Enjoy a monthly evening of cheese tasting and storytelling with Jeanne Carpenter, Founder of Wisconsin Cheese Originals, an organization dedicated to telling the story of Wisconsin’s artisan and farmstead cheese renaissance.
Each class includes a tasting and storytelling of four Wisconsin artisan cheeses, a glass of wine and an appetizer. The cost is $22 and seats must be reserved in advance. Classes will be held at the Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 North Main Street in downtown Oregon, WI, just 10 minutes south of Madison, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and ending at approximately 8:30 p.m. Attendees should arrive by 6:45 p.m. to pick up the evening program and get seated. Each class is limited to 20 attendees.
July 17 - Red, White & Blue: Celebrating Independence Day with Cow, Goat & Sheep Cheeses
In honor of America’s birthday, we’ll taste four cheeses sporting red, white or blue, with each being a different cow, goat, or sheep cheese, as Wisconsin is home to more dairy sheep, goats and cows than any other state in the nation. May we daresay their milk makes the best cheese, too? Affirmative.
August 16 - Last Days of Summer: The Best of Wisconsin Seasonal Cheeses
Pasture-grazed cheeses are just one of Wisconsin’s cheesy claims to fame, thanks to a climate that boasts three seasons capable of producing lush, green grass perfect for animals to eat. We’ll taste four seasonal cheeses, each made only when cows are grazing on grass and see if we can taste the difference that grass makes.
September 18 - Back to School: Cheese Tasting 101 – Scratch & Sniff Four of Jeanne’s Favorites
Okay, so we won’t only scratch and sniff these cheeses, we’ll eat them, too! You’ll taste four of Jeanne’s favorites, hear her personal stories about spending time making cheese with each maker, and learn a few secrets about each.
To register or for more information go to https://www.wicheesefest.com/store/2012-cheese-series