It’s tough to believe that it’s already been 10 years since Clock Shadow Creamery opened its doors at 138 Bruce St., making history as Milwaukee’s first (and only) urban creamery.
To celebrate the cheese-filled occasion, the Creamery is pulling out all the stops and throwing Squeak Fest, a cheese-o-riffic block-party-style celebration to commemorate 10 amazing years of Milwaukee cheesemaking plus all of the local connections which have made Clock Shadow a success.
Squeak Fest will take place on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with festivities right on South Second Street between Bruce and Virginia Streets.
Guests can also take part in cheese curd tastings, yard games and street dancing, thanks to music provided by DJ 4000. Clock Shadow's neighbors at Indeed Brewing will be pouring beer for the masses. And there will be celebratory giveaways throughout the event, including the chance to win a 2-hour Pedal Tavern Tour.
And yes, there will be cheese.
Vendors will include major Clock Shadow Creamery supporters like Lakefront Brewery, who fries up roughly $25K pounds of Clock Shadow cheese curds to serve at the brewery on an annual basis. They will be onsite with their famous Curd Wagon slinging an all-curd menu, including the amazing foot-long cheese curds they debuted at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Additional food vendors, each of which will be incorporating a Clock Shadow Creamery product into their menus, will include:
- Troublemakers Cocina
- Ian’s Pizza (they’ll have cheese curd pizza onsite)
- Purple Door Ice Cream (serving up quark ice cream)
- Pete’s Pops
- Pop’s Kettle Corn
- SA Braai
Additional vendors will include:
- Core El Centro
- Bayside Plant Truck
- Skilo’s: A Family Pet Store
- Glassnote Candle Bar
- Pedal Tavern
- Milwaukee Paws Pet Care
Indeed Brewing Co. will also be hosting a maker’s market on that day, so you can purchase goods from a variety of local makers and then head into the tasting room to catch the Packers game at 3:15 p.m.
Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
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