Saturday, September 14, 2013

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum, Ingersoll, ON

My dear hubby and I recently visited the Ingersoll Cheese Museum in Ingersoll, ON.  This was our first visit.  It is easy to find.  Admission is by donation.  They do not have debit.

We started in the main building.  The first display is carvings by world renowned woodcarver, Wilson Johnston.  If you aren't interested in cheese you should still visit just to see the huge pioneer scene "Pathway of the Giants".  It is 21 feet long, 4 feet deep and 5 feet high.  You are not allowed to photograph it so you will just have to go see it.

This little museum had a good number of interesting historical displays.

We visited the replica 19th century cheese and butter making factory.  The tour began with a 20 minute video.  Usually I am not impressed with videos and skip them.  I'm glad I did not skip this one.  I learned a lot about cheesemaking including what rennet is.  You don't really want to know what rennet is . . . ewwwwww!!

Hal had a great time playing with all the tools in the blacksmith shop.  I'm sure he wasn't supposed to play with the tools but anyone who knows him also knows he can't resist.

The Ingersoll Cheese Museum is located at 290 Harris Street in Ingersoll, ON

For more information contact them at 519-485-5510, or

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