The Second Annual Jungle Jim's Big Cheese Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield, OH. General admission is $6.00-$10.00; ages 5-12 $1.00 and ages 4 and under free with adult admission. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Enjoy sampling of some of Wisconsin's finest cheeses as well as meats, olives and other appetizers. There will also be a fantastic range of beers and wines to complement.
Tickets and more information can be found at http://www.junglejims.com.
5440 Dixie Highway
Meet Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Kerry Henning from Henning's Cheese located in Kiel, WI, and sample some of his artisan cheeses on Friday, December 12 at the Whole Foods located in Clearwater. The event will be from 4:30-7 p.m.
9101 Strada Place
Meet Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Kerry Henning from Henning's Cheese located in Kiel, WI, and sample some of his artisan cheeses on Thursday, December 11 at the Whole Foods located in Sarasota. The event will be from 4:30-7 p.m.
1451 1st Street
Meet Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Kerry Henning from Henning's Cheese located in Kiel, WI, and sample some of his artisan cheeses on Wednesday, December 10 at the Whole Foods located in Clearwater. The event will be from 4:30-7 p.m.
27001 US 19 North - Westfield Countryside Mall
The 4th Annual Grilled Cheese Championship will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Harris Park in Dodgeville. For more information go to http://www.grilledcheesewisconsin.com/home.html
600 Bennett Road
It's official: you can book April 12, 2015, on your calendars for the First Annual CheeseTopia, a new one-day cheese festival Jeanne Carpenter will be planning each year for the next three years. Year one will be at the Pritzlaff Building, a renovated warehouse in the Historic Third Ward of downtown Milwaukee, Year two
CheeseTopia aims to bring the best of Midwest artisan and farmstead cheese to the heart of the city by offering up to 700 attendees the opportunity to sample and purchase cheese from more than 50 cheesemakers from the Great Lakes Region, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan. The festival will be open from Noon to 4 p.m. on a Sunday and offer a fun open marketplace atmosphere with cheese samples and a cash bar.
Two large edible displays of cheese will be built to compliment the hundreds of cheese samples available from cheesemakers. While many artisans will sell their products, farmer's market style, those who don't will have an opportunity to have them available for purchase from Larry's Market, which will set up a beautiful table of cheeses for sale at the event.
In addition, several breakout seminars will take place in separate meeting spaces inside the Pritzlaff Building, which was constructed in 1875 and just recently renovated. More than 20,000 square feet of floor space will be filled with cheesemaker tables surrounded by carved wooden beams, industrial age columns, Victorian era arched windows and gritty cream city brick. This is a building you truly need to step inside and appreciate.
Tickets will likely cost $25 and will go on sale after the first of the year. As always, faithful members of Wisconsin Cheese Originals will have first chance to purchase entry and sign up for seminars.
For more information go to http://cheeseunderground.blogspot.com/2014/10/cheesetopia-bringing-artisan-cheese-to.html.
311 North Plankington Ave.
Save the date for the 21st Annual Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience, March 7 & 8, 2015, from 1-5 p.m. each day. You won’t want to miss this delicious weekend filled with savory eats, fine wines, and specialty beers, all enjoyed from the warmth and comfort of the elegant Metropolitan and Legend’s Clubs of Target Field. Take in the stunning views of the baseball diamond and the Minneapolis skyline while enjoying good eats, delicious drinks, and great company.
Learn more about unique varietals during wine seminars, and meet local and national winemakers, craft brewers, local chefs, and culinary personalities. Save the date for Friday, March 6 for a special Grand Red Tasting (location to be determined). At this intimate tasting you’ll find high-end red wines from nearly every region, geared toward true winos.
Tickets are $75 in advance and $80 at the door. For more information go to www.foodwineshow.com.
1 Twins Way
A new era of Wisconsin cheddar has emerged in the past decade with more cheesemakers moving to artisan aged and bandaged cheddars. On Tuesday, December 9, come to the Firefly Coffeehouse in Oregon at 7:00 p.m. and taste three aged cheddars from one to 15 years, as well as a reserve bandaged cheddar. Class is limited to 22 attendees and includes a glass of wine, beer or beverage.
Offered by Wisconsin Cheese Originals. Cost is $22.
For more information about this and other classes and to register for classes visit www.wicheesefest.com/store/cheese-classes.
114 N. Main St.