Gouda Girls
3216 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207
Owner: Tina and Katherine Tonn

Tina, a true Wisconsinite, was born and raised in Fond du Lac WI by sweet parents Norman and Ethel. Mama from Copenhagen, Denmark and daddy from Milwaukee WI made childhood an eclectic journey of mixed traditions and fabulous foods. Tina has had a love of cooking her entire life, with a second passion in driving (she obtained and maintains her CDL for 25 years). Combining her love of food, driving, and Wisconsin made for a natural pairing: truck driving while serving wonderful Wisconsin dairy/food products.

But one element was missing, and that’s where Katherine comes into the picture. Katherine was raised in Appleton WI, with a brief hiatus (of 20 years) of living in Anchorage Alaska, where her 3 children were born. Katherine is a MOM, through and though! Who doesn’t have a great memory of Mom serving you a childhood favorite food with the care and love that comes with a home cooked meal. Katherine serves every meal with that love, and you will always hear a “thank you Sweetheart” or “have a good day Honey” with every meal that leaves our truck. Our motto for our truck is that every meal is served with curbside comfort.

Gary and the crew travel to Milwaukee to meet with the "Gouda Girls" to find out how they started an award-winning grilled cheese food truck. Then they head to Detroit to talk to "McClure’s Pickles", who started a pickle company that went from the farmers market to a global brand. Last, they stop by Pittsburgh to meet with "House of the Dead", a zombie store that has customers dying to buy some zombie swag.