Become a Member

When you join Wisconsin Cheese Originals, you’re connected to the very best of America’s Dairyland: artisan cheesemakers and cheese enthusiasts. Members get first chance to purchase tickets to limited-seat events, including our annual Cheesetopia festival, bus tours, international cheese tours, cheesemaker dinners and tasting classes.

Annual membership is $35. Dues fund beginning cheesemaker scholarships and the Wisconsin Specialty Cheese Institute. Know that your membership makes a difference. In 2017, you’re helping 24-year-old Natalee Ihde start her dream of earning a Wisconsin cheesemaker’s license through a $2,500 scholarship from Wisconsin Cheese Originals. In fact, membership dues have provided $21,500 in cheesemaker scholarships to nearly a dozen dairy artisans since 2009. Read about our scholarship recipients and their accomplishments by clicking here.

To join or renew your membership using a credit card, click here. To pay by personal check, download our Become A Member sheet.


  • Invitations to exclusive events, such as bus tours, cheesemaker dinners and tasting classes.
  • First chance to purchase tickets to our annual Cheesetopia festival.
  • E-newsletter with the scoop on what’s happening with Wisconsin cheese.
  • Knowing you’re helping the next generation of Wisconsin cheesemakers earn their cheesemaking licenses. View past scholarship recipients and learn their stories here.