September 19th, 2006
I wanted to let all you cheese enthusiasts know about a couple cheese events in the near future that might also be near you…
Event #1: Wisconsin Goat Bacchanal
What: If you are anything like me you are asking this question: What happens at a goat Bacchanal?
I don’t know about other ones but at this one there will be some celebrating of Wisconsin’s artisan goat cheeses and the goats and cheesemakers who make them possible. Although the goats pictured here are in Oregon- they give you some idea why you would want to celebrate the goats in Wisconsin. There will be delicious food and also some cheesemakers will be there to unveil NEW VARIETIES of GOAT CHEESES. Participating goat cheesemakers are:
Sid Cook, Carr Valley Cheese
Felix Thalhammer, Capri Organic Creamery
Todd Jaskolski, Caprine Supreme
Diana Murphy, DreamFarm
Anne Topham, Fantome Farm
Al Bekkum, Mt. Sterling Cheese Cooperative
Arnaud Solandt, MontChevre
Tom Torkelson, Natural Valley Cheese
Mike Watters, Sunshine Farms
Where: Milwaukee Center Atrium- located at 111 E. Kilbourn Ave (corner of Water and Kilbourn)
When: September 21st from 6-9pm
How much: Tickets are $20 and include all cheese tastings, wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Attendance is limited so if you’re interested you need to get in touch with Steve Ehlers ASAP 800-236-1307 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event #2: Autumn Leaves Cheese Festival
What: A celebration of traditional cheesemaking, small farms and handcrafted specialty foods from the Northeast Region. There will be awesome cheeses and specialty foods from over 30 small farms and artisan producers throughout the Northeast. You get to sample all the foods, meet the cheesemakers and other food producers PLUS observe the cheesemaking process, take pasture walks and/or hay-rides. Something for everyone- even the foliage fanatics.
Where: Taylor Farm, Londonderry, VT
When: September 30 from 10am-4pm
How much: Admission is $15 (12 years and under slip in free).
More info: www.artisanmade-ne.com OR call 203-264-2883
Have a great time and make sure to eat lots of cheese.
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