After driving through some quiet and hilly side roads, we drive down the driveway past a farm and an imposing red barn flanked by a small house, hand painted “Farm Store” above its baby blue door. The cows graze lazily in the pasture; chickens feed freely in the sun. We park, pull up a blanket, and make our way to the voices, banjo picking and aroma of hot, crispy food baked in an oak-fueled farmhouse oven.
W2716 Friemoth Road, East Troy
Pizza at the farm: From Saturday to October, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Laughing kids in rubber boots chase the farm dog, and people camp at tables and on the grass to dig into their warm, chewy pizza, covered with mozzarella made from the farm’s cow’s milk. . The Chaz Self farm co-owner, surrounded by pizza assistants of all ages, greets us with a big smile and pauses to talk about the toppings. The 12 inch pies handwritten menu board lists’ classics’ such as Cheesin ‘, Boris (with farm pork sausage), Grazer (all vegetarian) and Mushroom / Onion Pork in the Woods, $ 20 each. The Selfs also offer specials, such as BBQ chicken ($ 24 each).
After ordering our pie – half Grazer, half Pork in the Woods – we grab a number, drinks (Wisco craft beer, soda, juice and water, for sale) and relax at a picnic table, enjoying of the bucolic setting. Fifteen minutes later, we devour slices of lightly charred and mellow delicacies. This is how to savor a carefree Saturday.
Travel by car!
Three more pizza farms in Wisconsin
Central WI / Athens
Fridays and Saturdays until November 3, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
West WI / Cochrane
Fridays and Saturdays until September, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“Pastureland Pizza” appears in the September 2018 problem of Milwaukee Magazine.
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