Wisconsin Cheese Originals

Have fun. Do good. Eat cheese.

Cheese Underground Radio

Have fun. Do good. Listen to the cheese.

Cheese Classes

Looking for a fun night out with friends or a new idea for date night? Sign up for cheese class! Jeanne Carpenter, a professional cheese educator, teaches a variety of fun and educational classes at the Firefly Coffeehouse in Oregon, Wisconsin, just 15 minutes south of Madison. Learn more about pairings, the science behind cheese flavor, and hear the stories of the makers. More>>


Cheesetopia is a festival bringing the best artisan and farmstead cheeses to the heart of the city. Attendees meet, greet and sample more than 100 cheeses in an afternoon. In 2018, Cheesetopia called Milwaukee home, and was held downtown in the historic Grain Exchange building. Watch for announcements on future Cheesetopias.

About Us

Wisconsin Cheese Originals was an organization founded by Jeanne Carpenter. For 10 years, all membership fees went back into the artisan cheesemaking community via scholarships and sponsorships. In May 2018, the organization came to an end, as Jeanne’s new career is owning Firefly Coffeehouse & Artisan Cheese in downtown Oregon, Wisconsin.