WE ARE OPEN!

While complying with Dane County’s most recent public health order, we remain responsibly open at only 50% capacity and strict enforcement of wearing face masks. Additionally, with the guidance of the “Badger Bounce Back” principles enacted in June, the Mustard Museum gift shop and museum operating hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday – 10am – 4pm
  • Friday-Saturday – 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday – 11am – 4pm

Many small businesses need big help this year. And this small business appreciates your continued business to meet all your needs for mustard and gourmet goodies. We assure you that we are doing all the right things to keep our customers and our staff safe.

  • Staff will not work if they are sick;
  • Staff will always wear a mask while working;
  • We may limit the number of visitors in the shop and the museum to allow for proper social distancing;
  • We have instituted rigorous policies and procedures to provide a clean and sanitized environment.

CURBSIDE PICKUP remains an option.
Order online or call us (608-831-2222) to place a curbside order Mon – Sat 10 am to 4 pm. If ordering curbside online, choose “Curbside” in the shipping options dropdown menu (a little more info is here).

IF YOU PREFER PRIVATE SHOPPING…
Please call us and we’ll be happy to work with you to setup an appointment outside of current operating hours (608-831-2222).

Please remember, the webstore is always open for your orders.

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Take Two Tablespoons…


…and Call Me in the Morning.

Here is the latest addition to our Mustard & Medicine exhibit, a tin of powdered mustard from the E.R. Squibb & Sons of New York, “Manufacturing Chemists to the Medical Profession Since 1858.”

What happened to Squibb? It’s still around, having merged with the pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Meyers in 1989; the company’s official name is “Bristol Meyers Squibb.”

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New at the Gift Shop

We are excited to welcome four new Italian-style yummies here at the Mustard Museum Gourmet Gift Shop:

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‘Weird’? We Resemble that Characterization.

So, on Buzzfeed they have a list of “The Weirdest Tourist Attraction In Every State In America”. While some may be offended and resent or reject that sort of thing, we don’t. We know a museum dedicated to a condiment is “weird” to some. But, while we take our museum and gift shop very seriously, we don’t necessarily take ourselves too seriously. And that’s a good thing! Keeps things light and fun. : )

We’re happy to bring you mustards
from around the world and a thorough massive of mustard memorabilia and history that other museums documenting other topics could only dream of (in fact, you can get a “taste” of it all in our new book, The Art of Mustard). We’re honored to be included as Wisconsin’s representative on this state-by-state list. Thank you Buzzfeed.com!

From Leila’ Hair Museum in Independence, MO, to the Clown Motel in Tonopah, NV, there’s something for everyone. Wouldn’t hitting every spot on this list make an outstanding road trip?! What a way to see the country and learn about things you never knew, like the Pumpkin Chuckin’ at Varick Winery in Romulus, NY.

About the Mustard Museum, Buzzfeed says, “The best part of this condiment museum is the gift shop (of course), where you can try and buy hundreds of different types of mustard. Ketchup lovers, better luck next time.”

The Ultimate Mustard Tasting Bar is without question a highlight of any trip to the Mustard Museum. We will see you soon… and you can see the entire list by visiting Buzzfeed.com.

In the meantime, order up some mustard and enjoy the tastier side of life!

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A Culinary Stimulus Package

America needs a boost. As far as we know, mustard does not cure COVID-19. But mustard is sure makes living through the pandemic a lot tastier. If you are suffering through boring breakfasts, lackluster lunches, dull and dreary dinners, and otherwise monotonous meals, perk them up with a zippy mustard. Here are a four fierce and fiery mustards that will wake up your taste buds:

HBT103 – Haus Barhyte Spicy Red Jalapeno Mustard
BMG100 – Baumgartner’s Horseradish Mustard
ING113 – Inglehoffer Ghost pepper Mustard
DMF100 – Dillman Farm Smoky Chipotle Mustard

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Relive Mustard Day!

Bring some much needed golden sunshine to your 2020 with some National Mustard Day gift packs and our commemorative t-shirt while supplies last.

With the ongoing public health concerns, things are difficult for everyone, no question. And our theme for this year’s Mustard Day — which took place via Facebook Live on Saturday, 8/1 — takes on a hopeful tone with “What the World Needs Now is Mustard, Sweet Mustard.” We could all use a little fun and hope and that’s exactly what our first virtual National Mustard Day aimed to deliver. You can learn more about the Big Yellow Day here.

Bring home the spirit of Mustard Day with some of the unique mustard packs and merchandise!

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Museum Hosts 1st Virtual Mustard Day

A historic first was established Saturday as the National Mustard Museum hosted its annual “National Mustard Day” celebration on Facebook Live.

Mustard Day organizers put together a virtual live stream event attended by hundreds and featuring guests from around the world in response to the ongoing public health crisis that is limiting public gatherings. The event was a combination of live updates from the Museum with prerecorded messages from mustard dignitaries, cooking demos, a guided tour of the museum, as well as chances for viewers to win mustard-related prizes.

The first-ever virtual Mustard Day was unequivocally a success. Thank you mustard lovers for your unwavering support!

Click below to see a summary of the day from WKOW in Madison.

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Don’t Have a Facebook Account for NMD?

If you want to see the Facebook Live virtual event for Mustard Day 2020 but you do not have a Facebook account, that’s okay. We’ve added a page to our website where the live event post is embedded… just click below to see the Facebook Live post!

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The Big Yellow Day is Saturday!

Join us for our Facebook Live National Mustard Day event on Saturday, August 1, beginning at 10:30am Central.

In keeping with our annual celebration of the King of Condiments on the first Saturday in August, we’ll be presenting our first “international” version of the event. Due to the ongoing public health crisis we will not be hosting our traditional street festival at the Museum on the corner of Hubbard and Parmenter in Middleton, Wisconsin. Instead, that will be the hub for an online live stream event through Facebook Live.

The online event will start at 10:30am Central time and will feature cooking demos, music, sing-alongs, museum tours, contests & prizes, and video greetings from mustard lovers around the world.

You’ll also have an opportunity to win great mustardy prizes, including a year’s supply of mustard! Just post your mustardy photos to our Mustard Day Facebook posts or on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #MustardDay2020 on Facebook or Instagram.

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Mustard Day on Food Nation Radio

Listen as Food Nation Network’s Elizabeth Dougherty takes you to the National Mustard Museum on her podcast “Destination Unknown”. This nationally-syndicated food/travel program takes listeners to “strange, odd, quirky places of interest.”

Well, we happily resemble that description. And, we’re grateful Elizabeth devoted an episode to the National Mustard Museum and shared the joy of mustard with her listeners. Thanks Elizabeth! We’d love for her to do another show from right here in Middleton.

Click below to listen to Destination Unknown on Food Nation Radio.

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