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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Cheesemaker Scholarship

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Roelli cheese samples at cheese festival

CheeseTopia 2016 Chicago

CheeseTopia is proud to call Chicago home in 2016. Each year, this traveling festival brings the best Midwest artisan and farmstead cheeses to the heart of a different city. Attendees meet, greet, sample and purchase cheese from 50 artisan producers.

In 2016, CheeseTopia will take place in the historic Skyline Loft at the Bridgeport Art Center, home to unparalleled views of the Chicago skyline. Tickets include open bar with complimentary wine, beer and soda and free onsite parking. 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>>

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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>>