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

January 21, 2018 - Cheese & Wine Pairing 101
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

We start the new year by learning why different cheeses pair with different wines. Learn about four distinct categories of cheese, and then taste four small-batch, artisan cheeses, paired with two wines: one red and one white. Impress your friends with your new cheese and wine knowledge! Limited to 24 attendees.

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February 18, 2018 - Gourmet Grilled Cheese
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

It’s back! This popular class is the perfect way to warm up a Wisconsin winter. We’ll start with learning the art of making a great toasted cheese sandwich, and then taste three variations of gourmet grilled cheese with a variety of ingredients. Taste and learn about cheeses in their natural form, and then taste the difference as they melt into gooey goodness. Limited to 24 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

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March 18, 2018 - Irish Cheese & Beer
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Keep the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day going all weekend by sampling a delicious Irish stout, ale and lager, each expertly paired with one of three different Irish cheeses. Leprechauns not included. Limited to 24 attendees.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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