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Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison


Madison Magazine holds a competition every year where the community gets to vote on the best places of Madison. This year, Babcock has been nominated for Best Ice Cream in Madison 2019! We’re up against five other ice cream/custard/gelato places, show your love for Babcock ice cream by voting for us here!

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Babcock Dairy Store is now on the popular food delivery site, EatStreet. Order your favorite breakfast and lunch deli options and have them delivered right to your doorstep! Click here to order.

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Award-winning Gouda cheese


Our wonderful master cheesemaker, Gary Grossen, produced an award-winning cheese for the Wisconsin State Fair cheese contest! Our Gouda took 1st place in the semi-soft cheese category and our Fontina took 5th place in the same category. Both cheeses received scores of over a 99 out of 100!

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MGE’s peregrine falcons 2018

On June 12th, 2018, Babcock was honored to attend the banding ceremony of the four newest peregrine falcons to hatch from MGE’s nesting box. The box was installed in 1999, but remained untouched until 2009. Since then, the box has been nested in every year, producing a current total of 39 chicks. The chicks are tagged a few weeks after hatching, so they can be tracked after they depart. One Wisconsin falcon has been tracked as far as Venezuela. Having hatched in late May, this batch of chicks were banded this day and named after famous Babcock flavors — Crazylegs, Neutrino (after Blue Neutrino), Berry (after Berry Alvarez) and, of course, Babcock. Keep an eye on our flying friends with MGE’s live falcon cam.

Click here to view the live falcon cam