DescriptionMonroe and its environs are known as the Swiss cheese capital of the United States. Many inhabitants are of Swiss descent, and old customs prevail at certain festivals. Some of the shops on the business square that surrounds the red brick courthouse have ornate Swiss-style facades. Of note is the First Methodist Church, 11th Street and 14th Avenue, designed by Milwaukee architect E. Townsend Mix in 1869. The architecturally interesting 1891 Romanesque Green County courthouse is at 1610 16th Ave.
The Roth Kase Cheese Factory/Alp and Dell Cheese Factory Store, north on SR 69 to 657 2nd St., offers two viewing halls where visitors can watch the cheesemaking process Monday through Saturday; phone (608) 328-3355. The Minhas Craft Brewery, 1208 14th Ave., offers guided tours and beer and soda tastings daily for a fee; phone (608) 325-3191 or (800) 233-7205 for schedule.
Visitor InfoMonroe Chamber of Commerce and Industry 1505 9th St. MONROE, WI 53566. Phone:(608)325-7648
Things to SeeNational Historic Cheesemaking Center