It’s What the World Needs.

National Mustard Day is going live stream, virtual and InterNational! Necessity is the mother of invention, and that means with pandemic concerns still affecting our public interaction, we’ve moved our annual golden celebratory street festival to a modified virtual event.

So if you’re in Mukwanago, Wisconsin (only 61 miles away) or Mumbai, India (7,992 miles), you can join the virtual crowd of mustard lovers gathering to pay tribute to the King of Condiments.

We’ll have more specifics soon, but look for Facebook Live featuring special messages, sing-alongs, cooking demos and more. Stock up on your favorite mustards, fire up the grill, grab your favorite summertime beverages and make this Mustard Day a great memory to look back on in a challenging 2020.

You can also don your official Mustard Day t-shirt. Order today with your mustards and we’ll ship them all to you beginning July 20. Maybe pass the time between now and then with a copy of the Curator’s new book, The Art of Mustard? Better days are coming, and Saturday, August 1 will be one of them. Promise.

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‘The Art of Mustard’

It’s here! The definitive literary record of mustard & mustard memorabilia is now available as a 128-page paperback book.

Art and mustard are words that are not often used together. But this whimsical exploration of mustard and art will take you on a golden adventure. Inspired by and full of artifacts from the National Mustard Museum, author and curator Barry Levenson brings this crazy concept to life with depth and knowledge only he can deliver.

The result is a surprising page-turner that will captivate you and transform you into an aficionado of mustard and mustard memorabilia. From the museum’s permanent collection comes this select group of antique mustard tins, boxes, pots, jars, and other significant pieces of mustard history.

Yes, as you know, there really is a mustard museum.
With The Art of Mustard you can experience the artful joys of mustard in ways you never knew possible.

Get your copy today!

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Stop in to shop, or grab it curbside

We’re BACK!

And we’d love to see you here at the Museum and shopping in the Gift Shop. In accordance with the “Badger Bounce Back”, we’re now open Monday thru Thursday from 10am-4pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 11am-4pm. Thank you so much for your support while we helped to “flatten the curve”.

But Curbside Pickup remains an option as well.

CURBSIDE PICKUP

If you don’t need to come in for shopping because you know what you want or you’ve picked it out here on our website, just give us a call to place your order and arrange for carryout with our new CURBSIDE PICKUP service. We have two service options for carryout:

  • QUICK CARRYOUT: Call us at 608-831-2222 between 10am-4pm Mon-Sat and we’ll have your order ready for pickup in minutes.
  • CONVENIENT CARRYOUT: Order online and we’ll have your order ready for pickup the next day. When placing an online order for carryout, be sure to choose “Curbside Pickup” as your shipping method during checkout. Processing a web order takes a little longer, so we’ll have your order ready the next day and you can pickup between 11am and 4pm Monday through Friday.
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WE ARE OPEN!

Under the guidance of the “Badger Bounce Back” principles, the Mustard Museum gift shop and museum are now open. As of June 23, 2020, the National Mustard Museum & Gourmet Gift Shop is open:

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

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.

Please remember, the web store is always open for your orders.

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The Winners!

Congratulations to all the medal-winning mustards from the 2020 World-Wide Mustard Competition, especially to Bornier Dijon, this year’s Grand Champion.

Please note that until we get more into inventory, there is a one-jar limit on some of these winning mustards. Below is the breakdown of mustards earning Gold-Silver-Bronze medals in each of our categories.

View all medal-winning mustards available in our store.


2020 MEDAL WINNERS

CATEGORY 1 SWEET-HOT MUSTARDS
GOLD: Inglehoffer Sweet Hot Mustard – ING127
SILVER: LissElla’s S-Special – LSE103
BRONZE: Napa Valley Hot Sweet Mustard with Honey – NVM104

CATEGORY 2 SWEET-MILD MUSTARDS
GOLD: Bone Suckin’ Mustard – BSS105
SILVER: Frost Ridge Champagne Maple Mustard – FRM100
BRONZE: Herbadashery Pine Ridge Sweet Mustard Sauce – HBY500

