We received an advance copy of the first annual 2011 Portrait of a Wisconsin Artisan Cheesemaker calendar yesterday thanks to Jeanne Carpenter of the popular blog Cheese Underground.  It was a pleasant surprise to see Andy Hatch on the cover with half a wheel of Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese.  For those of you who may not know, he is pretty much a rockstar in the cheese world right now plus we like the fact that he lives in our area.  The calendar features a cheesemaker for every month, a description of their craft, and some drool inducing pictures of cheese.  It’s never to early to start thinking about the holidays.  This would make a perfect gift for the cheese lover(s) in your life.  Don’t forget to buy some cheese (perhaps one for every month) to go along with it!  I know I would love it 🙂 

To order, visit the Wisconsin Cheese Originals website, an organization that celebrates Wisconsin artisan cheese (founded by Jeanne).  SALE starts in SEPTEMBER for $19.95.  A portion of all the calendar proceeds will go toward an annual $2,500 Wisconsin Licensed Cheesemaker Scholarship.


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