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

September 29 - Cheese Geek Class - Understanding Crystals in Cheese

NEW! 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI
Join Jeanne Carpenter, American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, for a small-group study on how and why cheese crystals - those little flavor bursty bits from heaven - form in cheese. We'll study two types of crystals: calcium lactate and tryosine, learn why each forms in different types of cheese, and how cheesemakers encourage their growth. Plus, of course, we'll taste four different cheeses, with - you guessed it - crystal features. Is your mouth watering yet? Limited to 8 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

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October 9 - The Art of Affinage
6 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 four of the best. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

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October 23 - American Farmstead Cheeses
6 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 – cows, sheep or goats - are milked.  Learn the stories and taste four of the best farmstead cheeses made in America today. Limited to 20 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

Buy at $25.00 each
November 13 - Wisconsin Sheep & Goat Milk Cheeses
6 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 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

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November 20 - The Best of American Original Cheeses

6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI
The United States is home to some of the most innovative cheesemakers in the world. We’ll taste four original cheeses dreamt up by cheesemakers either through sheer genius or, more often, by mistake. Hear the stories of what it takes to create an award-winning American Original. Limited to 20 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

Buy at $25.00 each
December 4 - Cheese & Chocolate Pairings
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Give yourself an early holiday gift with tickets to this festive tasting of four American artisan cheeses paired with four different chocolates from local chocolatiers. Learn tips and tricks of pairing sweet with savory, and get ideas for holiday gifts for your friends and family! Limited to 20 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

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December 11- A New Age of American Cheddar
6 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 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

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