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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Fromagination has a teenage staff this summer

In the summertime, our shop can be very busy with our normal customers and tourists on vacations or students on summer break. This summer Fromagination put together a teenage staff to help in the shop and business office. Teen staff member Meriem – who began at Fromagination in 2017 – chose to work at the…

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Thrillist Visits Fromagination!

Have a look below at the results! https://www.thrillist.com/videos/eat/nation/fromagination In May, Fromagination had a visit from the travel and entertainment news source Thrillist.  That prompted us to do a Wisconsin artisan cheese “short-course” for our visitors. Two of our cheesemongers, Shannon and Jeff, talked to the Thrillisters about “stories you can taste”…the animals, people, land and…

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Fromagination features a Mother's Day cheese board

This spring has already had such an interesting rhythm. A perfect combination of sprinting to get as much done as humanly possible in the span of 24 (or 48 or 72) hours followed by enough rain to give us time to recover. We’re able to keep busy while also able to stay (reasonably) sane which…

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Fromagination hosts Alice in Dairyland!

On Saturday, May 12, Alice in Dairyland will visit the Fromagination shop. You may be familiar with Alice in Wonderland…but might ask, “Who is Alice in Dairyland?” Good question.  Here in Wisconsin – “America’s Dairyland,” according to our vehicle license plates – there is a public relations professional employed annually to promote state agriculture.  This…

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A Spring Cheese Board

Easter is such a tricky time of year for us. We treasure time with family and love any reason to get together but late March and early April is so weird for us farmers. We’ve passed the winter resting phase where the work doesn’t necessarily slow down, but is way more in our control. Paperwork,…

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World Championship Cheese Contest 2018 - Fromagination

The judges are back, in their white coats and holding their clipboards.  You just better hope the contestants don’t sweat. It’s back.  The World Championship Cheese Contest has returned to Madison this week for the 2018 duke-it-out between some 3400 Goudas, Cheddars, Blues and more, including some yogurts.  If you’ve never attended this Olympics of…

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