Chefs at 10 Madison Originals restaurants will partner with 10 Wisconsin artisan cheesemakers to offer exclusive three-course meals to attendees of the Fourth Annual Wisconsin Original Cheese Festival this fall.
The dinners, all set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, will cap the Fourth Annual Wisconsin Original Cheese Festival, a two-day event that draws more than 1,000 cheese lovers from around the country, all of whom descend on Madison for a weekend of tours, seminars, dinners and the popular Meet the Cheesemaker Evening Gala.
Tickets go on sale in September. Each dinner is limited to 16 participants and tickets are $75. The line-up of Madison Originals restaurants & partnering cheesemakers includes:
Admiralty Dining Room at the Edgewater Hotel, with partnering cheesemaker: Bruce Workman, Edelweiss Creamery
Blue Marlin, with partnering cheesemaker: Katie Hedrich, LaClare Farms Specialties
Bonfyre Grill, with partnering cheesemaker: Bob Wills, Cedar Grove Cheese & Clock Shadow Creamery
Bunky's Café, with partnering cheesemaker: Brenda Jensen, Hidden Springs Creamery
Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery, with partnering cheesemaker: Robert Frie, Emmi Roth USA
Delaney's, with partnering cheesemaker: Sid Cook, Carr Valley Cheese
Liliana's Restaurant, with partnering cheesemaker: Mike Matucheski, Sartori
Lombardino's, with partnering cheesemaker: Chris Roelli, Roelli Cheese
Nau-Ti-Gal, with partnering cheesemaker: Joe Widmer, Widmer's Cheese Cellars
Quivey's Grove, with partnering cheesemaker: Gerald Heimerl, Saxon Creamery
Additional cheese festival events include all-day Friday farm and creamery tours, a Friday evening Meet the Cheesemaker Gala, and Saturday all-day tasting seminars. Tickets for all events go on sale to members of Wisconsin Cheese Originals on Sept. 17, with remaining tickets available to the public one week later. Visit www.wicheesefest.com to learn more.
Wisconsin Cheese Originals wishes to thank all sponsors of the Fourth Annual Wisconsin Original Cheese Festival, including Marquee Sponsor Emmi Roth USA; Gold-Level sponsors Arla Foods, Klondike Cheese, Sartori, World Import Distributors, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board; Silver-Level sponsors BelGioioso Cheese, Fromagination, Organic Valley, Uplands Cheese; Bronze-Level sponsors Carr Valley Cheese, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, DCI Cheese Company, Roelli Cheese; and Supporting Sponsors Hook's Cheese, Montchevre and Widmer's Cheese.