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Door County is home to a variety of specialty food stores that can meet your shopping needs, all while helping support the community and local food producers. From s’mores ingredients to picnic supplies, and from fine wines to award-winning local cheese, you’ll find everything you’re looking for!
Not only are the majority of grocery stores small, family-owned businesses, many of the products they sell have been locally produced. They make for great meals and snacks for your vacation but can make even greater gifts for friends and family around the country.
These Door County products are a must for getting a taste for local flavor and can be found in one of the many independent grocery stores in the county.
5 DOOR COUNTY PRODUCTS TO TRY
This one is a no brainer. There are a few local cheesemakers that have a large (and tasty) award-winning variety of cheeses. Check out some cheese pairing tips here to impress your family and friends.
You’ll want to try some fresh cheese curds – the fresher the squeakier, and the squeakier the better.
Local growers use the cherry crop to create cherry salsa, a staple of many farm markets and grocery stores in the county.
Sweeter than traditional salsas, cherry salsa is the perfect starter for any party or gathering and pairs well with a mild cheese. Most makers will sell their cherry salsa in a mild, medium, and hot variety.
Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries
Door County is home to a growing list of wineries, distilleries, breweries, and cider makers. These are all highlighted in markets and grocery stores throughout the area.
While Door County is not widely known for its honey, the number of beekeepers has grown in recent years, making it easier to enjoy the sweet local flavor. You should be able to find at least one variety of local honey at any local store or market.
A classic. You need to pick up a bag of dried cherries. Typically they come in sweetened and unsweetened varieties, and those with a sweet tooth will love them covered in chocolate.
They’re great in trail mix, or as an addition to a Door County foodie gift box. Not only are they a great snacking item, they also work well in many recipes and pair perfectly with a wide variety of cheeses.
Check out more unique Door County dishes here>>
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