The Wisconsin State Fair this year runs from August 1 – August 11 and one of the main attractions at the fair every year is the outstanding quality food products which Wisconsin has to offer. Given we are known nationally for our gourmet food, it is no wonder the State Fair has a number of pavilions dedicated to serving up these delectable tasty treats. One such tasty treat is the Cream Puff. If you have never had one, it is a must stop for anyone attending the fair. They truly win a Blue Ribbon attraction. The cream puffs have their own air conditioned pavilion. There is always a line for the cream puffs, and you can expect anywhere from 25 to over 100 people - but no matter, the line moves fast and while you are standing in line you can watch, through the display windows, the cream puff chefs making these exquisite creations. The chefs are fun to watch, and they often wave to the public and jester to let us know how much they appreciate our interest. If you get tired of watching the chefs, then turn your eyes on the people eating the cream puffs. There are tables to stand at right there in the pavilion where people can dive in and start eating immediately without having to go outside.
And, if you take a look at the picture of the cream puff, you will understand how fun it might be to watch people try to take a bite out of the cream puff without trajectoring the scrumptious cream center onto the table or person standing next to them. And not to mention the powdered sugar that gets all over a person’s face and clothing when trying to eat one of the monstrous pastries - what fun!!! Now the more experienced cream puff eaters (I happen to be one of them) separate the top from the bottom and, as they are separating them, they make sure there is plenty of cream on both sides. Then one can take a bite without getting too much cream or powdered sugar on their smilling faces. Yes, they are all smiling because they taste sooo……. Good!.
Although the cream puff is the main food attraction, there is also a huge Wisconsin Food Pavilion dedicated to all the other gourmet food products Wisconsin is known for. You will find bratwurst, sausage, meats, cranberries, maple syrup, cheese, ice cream, cherries, honey and much more. And, while you are in the Wisconsin Food Pavilion, don’t miss out on the Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – they are a tasty treat with Read Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese. By the way, if you miss out on the Fair this year, many of these gourmet food products can be found at Wisconsinmade.com all year round.