This month’s featured cheese maker is Sid Cook of Carr Valley Cheese. Carr Valley is arguably Wisconsin’s most prolifically successful cheesemaking company. With over 100 different kinds of dairy products and close to 800 national and international cheesemaking awards, it is hard to view Carr Valley as anything other than incredible. Founded in 1883, Carr…

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An Unconventional Pairing When you think of cheese pairings, you think wine, beer, crackers, preserves, chocolate or olives. Those are all amazing pairings. There is however, a new pairing that has many cheesemongers and other cheese fanatics very excited. Tea and cheese! The idea of pairing tea and cheese is somewhat unconventional. The variance in…

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Kristine Hansen and the Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook featured at Fromagination

Tomorrow in the Fromagination shop we’ll have two guests in to talk to visitors about cooking with cheese…particularly Wisconsin cheeses. Kristine Hansen, author of the newly released “Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook,” will be in the shop from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. to discuss recipes from her book with Landmark Creamery co-founder Anna Thomas Bates.  It should…

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Holiday entertaining from Fromagination

Do you know someone who loves cheese, meats and companions? Do you have family in the Madison area? Do you have kids studying at the University of Wisconsin? Are you looking for the perfect gift for them this holiday season? We have the solution for you. This holiday season, we are offering our you the…

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Fromagination features Funky Fridays

Fromagination does the Day-after-Thanksgiving Happy Hour this evening with great local beer.  Our Funky Friday event this evening welcomes local brewer Karben4, which has a great fan following for its many and interesting products. Tonight’s pairing, created by Fromagination Cheesemonger Shannon, includes some fascinating combinations of Wisconsin cheeses and beers! Chocolate Oatmeal Stout & Espresso…

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Our weekly happy hour – Funky Friday – will have an interesting twist this week: Local ciders. It is mid-October, so apple season is upon us and now’s the time to find out more about local offerings made from some special, locally grown apples. Our staff will welcome visitors from Mineral Point, Wisconsin, where the…

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Andres Becomes a Cheesemaster at Fromagination

Andres started out not knowing much about Wisconsin cheese culture, but now he is a seven-month cheesemonger at Fromagination.   “Well, I didn’t know a whole a lot about cheese,” he said. “I felt like this was a good way really to acquaint myself with the world of cheese.” Andres had already decided why Fromagination was…

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Greg is part of the Fromagination kitchen staff

Greg has been part of the kitchen staff at Fromagination since it opened more than 10 years ago. He was drawn to the shop because of his family legacy in dairy farming. “All of my relatives were dairy farmers when I was a kid. Even when I was a little boy I lived in a…

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Fromagination Cheesemonger Kristi is interviewed by Poetry, our summer staffer.

Kristi is a long-time cheesemonger at Fromagination, starting her cheese sales position two and a half years after the shop opened in 2007. Customer service and finding the best cheese for particular customers is Kristi’s focus. Before Fromagination, she cooked in several restaurants and a private school. But she always wanted to work with dairy….

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Fromagination's Ken Monteleone at the World's Largest Cheese Board 2018

Fromagination assisted with a world record on Wednesday, August 1!  The world’s largest cheese board was assembled in downtown Madison…and we helped! 4,437 pounds of cheese came to the Capitol Square – engineered by Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (formerly the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board) to break the Guinness Book of World Records’ mark, previously set…

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