New Year's Eve in the Cheese Capital

Sunday, December 31, 2017 ~ 8:30pm to 12:30am

New Years Eve Big Cheese Drop


The Plymouth Arts Center initiated this New Year’s Eve event in December of 2007 to ring in the New Year “2008!” (and we have been presenting this event every year, since.) Now our 11thYear of presenting!  The event is a tribute to Plymouth’s, Cheese Capital history, going back to the1800’s and the thriving cheese industry that still exists today. Plymouth has been granted the official title of the “Cheese Capital of the World” which is reflected in our City’s new logo, (see attached.)  The Sartori Company is the Plymouth Arts Center’s major sponsor of this event, therefore the big cheese we are using is a replica of their award winning BellaVitano cheese. Last year, an estimated 700 people attended throughout the evening.   


The dimensions of the cheese wedge are approx. 100” x 47” x 40”.  Weight is 120#. It is sheet metal construction. The Sartori Company had it made for us, especially for this event; and they do store it at their Plymouth factory during the year.  For our first two or three years,  we were using a painted Styrofoam (80# pound cheese) created by Plymouth Foam products, but it became very beat up with the high winds, snow, ice, etc.  That’s when the Sartori Company decided to create this heavy duty version. 


About the Plymouth Arts Center, Established in 1993 and Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2018,  Plymouth Arts Center is Western Sheboygan County’s premier arts destination. Visit the celebrated Gallery 110 North showcasing Wisconsin fine artists in changing exhibits, and the Gift Shop for original art created by PAC members. Offering an ongoing and vibrant schedule of live musical and theatrical performances, art classes, chartered bus trips, and special events, i.e. Cheese Capital Jazz & Blues Crawl for the Arts fundraiser, Spring Art Tour, Paint the Towns En Plein Air, and the nationally acclaimed, “Big Cheese Drop!”  The PAC also serves an unique backdrop for private parties, meetings and special events. Tour/School groups welcome. Gallery admission is always free. 


2016 Sartori Brothers

2016 New Year's Eve Sartori Brothers

Click HERE to view a short video from 2013 NYE!
Click HERE to view a short video from 2014 NYE!
Click HERE to view a short video from 2015 NYE!
Click HERE to view a short video from 2016 NYE!
Click HERE to view a short video from 2016 NYE!
Click HERE to view a short video from 2017 NYE!


2017 Major Sponsors