A brief timeline of Fromagination’s evolution…

This is a picture of a presenter for a Fromagination online cheese class


Fromagination receives Wisconsin Bride magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for Best Wedding Catering Idea.

Fromagination conducts online cheese classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fromagination’s Thanks-for-Giving Basket is featured on the Today Show, raising customer donations for Second Harvest of South Central Wisconsin.



Q&A: Fromagination’s Ken Monteleone has a 21st-century cheese shop by Lindsay Christians | The Capital Times


Fromagination launches raclette cheese lunches.  The shop is featured in the December issue of Midwest Living magazine.


Hook’s 20-Year Aged Cheddar cheese is introduced, selling for $209 per pound.  Fromagination some more 20 years than any other retailer.

Introduced a Cheddar flight of 5, 10, 12, 15 and 20-Year-Aged Cheddar.


Fromagination is featured on the cover of Gourmet magazine.

This is a picture of Fromagination owner Ken Monteleone receiving an award.


Fromagination receives “Best Specialty Food Store” award from the Specialty Food Association.

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Hook’s 15-Year Aged Cheddar cheese is introduced – Fromagination sell more than 600 pounds.

Local LGBTQ magazine Our Lives features Fromagination owner Ken Monteleone (“Expand Your Fromagination”) on the cover

Fromagination is featured in the New York Times:  “Push to Chevre:  Wisconsin’s cheese renaissance reached a new high in September when a former Lands’ End merchandise manager opened a shop called Fromagination in Madison, dedicated to showcasing the cheeses of the world (and the state).”



Fromagination opens in Madison; it’s the city’s first cut-to-order cheese shop.

Best of Madison Winner, 2008-2021 Gold, Silver and Bronzer WInners WOne Gold 3 years in a row. 207-2029   Isthmus Favorites 2008-2019

The Best Sandwich in Every State, Featured as the best sandwich in Wisconsin