Wisconsin Cheese Festival in November

The Wisconsin Cheese Festival takes place November 9 – 10, 2012. This amazing event provides great opportunities to learn about cheese. This two-day event includes tours, tastings, seminars and dinner featuring cheese.

On Friday night the Cheesemaker Gala offers numerous tastings of specialty cheeses as well as a dozen artisan foods including crackers, preserves and chocolate. Register soon as not many tickets are left.

On Friday, three small group tours are offered. These tours include transportation, lunch and cheese tastings.

  • Tour A: Driftless Cheeses of Wisconsin (Sold Out)
  • Tour B: Green County Cheese & Beer Experience
  • Tour C: Wisconsin Farmstead Dairy Backstage Press

On Saturday a variety of seminars are offered so that people can learn about cheese making and cheese pairings. In the morning the keynote, “Wisconsin Cheese – Past, Present and Future” is presented by Ari Weinzweig from Zingermans. The keynote is followed by lunch and then attendees can choose two of the four seminars to attend.

More information and tickets are available on the Wisconsin Cheese Festival website.

Cheers! Kathy

Olive Oil & Artisan Food Festival on Waiheke Island

View on Waiheke Island, New Zealand

If you will be on the New Zealand’s North Island near the end of November, take a ferry from Auckland

to Waiheke Island to attend the Waiheke Olive & Artisan Food Festival. Buses are available from the ferry to the festival. The festival is November 24 and 25, 2012 at the Rangihoua Estate.

The event celebrates Waiheke’s Extra Virgin Olive Oils and will have more than 10 artisan food producers offering free tastings. Tickets are $15 and children under 12 are free.

Numerous wineries and vineyards are on Waiheke Island. Some have cellar doors (tasting rooms.) Before visiting picturesque Waiheke Island browse the Waiheke Island website. Perhaps your one day at the olive festival will turn into spending two or three days more days on Waiheke Island.