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Free cheese at the Madison Public Market preview event, sloppy Janes at the top of State Street and local chefs prepare a five-course for Slow Food UW, this week in events that bring belated awareness to vegan holidays. more

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Jane Burns

A French sheep’s milk cheese gets top honors at the World Championship Cheese Contest at Monona Terrace. But Wisconsin makes a strong showing. more

Food News

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Kral Photography

What does it take to judge the world’s best cheeses at the World Championship Cheese Contest? Isthmus talks to some of the “Red Hats.” more

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Milwaukee’s Martha’s Pimento Cheese, a local, small-batch, woman-owned business, calls it quits. Founder Martha Davis Kipcak reflects on sustainable practices and economic development in local food systems. more

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Cedar Grove

Cold pack cheese is as real as curds or aged cheddars. This Wisco hit just keeps on getting better with more cheesemakers coming up with special spreadables. more

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Jane Burns

Cheese Underground founder Jeanne Carpenter and her husband are taking over Oregon’s Firefly Coffeehouse. Guess what they’re adding to the menu? more

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David Stluka

Wisconsin Cheese Camp is the place to learn all about artisanal cheese. Jane Burns talks to organizer and cheese geek Jeanne Carpenter. more

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Jane Burns

Diana Murphy’s cow, Nelle, is the sole producer of a cheese called Arthur. Murphy, an experienced goat cheese maker, likes the farmstead aspect of one cow, one cheese. more

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Jane Burns

A selection of area cheese boards shows a diversity of approaches. From Belgian soft cheese made by Trappist monks to a Sartori sampler, it’s all good. more

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David Michael Miller

What do out-of-staters think of when they are asked what comes to mind when they think of Wisconsin? Cheese. That’s not helping attract well-educated, long-term residents to the workforce. more

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Sartori Cheese

Plenty of championship ribbons for @sartori_cheese, but buying a wedge doesn’t break the bank. Master cheesemaker Mike Matucheski discusses the company’s best-sellers. more

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Todd Maughan

Fromagination’s new service is a dairy-centric Wisconsin meal kit. All ingredients and recipes are included. more

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James Clapham

Wisconsin cheeses go spicy with peppers beyond the jalapeño. And they’re winning big prizes. more

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Eric Tadsen

The Swiss cheese scrape comes to Madison. The newly trendy dish features a base from Emmi Roth of Monroe, and is served at Porter and, soon, Fromagination. more

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Wisconsin figures heavily in the new “Oxford Companion to Cheese.” Cheese lovers in search of information, read on. more

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Todd Hubler

Start making your list now. Here are special brews to look for at the 2017 Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest. more

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Michael Hirshon

The World Dairy Expo has lots to offer Mad City slickers, too. Consider the pretty cows, swag, grilled cheese and robotic milkers. Not to mention awesome Ayrshire T-shirts. more

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Monroe will kick out the jams for the quintessential southern Wisconsin food fest. Hint: Grab a beer and get in line for the curds. more

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Jane Burns

Roelli Cheese Co. of Shullsburg nabs top honors at the American Cheese Society Conference in Des Moines. Other Wisconsin cheesemakers take home many blue ribbons. more

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Marie Ketring

Wisconsin often wins big at the American Cheese Society conference. The contest’s rules reward unique, standard-busting cheeses. How will the Dairy State fare this year? more

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