Door County Recipe Book
Sweet Treats & Comfort
Bake up a storm of Door County-inspired desserts! Bake Sale recipes are designed to evoke the sensory experiences of a trip to Door County: shopping at farmers markets, taking in the beauty of the cherry blossoms, plucking autumnal fruits from orchard trees, indulging in brunch, or sampling the wares at local bakeries.
Few culinary delights capture the sights, scents, and tastes of Door County quite like the region’s iconic cherries. From the excitement bred from the early-spring budding and blossoming to the mid-summer profusion of cherries in local farmers markets, Door County is unmatched in its passion for the sweet, tart fruit.
Keeping it Lean & Green
In Door County, we take our fruits and veggies seriously, and we’ll take them in any form. Sometimes produce will anchor a meal and sometimes it's used for a show-stopping appetizer. Whether savory, earthy, sweet, or tart, these vegetable-based and fruit-topped recipes show off the best our farmers markets and local grocers have to offer.
Embrace the Lakes
Visitors travel from far and wide to experience the iconic Door County fish boil in all its fiery, fishy glory. But the love of lake-caught fish doesn’t end there. Dishes made with whitefish, walleye, trout, salmon, and bass are common sights on local dinner tables and restaurant menus. This collection of elegant fish-based recipes is inspired not only by the abundance of seafood and lakefish on local plates, but the plentiful lakes, bays, and waterways that sustain Door County in so many ways.
Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese
Love it or just really like it, Wisconsin is best known for its devotion to meat and cheese, and Door County’s wealth of shops and restaurants peddling steaks, burgers, cured meats, and cheese-topped everything only reinforce this. Whether you’ve got fresh beef ribs begging to be paired with cherry wine or soft, herbed cheese calling to be dressed up for a party, these recipes can help you craft the perfect appetizer or entrée.
Life is a Buffet
True to the region’s European and Scandinavian roots, we’ve assembled a smörgåsbord of mix-and-match appetizers, soups, salads, snacks, and sides that can add a Door County-style flourish to special occasions and everyday meals. No matter the occasion or night of the week, you’re sure to find a satisfying recipe that transports you back to the peninsula.