Kringle, an oval-shaped, authentic Danish pastry produced predominately in Racine County, is Wisconsin's State Pastry. Each kringle contains 32 layers of flaky dough — and filling choices from fruits to nuts.
Racine-made kringle is enjoyed by millions of international dessert connoisseurs each year. Now a key part of the community’s traditions,kringle has put Racine County on the food map. This delectable pastry has been featured on national television, including the Food Network, the Travel Channel and the Today Show. Food critics from near and far just love it! As a New York Times food writer put it, Racine-made kringle is "the only kringle a self respecting Dane would eat."
Our local bakeries produce and ship kringle all over the world - especially at Christmas. But the best way to experience kringle is to visit Racine!
The Olesen family's Kringle baking tradition is featured in this short video.