Exciting news, cheese geeks! If you’re looking for a monthly night out, tasting and learning about new artisan cheeses, then Wisconsin Cheese Originals has a deal for you. Tonight, I’m announcing my all new 2014 American Artisan Cheese Series with monthly classes at the Firefly Coffeehouse in Oregon, Wis. This will mark the third year of the monthly classes, which include a tasting and storytelling of at least four artisan cheeses. I also often bring in guest speakers, such as Wisconsin cheesemakers, dairy farmers, and industry leaders. Classes begin at 7 p.m. at the Firefly Coffeehouse at 114 N. Main St. in Oregon, Wis., just 10 minutes south of Madison. Each class includes a complimentary glass of wine, beer or beverage. Cost is $22 per class and tickets must be reserved in advance at www.wicheeseclass.com. All classes typically sell out.
As a special offer through January 1, 2014: purchase a season pass to all 12 classes and get two classes for free, a perfect gift for your favorite cheese geek.
The 2014 class line-up includes:
January 16: Gourmet Grilled Cheese
February 11: Blue-Veined Cheeses & The Wines That Love Them
March 13: Fondue Fun & Swiss Specialties
April 17: World Champion Cheeses
May 13: Butter Makes Everything Better
June 12: American Farmstead Cheeses
July 15: Summer Break: Sassy Cow Ice Cream
August 21: Pasture-Based Cheeses
September 16: Wisconsin Women Cheesemakers
October 14: Amuse Bouche Cheeses
November 13: Cheesecake and Dessert Cheeses
December 9: Ultimate Wisconsin Cheddar Throwdown
All classes are for sale individually, as well as in a season package at: www.wicheeseclass.com. I look forward to seeing you there!
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