Wisconsin Cheese Originals

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Cheese Classes

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Cheesemaker Tours

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Cheesemaker Guild

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Cheese Underground Blog

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Cheesemaker Scholarship

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Roelli cheese samples at cheese festival

CheeseTopia 2015

CheeseTopia brings the best of Midwest artisan and farmstead cheese to the heart of the city. Attendees may sample and purchase cheese from 50 cheesemakers around the Great Lakes Region, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan.

On April 12, the festival debuts at the historic Pritzlaff Building in downtown Milwaukee. Tickets go on sale Feb. 17 to Members of Wisconsin Cheese Originals. Remaining tickets on sale Feb. 24 to the public. No tickets will be sold at the door.    More>>

Wisconsin Cheese Originals Class for Members at Firefly Coffeehouse


Jeanne Carpenter, executive director of Wisconsin Cheese Originals, leads a variety of educational classes. In fact, if you’re looking for a monthly night out, tasting and learning about fine artisan cheese, consider joining her at the 2015 Artisan Cheese Series in Oregon, Wisconsin.

Attendees meet at the Firefly Coffeehouse, a fantastic space that serves as Oregon’s living room, about 10 minutes south of Madison. Each class includes a tasting and storytelling of artisan cheeses, a glass of complimentary wine, beer or beverage and general merriment.  More>>

Jeanne Carpenter's license plate

About Wisconsin Cheese Originals

Wisconsin Cheese Originals is an organization for cheese enthusiasts. Annual dues are $35 and include exclusive invitations to classes, dinners and tours. Want to become part of the cheese geek community? Join us!

Founded in 2009 by Jeanne Carpenter, a certifiable Cheese Geek, Wisconsin Cheese Originals is dedicated to growing America’s Dairyland. That’s why we offer an annual cheeesemaker scholarship to help one aspiring cheesemaker earn his or her Wisconsin Cheesemaker’s License each year.  More>>