, hands-on experiences ranging from basic knife skills to Thanksgiving dinner and everything in between. Relish is the only retailer authorized to sell Sheboygan-manufactured, Vollrath commercial-quality kitchen products, to the public. Retail therapy at its finest! For lunch, walk next door to the Black Pig for casual food with a twist. Not only is the food appealing, the building itself is a gem. 3 Sheeps Brewing Company was inspired by family brewing history that dates back to the 1920s. Take a behind-the-scenes tour in their brand new production brewery where equal parts, heart and science, comes in to play. Get an in-depth breakdown of the brewing process, a couple of sample pours, a 3 Sheeps glass to take home and a ticket for an additional beer. This afternoon, take time for some shopping along the riverfront before an informative tour and tasting at Olivada, Sheboygan’s only hand bottler of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. With over 45+ flavors to choose from, you’ll be sure to find a favorite. Check in to a local hotel to freshen up before tonight’s adventure. The Lakeshore Culinary Institute partners with the local technical college for their culinary arts program. This state-of-the-art culinary kitchen offers students hands-on experience, while you dine on a three-course dinner at Bistro 712.
Start your day off with a farm-fresh breakfast at Field to Fork or Harvest Café. Wisconsin is known for its cheese, and small, independent cheese factories once dotted the countryside. Today, we’ll stop at Saxon Creamery for an informative talk and plenty of samples of this tasty artisan cheese. See and taste firsthand why these small hands-on cheese factories continue to thrive today. Lake Orchard Farm Retreat sits on the edge of Lake Michigan and offers scenic vistas unlike any other. This six-generation family farm recently expanded their business to include Lake Orchard Farm Aquaponics, showcasing their environmentally-sustainable agriculture by harvesting fresh vegetables and fish. The educational tour through their facility ends in the event barn where you can feast on fish tacos for lunch. It doesn’t get any fresher than that! Feast your eyes on the beauty inside the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. This museum allows you to explore world-class art, find one-of-a-kind gifts and immerse yourself in the beauty in and around the museum. Be sure to stop in and see the bathrooms – true works of art themselves featuring Kohler fixtures, a destination on and of itself. A late afternoon treat awaits you at the Victorian Chocolate Shoppe. See the love that goes into each of these hand-dipped chocolates, as well as a wide variety of the candies. A variety of options are available for ethnic dinners and entertainment or take in the local scene on your own.
Begin your morning at the Kohler Design Center. This three story interactive design center showcases products for all your home needs, as well as the history of Kohler. Be sure to spend some time browsing The Shops of Woodlake nestled at the lake’s edge. The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery features California style wines nestled on seven beautifully landscaped acres. Sample a few wines and soak in the beautiful vistas of the countryside. Visit Holidays Pub & Grille, a sports themed restaurant serving quality, upscale food for a farewell lunch. Be sure to stop at Miesfeld’s Meat Market, featuring the brats that made Sheboygan famous. Browse the market with over 400 meat items, brats, cheeses, breads, wines and so much more. Don’t forget to bring home those unique Sheboygan delicacies. Depart for home after touring the culinary delights of Sheboygan. Additional Tour Options: –Fresh Meals on Wheels Tour –8th Street Ale Haus -Vollrath University -Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center (opening summer 2018)