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 2017

Cheesetopia is proud to call Minneapolis home in 2017. Each year, this traveling festival brings the best regional artisan and farmstead cheeses to the heart of a different U.S. city. Attendees meet, greet, sample and purchase cheese from more than 40 artisan producers.

Tickets will go on sale to members of Wisconsin Cheese Originals in January, with remaining available tickets on sale to the public on March 1. Consider joining Wisconsin Cheese Originals to guarantee tickets and support artisan cheesemakers. More>>

Wisconsin Cheese Originals Class for Members at Firefly Coffeehouse


Jeanne Carpenter, founder of Wisconsin Cheese Originals, leads a variety of classes. If you’re looking for a night out, tasting and learning about artisan cheese, consider joining an Artisan Cheese Series held in local cafes and coffee shops in the Madison area.

Each class includes a tasting and storytelling of at last four artisan cheeses, a complimentary beverage and frequent guest speakers. Check out our current line-up of classes!   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>>