A Little Time and a Keyboard: National Mustard Museum and a Mustard Tasting Bonanza!

National Mustard Museum and a Mustard Tasting Bonanza!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The National Mustard Museum Middleton, Wisconsin

National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin is must visit destination for mustard aficionados, foodies and admirers of unique adventures.  The museum is home to the world's largest collection of mustard memorabilia and not only invites visitors to taste dozens of mustards but has an incredible number of mustards from every state and many countries on display:

We had fun picking out a few states during our adventure. I first looked for New Jersey where I grew up. Yup, I recognize these mustards:

Collection of New Jersey mustards at the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin

We also looked for our home state of Illinois:

Collection of Illinois mustards at the National Mustard Museum

Of course, we looked for Wisconsin:

Huge collection of Wisconsin mustards at the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin

Whoa! That's a lot of mustard!

We enjoyed looking at international mustards and were happy to see Iceland's. What a happy memory of eating a hot dog in downtown Reykjavik!

Icelandic mustard in the National Mustard Museum's collection

I had totally forgotten about mustard being served from mustard pots! The National Mustard Museum houses quite a collection of antique mustard pots. They are truly beautiful!

If you have been reading awhile, you will know that I LOVE tins. I was THRILLED to find antique mustard tins.

National Mustard Museum was featured on Jeopardy! which itself is a fun piece of trivia! Here is the clue:

I was particularly fascinated by the section on using mustard for medicinal purposes. I mean mustard baths! I had no idea! Apparently, mustard treatments were good for sleep, colds, easing aches and more.

Of course, visitors cannot wait to explore the Mustard Tasting Bar! National Mustard Museum has hundreds of mustards to sample from all over the country and the world. The museum sells more mustards than anywhere else in the world and you can sample them all. There are some truly inventive flavors like dill pickle mustard. Truly and adventure and you will inevitably take a treasure or two home! Here I am exploring the mustards available for tasting:

National Mustard Museum is the creation of Barry Levenson who was once the Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wisconsin. Really another cool piece of museum history! He opened The National Mustard Museum in 1992 and ever since has been adding a little more fun into the world! A visit to National Mustard Museum is highly recommended for a little frivolity and a mustard tasting adventure. Plus, did I mention that it is free?

A special thank you to Bill On The Road who inspired my visit! Be sure to check out his Facebook page for more adventures!

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

The National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin

1 comment

  1. How interesting! I LOVE mustard, and also mustard tins. It reminds me a little of bistros in France where they always have a pot of dijon on the table.