Cherries From Door County Wisconsin

Featured Article,Food and Travel,Ingredient,Recipes,Regional Food
January 16, 2012

Life really is a bowlful of cherries in Door County Wisconsin—especially if you know what bowls to look in.

Cherry Sundae
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

You may not have visited Door County, Wisconsin, but if you've eaten an American-grown cherry recently, there's a good chance it came from there. The farmers there produce roughly 12 million pounds of cherries a year and Wisconsin ranks fourth in the nation's cherry-producing states, all of which are grown in Door County. If you can't make it there in person, try ordering straight from the source.

Door County Cherry Sources

Check out these mail-order sources for everything from wine to preserves to dried and fresh cherries by the pound or crate.

Cherry Sauce

Fresh Cherry Sauce

Pitted whole cherries, floating in a brilliantly colored sauce, make a terrific topping for ice cream, sorbet or cheesecake.


Arugula Salad with Walnuts, Dried Cherries and Feta

This salad is the ultimate in flavor contrast—peppery arugula, crunchy walnuts, tart cherries and creamy feta cheese.

Chicken with Dried Cherries and Port

Pan-Seared Chicken with Dried Cherries and Port

If you can’t find skin-on, boneless breasts, purchase bone-in ones—it takes only a minute to trim them yourself.


Dried Cherry Scones

Door County, Wis., dried cherries stud these flaky scones.


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