Chefs at 10 Madison Originals restaurants will partner with 10 Wisconsin artisan cheesemakers to offer exclusive three-course meals to attendees of the Third Annual Wisconsin Original Cheese Festival this fall.
The dinners, all set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, will cap the Third 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 12 participants and tickets are $75. The line-up of Madison Originals restaurants & partnering cheesemakers includes:
Admiralty Dining Room at the Edgewater Hotel, 666 Wisconsin Ave., with partnering cheesemaker: Andy Hatch, Uplands Cheese
Blue Marlin, 101 N. Hamilton St., with partnering cheesemakers: Tony & Julie Hook, Hook's Cheese
Bonfyre Grill, Arbor Gate Towers, 2601 West Beltline Highway, with partnering cheesemaker: Sid Cook, Carr Valley Cheese
Bunky's Café, 2425 Atwood Ave., with partnering cheesemaker: Katie Hedrich, LaClare Farm
Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery, 2827 Atwood Ave., with partnering cheesemaker: Bob Wills, Cedar Grove Cheese
Delaney's, 449 Grand Canyon Drive, with partnering cheesemaker: Mike Green, Emmi Roth USA
Jacs Dining & Tap House, 2611 Monroe St., with partnering cheesemaker: Joe Widmer, Widmer's Cheese Cellars
Liliana's Restaurant, 2951 Triverton Pike Drive, with partnering cheesemaker: George Crave, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese
The Old Fashioned, 23 N. Pinckney St., with partnering cheesemaker: Willi Lehner, Bleu Mont Dairy
Quivey's Grove, 6261 Nesbitt Road, with partnering cheesemaker: Bruce Workman, Edelweiss Creamery
Additional cheese festival events include all-day Friday farm and creamery tours, a Friday evening Meet the Cheesemaker Gala, Saturday farmer's market tours with lunch at Fromagination, and Saturday afternoon tasting seminars. Tickets for all events go on sale to members of Wisconsin Cheese Originals on Sept. 12, with remaining tickets available to the public one week later. Visit www.wicheesefest.com to learn more.
Wisconsin Cheese Originals thanks the sponsors of the Third Annual Wisconsin Original Cheese Festival, including: Gold-Level sponsors Klondike Cheese, World Import Distributors, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board; Silver-Level sponsors BelGioioso Cheese, Dairy Business Innovation Center, Emmi Roth USA, Fromagination, Organic Valley, Uplands Cheese; and Bronze-Level sponsors Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Edible Madison, Fromartharie, and Meister Cheese.