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Tickets to Wisconsin Cheese Camp, a two-day cheese festival in Madison, Wisconsin are now on sale!

Sunday, Nov. 5 Meet the Cheesemaker - Entry at 1:00 PM
Shake hands and talk shop with 30 Wisconsin artisan cheesemakers while tasting more than 150 cheeses and artisan foods. Appetizers and open bar including beer, wine and soda included in ticket price. Includes insulated lunch bag with Wisconsin Cheese logo. Click here for a listing of all participating cheesemakers.
Buy at $49.00 each
Sunday, Nov. 5 VIP Meet the Cheesemaker - Entry at 12 Noon
VIP attendees get the opportunity to enter this event one hour early and talk shop with 30 Wisconsin artisan cheesemakers while tasting more than 150 cheeses and artisan foods. Appetizers and open bar including beer, wine and soda included in ticket price. VIP attendees receive insulated lunch bag with Wisconsin Cheese logo, filled with Carr Valley cheeses. Click here for a listing of all participating cheesemakers. 
Buy at $75.00 each
Sunday, Nov. 5 Taste of Place Cheese Seminar at 10:00 AM
Taste cheeses from around the world and learn the difference that Taste of Place can make in this 90-minute educational seminar starting at 10:00 a.m. at The Edgewater with Uplands Cheesemaker Andy Hatch and  Bronwen & Francis Percival, authors of the new book: Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese. Bronwen is the cheese buyer for Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, and Francis is a cheese and wine writer/educator. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the book.
Buy at $45.00 each
Saturday, Nov. 4 Wisconsin Cheddar Dinner at 7:00 PM

Join a room full of Wisconsin cheesemakers for a four-course Wisconsin Cheddar Dinner at The Edgewater with guest speaker, author Gordon Edgar. Ticket includes a copy of Gordon's book, Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese

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  • 1st course: Deconstructed Hook’s Sharp Cheddar Pimento Cheese Bruschetta with Local Wisconsin Honey, Marcona Almonds, and Fig Preserves
  • 2nd course: LaClare Farms’ Raw Cheddar Goat Cheese Panna Cotta, Thyme-Scented Beets and Butternut Squash, Petite Greens, Walnut Vinaigrette
  • 3rd course: Pan-seared Beef Filet, Roelli Cheese’s Dunbarton Blue Cheese Butter, Carr Valley 6-year aged Cheddar Potato Gratin, Red Wine Cipollini Gastrique, Autumn Vegetables
  • 4th course: Red Barn Family Farms’ Edun Raw Milk Cheddar Brulee, Blistered Grapes, Moscato Sorbet 
Buy at $119.00 each
Saturday, Nov. 4 Bus Tour: Battle of the Cheddars
Perhaps no cheese better defines Wisconsin’s dairy legacy and its future than Cheddar. Board the bus at The Edgewater in Madison and motor to Cedar Grove Cheese in Plain, for a tour, talk and Cheddar tasting with Master Cheesemaker Bob Wills. Then it’s off to Carr Valley Cheese in LaValle, owned by Master Cheesemaker Sid Cook. You’ll hear how this fourth-generation cheesemaker is re-defining Cheddar with seasonal wheels and mixed milk cheeses. After lunch at The General Store in Spring Green, you’ll end the day at Hook’s Cheese in Mineral Point, where cheesemakers Tony, Julie, Jerry, (another) Julie, Ben and Mel — all Hooks — are aging cheddar to perfection in their historic cheese factory and curing rooms. Includes guided tours, coach bus transportation, lunch and cheese tastings.
Buy at $139.00 each
Saturday, Nov. 4 Bus Tour: Wisconsin Farmstead Creameries
Depart from the Edgewater on your coach bus and start your morning with fresh milk and delicious ice cream at Sassy Cow Creamery. You’ll get a personal tour of the Baerwolf family dairy farm and view their brand new rotary milking parlor in action. Then get a backstage pass into the farmstead’s dairy plant and drink bottled milk and eat ice cream, fresh from the farm. Next, visit Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese in Waterloo. You’ll visit the family’s dairy farm, tour their cheese plant, and enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared in the farm’s culinary kitchen. Afterward, motor back toward Madison for a talk and tasting with Anna Landmark, a young cheesemaker crafting award-winning, super small-batch artisan sheep milk cheeses from the milk of one dairy farm. Includes guided tours, coach bus transportation, lunch and cheese tastings.
Buy at $139.00 each