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

April 22, 2018 - You Be the Judge
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Back by popular demand! We bring in an official judge and learn the difference between flaws and features in cheese. You’ll put on a white judging coat, learn how to operate a cheese trier, and take a turn at scoring several different cheeses. We’ll round out the fun with a blind tasting and official score sheets. Limited to 24 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

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May 13, 2018 - Mother's Day Brie & Bubbly
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Treat mom (and yourself) to a night of fun, as we celebrate effervescence of champagne and the complexity and richness of good brie cheese. We’ll taste a variety of brie and camemberts, and enjoy two different types of bubbly, brought in special for this occasion! Limited to 24 attendees.

Buy at $22.00 each
June 10, 2018 - Father's Day Beer & Cheddar
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Who doesn’t want to spend the evening of Father’s Day drinking good beer and eating good cheese? At this class, it’s all about big flavor: we’ll taste three different aged and craft Cheddars, and pair each with a different craft beer. Limited to 24 attendees.

Buy at $22.00 each
July 15, 2018 - America the Beautiful: Red, White & Blue Cheeses
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

In celebration of the founding of our country, we’ll taste and learn the stories of a red Cheddar, a white brie and a small-batch blue. Then we’ll toast to another year with a glass of champagne and a final pairing of chocolate and cheese. Limited to 24 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage. 

Buy at $22.00 each
August 19, 2018 - Blue Cheese & Perfect Pairings
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Taste four of the world’s best blue cheeses, each paired with a different companion of honey, fresh pear or nut brittle. Learn the mystery behind blue cheesemaking, and what makes one blue taste different from another. If you think you don’t like blue-veined cheeses, this class may change your mind. Limited to 24 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage. 

Buy at $22.00 each
September 23, 2018 - Demystifying Swiss Cheese
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Swiss, Baby Swiss, Emmental, Gruyere – what’s the difference between Swiss cheeses? Learn the history of how cheesemaking in Switzerland has changed over the past 40 years, and taste four of the best Swiss-style cheeses made today in Switzerland and America. Limited to 24 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage. 

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October 21, 2018 - Wisconsin Sheep & Goat Milk Cheeses
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Dairy sheep and dairy goats produce significantly different milk components than cows. Learn why these small ruminants are becoming more popular in Wisconsin, and taste four cheeses that expertly demonstrate the uniqueness of sheep and goat milk. Limited to 24 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage. 

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November 11, 2018 - Northern Italian Cheese & Wine
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

One of Jeanne’s favorite cheese tours was of northern Italy, and in this class, we celebrate three northern Italian iconic cheeses: Fontina Val d’Aosta, Parmigiano Reggiano and Gorgonzola Dolce. Then we pair them with two of Jeanne’s favorite northern Italian reds: Barbera and Barolo. Salute! Limited to 24 attendees.

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December 9, 2018 - A New Age of American Cheddar
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Learn why Cheddars produced in different parts of the country taste significantly different, and discover an emerging era of Wisconsin super-aged and bandaged Cheddar. You’ll taste five Cheddars ranging from one to 15 years old. Limited to 24 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage. 

Buy at $22.00 each