18 September 2011

Weekend recap: The cheese tent is in the back

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Chicago, Food, sports

I’m not kidding, someone said that to me. And it was one of the sexiest off-beat comments I’ve heard lately.

Yes, an entire tent dedicated to CHEESE.

On Saturday, my Wisconsin Badgers were playing Northern Illinois University at Soldier Field and I was fortunate enough to get tickets to the game and a Badger pre-game tailgate.

The tailgate had beer, brats, sandwiches, cookies, chips and cheese. But, given that I’m from a cheese-fanatic state, a local cheese company had an entire tent dedicated to cheese, separate from the other food and beverage tents.

The minute the woman at check-in told us about it, I was off like a shot. I may be muttered, “I want to go to there,” and then quickly started scanning the crowd, full of red-dressed Badger fans.

Of course, the cheese tent was a little hidden (no doubt to control the crowds) but when I saw it, I had to photograph the awesome-ness of this moment.

If you couldn’t tell, I love cheese. LOVE IT. I’ve been known to demolish a cheese plate at a party with only carnage left behind. It happens.

Here are some photos of this mecca:

Cheese tent, I want to go to there

No surprise, Cheddar was the most popular

And of course, the best way to tailgate is a plate of cheese and a beer, clearly, I took advantage of both.

I love the Midwest

How was your weekend?


  1. I would really love to do a Wisconsin tailgate.

  2. katelin says:

    seriously. that sounds like heaven. absolutely cheese heaven.

  3. a tent just of cheese = heaven!

    i don’t know why i haven’t made it to wisconsin yet. i would love it!

  4. any weekend involving ample amounts of cheese and beer is a good, good weekend.

  5. Grace says:

    Cheese tent! That is awesome. I need more things like this in my life.

  6. Mega says:

    “beer, brats, sandwiches, cookies, chips and cheese”

    If ever get married this will be the menu at the reception.

  7. On Tuesday, I’m being tested for lactose intolerance. You can only imagine what I’m praying the results look like.