CATEGORY 3 HONEY MUSTARDS
GOLD: Unique Pretzel Bakery Honey Mustard – Unavailable
SILVER: French’s Honey Dijon Mustard – Unavailable
BRONZE: Tigertail Honey Mustard – Unavailable

CATEGORY 4 CLASSIC DIJON

GOLD: Bornier Dijon – BRN110
SILVER: Pommery Moutarde de Dijon – PMM155
BRONZE: Tigertail Dijon – TGT100

CATEGORY 5 COARSE GRAIN/WHOLE SEED

GOLD: Schwerter Senfmuhle Hot Honey Mustard – Unavailable
SILVER: Bornier Wholegrain – BRN115
BRONZE: Old Brooklyn Original IPA – OBK100

CATEGORY 6 CLASSIC HOT

GOLD: Colman’s Hot English – COL100 or COL109
SILVER: Woeber Mister Mustard Original – MRM100
BRONZE: Abacus Zen-Tastic – Unavailable

CATEGORY 7 PEPPER HOT – MILD TO MEDIUM HEAT

GOLD: Les Trois Petits Cochons Moutarde Basque – TPC102
SILVER: Beaver Sriracha Mustard – BVR122
BRONZE: Woeber’s Mrs. Mustard’s Spicy Honey Mustard – MRM103

CATEGORY 8 PEPPER-HOT MUSTARDS – VERY HOT
GOLD: Pommery Moutarde des Pompiers (Fireman’s Mustard) – PMM102
SILVER: LT’s Ghost Pepper Mustard – LTS110
BRONZE: Beaver Jalapeno – BVR120

CATEGORY 9 HORSERADISH/WASABI
GOLD: Inglehoffer Extra Hot Horseradish Mustard – ING100
SILVER: LissElla’s Gruv Senap – LSE108
BRONZE Beaver Wasabi Horseradish Mustard – BVR130

CATEGORY 10 HERB/VEGGIE
GOLD: Haus Barhyte Dill – HBT108
SILVER: Inglehoffer Creamy Dill – ING101
BRONZE: Terrapin Ridge Dill Pickle – TRP105

CATEGORY 11 GARLIC MUSTARD
GOLD: Terrapin Ridge Champagne Garlic Honey Mustard – TRP124
SILVER: Obester Garlic Mustard – OBS100
BRONZE: French’s Roasted garlic – Unavailable

CATEGORY 12 FRUIT
GOLD: Plochman’s Fig – PLC131
SILVER: Napa Valley Orange & Honey – NVM102
BRONZE: LissElla Svarta Vinbar (Black Currant) – LSE109

CATEGORY 13 SPIRIT
GOLD: LissElla’s Speyside Whisky – LSE101
SILVER: French’s Brown Sugar Bourbon – Unavailable
BRONZE: Kosciusko Beer – KSK101

CATEGORY 14 AMERICAN YELLOW
GOLD: French’s Classic Yellow – Unavailable
SILVER: Sir Kensington’s Yellow Mustard – SKS100
BRONZE: Morehouse Pure Prepared Mustard – Unavailable

CATEGORY 15 DELI/BROWN

GOLD: Boetje’s Stone Ground – BTJ100
SILVER: Seikel’s Oklahoma Gold – SKL100
BRONZE: Kelley’s Gourmet – KGM100

CATEGORY 16 EXOTIC
GOLD: Daddy Cooks Exotic Ginger Curry – DDC103
SILVER: LissElla Indian Style – LSE110
BRONZE: Inglehoffer Applewood Smoked Bacon – ING150

CATEGORY 17 MUSTARD-BASED BBQ SAUCES, MARINADES & GLAZES
GOLD: Ole Ray’s Kentucky Gold Bourbon BBQ Sauce – OLE501
SILVER: Tigertail Mustard BBQ Sauce – TGT500
BRONZE: Aunty Lilikoi’s Passion Fruit Kiawe BBQ Sauce – ALK500

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Try Curbside Pick-Up!

