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8 unique Wisconsin cheeseburgers to try
Hamburger toppings are important when one is attempting to build the perfect burger. Some of the most popular burger fixings include ketchup, mustard and of course, cheese. And yeah, cheese opens up a whole new world of burger combo possibilities. From cheddar to American to provolone and pepper jack, cheese adds a whole new layer of flavor to an already outstanding burger. We taste-tested eight unique Wisconsin cheeseburgers that you’ll want to add to your bucket list!
1. The Breakfast Burger – Burger Fusion Company, La Crosse
Loaded with fresh ground beef, ground sausage and ground bacon fused together into a scrumptious patty and topped with cheddar cheese, fried egg, Black Forest Ham, hash browns and peanut butter on a white potato bun! You won’t be skipping breakfast or lunch if you nosh on this burger!
2. The Black & Blue Burger – The Cannery Market, Green Bay
A fresh hand-patted ground chuck, brisket and short rib blend, Wisconsin Black River blue cheese, pecan-smoked bacon, portabella mushrooms, A-1 aioli served on a homemade brioche bun! You’ll be in true-blue-heaven with this burger!
3. Burger Wars – Cow & Quince, New Glarus
Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced burger from Prem Farm, served on a Madison Sour Dough brioche bun, and topped with local cheese from nearby Emmi Roth or Edelweiss Cheese. The burgers change monthly to highlight seasonal ingredients. Savor the friendly competition between the Cow & Quince chefs and servers whose burgers are on the menu.
4. The Elk Club Burger – Sconni’s Ale House & Eatery, Schofield
A thick elk burger, piled with Nolechek’s hickory smoked bacon, tomato, Wisconsin Marieke’s smoked Gouda and tangy horseradish sauce on Sciortino’s brioche bun. Get a little wild with this classic take on a big game burger!
5. Drunken Mushroom Burger – Willie Ty’s Eatery, Sun Prairie
This handmade burger is chock full of Wisconsin Swiss cheese and red wine braised mushrooms, then topped with Wisconsin Swiss and more mushrooms for a juicy bite full of deliciousness.
6. Cheesehead Burger – Crafty Cow, Oconomowoc
Can you handle this colossus? Take five Wisconsin cheeses, stuff them inside a ½ pound burger, top it with bacon, fried cheese curds and a hearty beer cheese sauce. If you love cheese, this is your burger! Go and get one STAT!
7. Campfire Stack – Stack’d Burger Bar, Milwaukee
Made with a fresh grass-fed beef, this burger is then topped with jalapeno bacon, Belgioioso blue cheese, haystack onions, and chipotle mayo. This is a burger that will give your taste buds a bit of heat, and a whole lot of yum!
8. Fire Breather Burger – Common Man Brewing, Ellsworth
This burger will melt your ears off! Ghost pepper cheese from nearby Ellsworth Creamery, bacon, jalapenos, pickled peppers, red bell pepper coulis sauce, and pickled onions. Be ready to call the fire department!
What’s the most unique cheeseburger you’ve ever tried? Share with us on social media using #discoverwisconsin!
Amy Wallace is a member of the Discover Wisconsin crew. Watch Discover Wisconsin on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin.