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Join Jeanne Carpenter, American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, for a variety of fun and educational tasting classes.

September 10 - Celebrating the American Farmstead Cheesemaker
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Perhaps some of the most eye-appealing and palate-pleasing cheeses are those hand-crafted on the same farm as where the animals – whether they be cows, goat or sheep – are milked. We’ll taste and learn the stories of four of the best farmstead cheeses being made today in America. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer, espresso drink or soda.

Buy at $22.00 each
September 12 - Cheese Geek: Sheep Cheeses
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Dairy sheep produce almost twice the amount of butterfat in their milk than cows. That’s one reason sheep milk cheeses are so rich and buttery. We’ll taste four of the best sheep milk cheeses made around the world and learn about the art and science of cheese. Limited to 8 people. Includes glass of wine, beer, espresso drink or soda.

Buy at $29.00 each
October 3 - Cheese Geek: The Art of Affinage
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

There are three main components to producing an outstanding cheese: the milk, the cheesemaker, and the affineur. Learn how American cheesemakers are following the European tradition of cave-aging cheese; then taste at least four of  the very best. Limited to 8 people. Includes glass of wine, beer, espresso drink or soda.

Buy at $29.00 each
October 8 - Basque Country Cheeses
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Having just returned from a 10-day cheese tour to the Basque region of France and Spaln, Jeanne will share stories of four Basque cheeses and their cheesemakers. Learn the culture of the Basque people, their sheep farms and dairies, and the traditions that lead to several distinctive types of Basque cheese. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage. 

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November 7 - Cheese Geek: Pasteurized vs Raw Milk Cheeses
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Increased American regulations are causing less raw milk cheeses to be made in America, but what’s the science behind raw milk cheese? Does it taste different than cheese from pasteurized milk? We’ll do side-by-side comparisons. Small-group class limited to 8 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

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November 12 - Perfect Pairings
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

From chocolate to spiced pecans to honey, more artisan food makers are crafting perfect accompaniments to cheese. We’ll taste four different perfect pairings and learn why certain foods pair better with cheese than others. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage. 

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December 5 - Cheese Geek: The Art of Fermentation: Beer & Cheese Pairings
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Beer and cheese pair well because both are fermented foods. In this class, we’ll have a guest expert talk about why beer and cheese pair so well, and then enjoy a guided pairing of four beers and four cheeses. Cheers! Small-group class limited to 8 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

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December 10 - Ultimate Cheddar Cheese Flight
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

End the year with a vertical cheddar cheese flight. You’ll learn about an emerging era of American Cheddar, with cheesemakers crafting aged and bandaged Cheddars. Taste several Cheddars from one day to 15 years old, as well as a reserve Bandaged Cheddar. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage. 

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