The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual event for holiday shoppers is this weekend, November 18 & 19, in downtown Madison.

The MMoCA Art & Gift Fair will feature many booths with gifts, art, and food!

Come downtown and have a look at the beautiful offerings.  Order some artisan cheese gift sets while you’re there.

For more information, see the MMoCA fair page.


Friday, June 9, will be a great sampling day at Fromagination…for meat lovers.  From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Nueske’s Meats will be offer samples of it Summer Sausage (made from beef and pork) and its Liver Pate.

Nueske’s is another local food producer that Fromagination is proud to feature along with our many Wisconsin artisan cheese producers.

Nueske’s has been based in Wittenberg, Wisconsin for more than 80 years.  (Wittenberg is in Shawano County, and northwest of Green Bay, southeast of Wausau.)  Wilhelm Nueske learned to smoke meat in Europe, and his family began to sell cured meats in northern Wisconsin in 1933.

We use Nueske’s smoked turkey in our Signature Sandwich and Pasture Harvest sandwich, and its ham in our Munster Mash sandwich.

Stop in Friday for lunch and meet Megan from Nueske’s…who can tell you all about Summer Sausage, and other tasty meats from up north.


A great, organic annual event in Madison takes place on the longest day of the year.  Lucky for us, Fromagination has an outdoor patio with chairs and tables…and musicians on June 21.

Make Music Madison happens on a Wednesday this year, and we’re ready with a great line-up of local musicians who will serenade our cheese-loving clientele and passers-by.

But Make Music Day is not unique to Madison, or even the United States!  It began in France…like a lot of cheese we know about at Fromagination: http://www.makemusicday.org/

This year we have six acts, including a singer/songwriter, old time fiddle music, an six-string electric bassist, a jazz/blues trio, Irish/Scottish instrumental folk, and a soloist who’s performed at the American Folk Life Center.

Fromagination’s line-up for 2017:

  • Traditional Frequency – 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Jason Moon – 11:00-12 noon
  • Josh Cohen – 12 noon-1:30 p.m.
  • The No-Name Stringband – 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Dave Cofell – 2:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Polimorphic – 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Bringing Raclette to State Street

The May 11 Madison Night Market featured Fromagination’s raclette machines melting the Alpine cheese for hungry market attendees…until we sold out.  Well before 11:00 p.m, unfortunately.

The Night Market, kicked by Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, is a new feature for the downtown events calendar this summer.  And the food at the first Night Market was plentiful and varied.

We’ll follow that up Thursday, June 8, with the second Night Market.  Look for the Fromagination table near State and Gilman streets to get your Alpine cheese on!


One of Wisconsin’s most famous artisan cheeses will be front-and-center in the Fromagination shop on Saturday, May 13.

Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese, made in Dodgeville, Wisconsin by Uplands Cheese, will be offered in samples from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

An Alpine-style cheese that is made from cow milk derived from a dairy herd eating spring and summer grass in a very specific area, Pleasant Ridge possesses a unique flavor profile.

It is the only cheese that has won the Best in Show Award at both the American Cheese Society competition and the World Cheese Championship Contest.

Come in and try a Wisconsin cheese with a specific “terroir” (soil, climate, topography – environmental factors that give it specific flavors).



Fromagination is participating in Madison’s Craft Beer Week, hosting or helping to host 3 events.

“Isn’t celebrating beer something done in Madison 365 days a year?” you ask.  Well, yes, but this is CRAFT Beer Week – it tastes better

Come out and have fun.

More information is available www.madbeerweek.com



Fromagination stays open late to offer delicious, gooey raclette!

Our raclette machine melts the famous cheese over bread…and you can try a local beer or wine with it.

Fromagination, 12 South Carroll Street, across from the Capitol, and next to the Park Hotel.

Hang out later on Friday after work, and have the cheesiest Happy Hour in Madison.

Call 608-255-2430 for more information.