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Take a working vacation: Try cheesemaking

Photo: Green Bay Press-Gazette

Photo: Green Bay Press-Gazette

“Two batches of cheese per day, twice a week: That is Brenda Jensen’s work routine during this time of year, on a remote farm in southwest Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. The cheeses have earned her at least 50 awards, and that includes six ribbons from this month’s American Cheese Society competition.

Wisconsin is home to hundreds of cheesemakers, but Brenda’s Hidden Springs Creamery adds something unique: Overnight guests may help with the farm work. What they do depends upon their interests and the time of year.

Connected to the farmhouse are roomy, private bed and breakfast accommodations for a couple or a single traveler. It is not a good match for people in search of a thrill a minute: The farm is in Vernon County, population 29,000. The closest town is Westby, population 2,200 and seven miles away…”

via Take a working vacation: Try cheesemaking | Green Bay Press Gazette | greenbaypressgazette.com.

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