We have options for you to remain as socially responsible as possible AND condimentally-correct. : )

Consider ordering online or taking advantage of our new Curbside Take-Out service. If you’re in the Madison/Middleton area and would like to pick up your order, just give us a call Mon-Sat between 10am-4pm and we’ll get your order ready for pickup.

Please review our complete COVID-19 statement regarding all-things Mustard Museum: private shopping upon request; call us for curbside take-out; all booked tours will need to be rescheduled; for now the museum is temporarily closed; … click below to get the complete scoop.

We feel for all small businesses struggling to adapt to the ever-changing situation surrounding the coronavirus. Please consider giving them a boost (even us!) with a gift card that could be used when they reopen.

To our local mustard lovers, we wish you & your family good health. Learn more by clicking below…

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Keep Calm and Mustard On

The National Mustard Museum recognizes the grave dangers posed by the coronavirus. To do our part in flattening the curve and making sure we do not add to the risk of COVID-19, we announce the following, effective immediately…


The gift shop and museum will be closed to the public until we are confident that it is safe to reopen. However, someone will be here to answer the phone from 10 am to 4 pm.

All booked group tours and Mustard Bites Experiences, scheduled through April 30, 2020, will be rescheduled.

Be assured that we will be doing everything we can to make the Mustard Museum germ-free, virus-free, and, as always, ketchup-free.

We feel for the bars, restaurants, and other venues that have closed or curtailed operations in response to the coronavirus. Recovery will not be easy. Show these businesses some love now and when they reopen. Give your favorite small business a boost by buying a gift card. Maybe even a gift card from us! And please pass this email to other mustard lovers you know.

To all of our mustard lovers, we wish you good health and a speedy return to normalcy.


Peace, Love & Mustard,
Patti Bridges, Owner
National Mustard Museum Gift Shop

Condimentally yours,
Barry Levenson, Curator
National Mustard Museum-

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Biz As Usual

Maybe not “as usual.” But we are currently operating under our normal winter schedule (open six days a week, closing only on Tuesdays). However, we will be open seven days a week beginning the week of March 23. Admission to the museum is free. See our notes about COVID-19 and check our Hours of Operation for any schedule notes. And see you here at the Museum! Be well…

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The Mustard Museum and COVID-19

We wish we could tell you that two tablespoons of mustard will prevent you from getting the coronavirus but, alas, nothing will do that, at least nothing that we know of now. But we assure you that we are doing everything possible to make sure your next visit to the Mustard Museum will be safe and worry-free.

We have temporarily discontinued our do-it-yourself passive sampling. That’s where we put out little dishes of delicious mustards and allow visitors to dip a spoon or a pretzel. If you want to taste a particular mustard, ask a staff member in the gift shop and he/she/it will give you a taste from our tasting bar. Our staff members have been trained to safely dispense samples for you.

You will also see an adequate number of hand sanitizers in the gift shop and the museum. We know there is a shortage of hand sanitizers but please resist the temptation to take one home as a “souvenir.” We want everyone to be safe and secure in the knowledge that their visit to the Mustard Museum will not expose them to any health hazards. But feel free to pump out a spritz when you enter.

We are thoroughly sanitizing all surfaces you may be touching, in the gift shop and in the museum, daily. That includes chairs in the MustardPiece Theatre.

We have postponed the second round of the World-Wide Mustard Competition judging, scheduled for March 22. We will let you know when we will hold that event and how it will be conducted.

Our employees know that if they are at all sick that they should not come to work. We hope that if you are ill with any flu-like symptoms you will not expose others to what you may have.

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Let the Judging Begin


The mustards have arrived.

From as far away as Japan, Romania, Sweden, and France, we have received more than two hundred mustards all vying to win medals and maybe be named Grand Champion of the 2020 World-Wide Mustard Competition.

First round of judging in this Sunday, March 8, at the National Mustard Museum. If you are in the area and would like to be a judge, email the Curator right away (curator@mustardmuseum.com). Don’t worry, you won’t have to taste all of them. What qualifies you to be a mustard judge? If you are a humanoid reading this newsletter, you are obviously a fan of the golden condiment. We will teach you how to score the mustards.

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