WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) Officials say Winchester's newest tourism attraction, the Beer Cheese Trail, will allow people to visit city businesses to learn about tourism and sample the city's favorite snack.

The Winchester Sun reports ( ) that the self-guided Beer Cheese Trail launched Friday.

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 54 in June declaring Winchester the official birthplace of beer cheese. Winchester-Clark County Tourism then began constructing a trail around Winchester to familiarize residents and visitors with the best local beer cheese products.

The trail features the participating businesses and their unique beer cheese products. Some of those products include a beer cheeseburger, beer cheese soup or a dip that comes straight from the container with crackers and pretzels.

Participants will follow the trail outlined on cheese "logs." Each business will stamp the logs after the purchase of a beer cheese product.

After all five locations are visited, participants can go to the tourism office and receive a free t-shirt. The trail is self-guided and the stops can be in any order.

Nancy Turner, executive director of the Winchester-Clark?County Tourism Commission, said she wants to promote locations where beer cheese is sold.

"Beer cheese makes us unique and we wanted to capitalize on our heritage with (the Beer Cheese Trail)," Turner said. "We want to get feedback from beer cheese lovers."


Information from: The Winchester (Ky.) Sun,