DID YOU KNOW?

Seven Acre Dairy Company is a lovingly-restored dairy factory (dating back to 1888), made possible by a small group of families passionate about supporting local farmers, enjoying good food, and preserving a bit of the past for future generations to enjoy

THE HISTORY
In 1888, a group of local dairy farmers built their community a cheese factory on the banks of the Sugar River in Paoli, Wisconsin. For nearly a century, the factory thrived, making award-winning Swiss cheese and sweet cream butter celebrated throughout Wisconsin. However, the consolidation of the dairy industry was too swift for the little factory to keep pace, and, in 1980, the factory closed its doors for good.

Over the years, the factory became many things, including an art gallery and a cafe. In 2021, a group of local families purchased the factory to preserve this amazing piece of Wisconsin heritage. If you’d like to get involved, we invite you to learn more about our Sustainers’ Circle.

THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the factory has been restored and reborn as the Seven Acre Dairy Company, a one-of-a-kind destination for a new generation of Wisconsin dairy lovers, where people gather to connect and celebrate in a place steeped in history and natural beauty.

TODAY
Seven Acre features a restaurant and bar; a casual café; a boutique hotel; event and meeting space for parties and gatherings from 8 to 200; a micro-dairy plant producing our own butter and soft-serve ice cream, and seven acres of restored oak savanna, manicured gardens, and private lawns, all bounded by the meandering Sugar River and local dairy farms.

SUPPORTING FARMERS & MAKING BUTTER, ONCE AGAIN
Our cheese, meats, and veggies are locally sourced whenever possible. Our butter is made right here, as it once was, decades ago. We invite you to celebrate Wisconsin’s rich (and delicious) dairy heritage and the many hardworking families—through multiple centuries—who led the way.

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