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Plymouth’s New Years’ Eve “Cheese Drop”

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Plymouth’s New Years’ Eve “Cheese Drop”
December 31, 2019 8:30 pm
January 1, 2020 1:00 am
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Plymouth Arts Center
December 23, 2015
Plymouth Arts Center
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520 E. Mill Street, Plymouth, WI, 53073, United States
New Year's 2017 Cheese Drop

The Plymouth Arts Center, touting Plymouth as the “Cheese Capital of the World,” is doing its 12th annual Big Cheese Drop and New Year’s Eve party again this year, dropping (not cutting) the Cheese at 10pm instead of midnight to make it a family event! The Sartori Company is donating free cheese gift bags to the first 250 families in attendance so you’ll already be off to a delicious start.

Enjoy live music from Bella Musik & the Honeygoats, plus free hot cocoa at the bonfire that lights up around 8:30 pm in the Plymouth Arts Center Plaza. At 10 pm, witness the Sartori Big Cheese Drop as they lower a large wedge of cheese from a crane. The music then continues in the building until 2020, with a free champagne toast at midnight and a free Cheese appetizer table donated by the Sartori Company. Feel free to bring your noisemakers, hats and good cheer! Visitors are welcome to bring an appetizer or dessert to share, and a cash bar will be available.

This should make national news (again), since it’s been on the list for the top 10 things to do on New Year’s Eve for many years. All the details are on the Plymouth Arts Center website. While in downtown Plymouth, admire all the cool murals and decor along the historic downtown blocks, filled with great shops, restaurants, bars, and more.

Why is Plymouth the “Cheese Capital”? Well, it’s rooted in the fact that the price of cheese in the United States was designated at the Wisconsin Cheese Exchange in downtown Plymouth, beginning in 1918. The Cheese Exchange pricing and standards were the platform for cheese pricing until 1956. During these decades Plymouth became known as “Cheeseville” because of the cheese storage facilities, the processing of cheese and shipping of product throughout the country. Today, over 15% of the cheese consumed in the U.S. goes through the city.

Follow Highways 23, 57, or 67 to get to Plymouth and check out this unique way to ring in 2019. Check out a brief video clip of last year’s party below!

Address for the Big Cheese Drop in Plymouth for New Year’s Eve:

Plymouth Arts Center
520 E. Mill Street
Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 892-8409


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