Sunday, April 8
12 Noon to 4 PM
The Grain Exchange, Mackie Building
225 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI
Ticket entry includes samples of 150 cheeses, passed appetizers, and the opportunity to meet your favorite cheesemaker. Cash Bar.
The setting for this year's Cheesetopia is The Grain Exchange Room inside the historic Mackie Building. Built in 1880 as a sunken trading pit, where traders set the price of wheat. the room was considered to be the most lavishly decorated public space of its time. The walls are adorned with murals depicting the themes of transportation, agriculture, trade and commerce. Colossal faux-marble pillars boast carved depictions of locomotives and steamships.
It is inside this magnificent room that 400 attendees will meet 30 artisan cheesemakers and sample 150 cheeses. Many cheesemakers will offer product for sale, so bring cash for a farmer's market setting.