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Speaking of Cheese Classes – Madison Wisconsin 2013 Schedule

Wisconsin Cheese Originals has set its 2013 schedule of monthly artisan cheese classes.

Each class includes a tasting and “storytelling” of several American artisan cheeses by Jeanne Carpenter, author of Cheese Underground, and director of Wisconsin Cheese Originals, an organization devoted to sharing the state’s artisan, specialty and farmstead cheeses.

Classes begin at 7 p.m. at the Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St. in Oregon, Wis., 10 minutes south of Madison. Each class includes a glass of wine or beer and a house-made savory appetizer. Classes are limited to 22. Cost is $22 per class, and tickets must be reserved in advance here .

The lineup:
Jan. 24: Cheese 101 – The Eight Categories of Cheese, Demystified

Feb. 19: Valentine Special – Cheese & Chocolate Tasting

March 21: U.S. Champions – Four Gold Medal Winners

April 23: Brie & Bubbly – A Creamy Combination

May 14: Alpine Style Cheeses: The Taste of Terroir

June 18: Dairy Month Delight – Celebrating the American Farmstead Cheesemaker

July 16: Cheese Duel – Wisconsin Vs. European Cheeses

Aug. 15: Pasture-Based Cheeses – Does Grass Make a Difference?

Sept. 17: All Grown Up – Cheese & Cracker Pairing

Oct. 24: Virtual Road Trip – Cheeses of Northern Italy

Nov. 12: Blue-Veined Cheeses & Perfect Pairings

Dec. 10: The Ultimate Cheddar Flight – From One Day to 15 Years


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