Our Story In 1914, the concept of Cheese Days originated from the notion that if some little town in Illinois could have a festival commemorating sauerkraut, then a celebration based on cheese would be an even better idea. A group of local businessmen planned the festivities in just nineteen days, driving a roadster through the city of Monroe to publicize the event. A hand-lettered sign attached to the vehicle proclaimed “FIRST CHEESE DAY COMMITTEE 1914 – WE STARTED SOMETHING!” And did they ever. Today we invite you to take part in Cheese Days 2018 – where Old World tradition has generated an out-of-this-world celebration.
An epic three-day celebration! Accordions, Deep Fried Cheese Curds, Polka Dancing, Cow Milking Contest, Dairy Farm Tours, Antique Tractors, Swiss Heritage, Barn Quilt Tours, Brewery Tours, Vendor Market, Kids' Street, Old Time Cheesemaking, Brown Swiss Cows, Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Family Farm Adventure Tent, Cream Puffs, Alphorns, Yodeling, Limburger Sliders, The Swiss Colony Cheese Days Parade, Distillery Tours, Cheesecake on a Stick, Arts and Crafts, Cheese Tent, Swiss Singers