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 brings the best of Midwest artisan and farmstead cheese to the heart of the city by offering attendees the opportunity to personally meet, greet, sample and purchase cheese from 40 of the best artisan cheesemakers and food producers in the Great Lakes Region.

CheeseTopia 2015 in Milwaukee sold out in just a few weeks. Watch for CheeseTopia in Chicago in 2016 and Minneapolis in 2017. Consider becoming a member of Wisconsin Cheese Originals to get the scoop on tickets when they go on sale. More>>

Wisconsin Cheese Originals Class for Members at Firefly Coffeehouse


Jeanne Carpenter, chief cheese geek of Wisconsin Cheese Originals, leads a variety of classes. 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, also known 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 frequent guest speakers.  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 $2,500 cheeesemaker scholarship to help one aspiring cheesemaker earn a Wisconsin Cheesemaker’s License each year.  More>>