A Wisconsin Cheese Summer

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by Wisconsin Cheese

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and summer has officially begun across the country. We hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend filled with your favorite Wisconsin Cheese recipes.

Now that those grills are warmed up and you’re looking for your “must-make” Wisconsin Cheese recipes, and as we welcome June, get excited for fun Wisconsin Cheese events around the state, all summer long. Don’t miss out on a summer full of Wisconsin Cheese.

June

June Dairy Month Breakfasts
Today kicks off National June Dairy Month. Celebrate by joining us at one of our dairy farm breakfast events, occurring all month long across Wisconsin, where you’ll get the opportunity to learn firsthand what makes Wisconsin dairy products so special.

Burgers & Brew by REAP Food Group
June 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join the party when some of southern Wisconsin’s most popular chefs pair up with Wisconsin’s talented brewers and farmers to serve up unique, mouthwatering cheeseburgers and satisfying suds.

June Dairy Month Breakfast at Haag Farm
On Saturday June 11 Whad’Ya Know? will be at the Dane County area June Dairy Month Breakfast on the Farm. The breakfast is from 7 a.m.-11 a.m. at Haag Farm. Whad’Ya Know? is broadcast from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. There will be prizes and a chance for questions from the audience.

“Creating Dairyland” Book Launch
June 16, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Thursday June 16 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Capital Brewery celebrate the launch of Ed Janus’s new book, Creating Dairyland. Janus will be there to sign books; there will be grilled cheese sandwiches, beer and bluegrass music. The party is free and open to the public. Families are welcome.

Tour of America’s Dairyland
June 16 to June 26
The Tour of America’s Dairyland bike races offer high-energy cycling action featuring the best of pro and amateur racers from around the world. There will be multiple races each day, designated by different skill and age-level categories. Some racers will be as young as 10 years old!

Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival
June 18, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The second annual Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival is at the Bayshore Town Center in Glendale on June 18. Taste more than 100 of Wisconsin’s finest craft beers, cheese pairings, and specially prepared cuisine designed to complement more than 20 unique beers from our state’s finest craft breweries.

The Cheese Bar in Milwaukee Celebrates Second Birthday
June 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
To celebrate its second year in business, downtown Milwaukee’s The Cheese Bar invites the public to a Grand Anniversary Party on June 18, complete with complimentary Wisconsin cheeses, local beers, gourmet sandwiches, cured meats and live entertainment.

Audacious Beer & Cheese Festival
June 24, 6:30 p.m. to June 25, 11:30 p.m.
On June 24-25, the Audacious Beer and Cheese Celebration will be hosting beer and cheese pairing tastings at various locations in Delafield.  Each flight of beer and cheese will be presented by the cheesemaker and brewery. Attendees will be able to learn more about the history, traditions, and processes from the artisans and have an experience few rarely are able to enjoy.

Wisconsin Blue Ribbon Cheesemakers’ Train
June 25, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Elegant Farmer is combining cheese, trains and apple pie in a brand new event. You’re invited to ride along with three 2011 U.S. Champion Cheesemakers on the beautifully restored, vintage East Troy Electric Railroad’s Dinner Car.

July

All Star Blue Ribbon Tasting at State Fair Park
July 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation is hosting its first-ever All Star Blue Ribbon Tasting, celebrating dozens of Wisconsin specialty meats, artisan cheeses and award-winning spirits. Only 400 tickets will be sold. Attendees will taste more than 30 Wisconsin State Fair blue-ribbon specialty meats and cheeses, paired with complementary award-winning Wisconsin beers and wines, plus a special State Fair dessert table featuring the fair’s world-famous Cream Puffs.

August

Food, Wine & Wisconsin Cheese at the Eagle River Area Festival of Flavors
August 27, 11 a.m. to August 28, 3 p.m.
The Eagle River Revitalization Program (ERRP) is proud to announce the Eagle River Area Festival of Flavors scheduled for August 27-28, 2011. This premier event will showcase Wisconsin products, local goods and culinary artisans, Wisconsin wineries and cheese producers, plus the healthful aspects of food and fitness.

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