September 24: Stinky Cheeses
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Americans are become more sophisticated when it comes to big, bold cheeses that can smell up a room and washed rind cheese is one of the fastest growing categories of artisan cheese. We’ll taste four washed-rind beauties whose bark is often much different than their bite. Get it past your nose, and stinky cheese may just become your new favorite. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

September 24: Stinky Cheeses
Buy at $22.00 each
October 22 - Virtual Road Trip: Cheeses of Switzerland
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Having just returned from leading a 10-day tour exploring the cheeses of Switzerland, Jeanne will introduce you to four of her new favorite Swiss cheeses and tell the stories of Alpine cheesemaking. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

October 22 - Virtual Road Trip: Cheeses of Switzerland
Buy at $22.00 each SOLD OUT
November 10 - Charcuterie & Cheese
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Artisanal cured meats and hand-crafted cheeses are a natural pairing in the world of good food. Taste three original pairings of local, award-winning charcuterie and Wisconsin cheeses. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

November 10 - Charcuterie & Cheese
Buy at $22.00 each SOLD OUT
December 8 - Ultimate Cheddar Cheese Flight
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

End the year on a high note, with a vertical cheddar cheese flight. You’ll learn about a new era of Wisconsin Cheddar emerging, with cheesemakers crafting aged and bandaged Cheddars. Taste three aged Cheddars from one to 15 years, as well as a reserve Bandaged Cheddar. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

December 8 - Ultimate Cheddar Cheese Flight
Buy at $22.00 each SOLD OUT
Season Pass: 2016 American Artisan Cheese Series
Sundays at 6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Special offer through January 1, 2016: purchase a season pass to all 12 classes in the 2016 American Artisan Cheese Series, and get two classes for free! Classes range from tasting and learning about bloomy rind and blue cheeses, to discovering farmstead and pasture-grazed cheeses, to learning why Cheddars produced in different parts of the country taste significantly different. Makes the perfect gift for your favorite cheese geek!

Season Pass: 2016 American Artisan Cheese Series
Buy at $220.00 each
January 10 - Tasting the Eight Categories of Cheese
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Start out the year with a refresher course on the eight different types of cheese – fresh, semi-soft, soft ripened, surface-ripened, semi-hard, aged, washed rind, and blue. Learn and taste your way through a cheese board of eight American artisanal cheeses, learning the story and characteristics of each. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

January 10 - Tasting the Eight Categories of Cheese
Buy at $22.00 each
February 21 - Gourmet Grilled Cheese
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Warm up our long Wisconsin winter with a taste of four grilled cheeses. We’ll start with learning the art of making a basic great grilled cheese sandwich, and then shake things up with three variations of gourmet grilled cheese with a variety of ingredients. Bacon will mostly likely make a guest appearance. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

February 21 - Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Buy at $22.00 each
March 13 - Demystifying Swiss Cheese
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Swiss, Baby Swiss, Emmental, Gruyere – what’s the difference between Swiss cheeses? Learn the history of how cheesemaking in Switzerland has changed in the past 40 years, and taste some of the best Swiss-style cheeses made today in both Switzerland and America. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

March 13 - Demystifying Swiss Cheese
Buy at $22.00 each
April 17 - Blue-Veined Cheeses & Perfect Pairings
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Taste four of the world’s best blue cheeses, each paired with a different companion of honey, fresh pear or nut brittle. Learn the mystery behind blue cheesemaking, and what makes one blue taste different from another. If you think you don’t like veined cheese, we may change your mind with this evening of perfect pairings. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

April 17 - Blue-Veined Cheeses & Perfect Pairings
Buy at $22.00 each
May 8 - Mother’s Day Evening: Celebrating Wisconsin Women Cheesemakers
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

More Wisconsin women cheesemakers are winning top prizes at international and national contests than ever before. So do women make better cheese? We’ll find out by tasting four of the best women-crafted cheeses in Wisconsin. Treat Mom to a glass of Moscato d’Asti and an evening filled with good cheese. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

May 8 - Mother’s Day Evening: Celebrating Wisconsin Women Cheesemakers
Buy at $22.00 each
June 12 - American Farmstead Cheeses
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Perhaps some of the most eye-appealing and palate-pleasing cheeses are those hand-crafted on the same farm as where the animals are milked.  Learn the stories and taste four of the best farmstead cheeses made in America today. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

June 12 - American Farmstead Cheeses
Buy at $22.00 each
July 10 - Cheeses Soaked in Beer, Wine and Spirits, Oh My!
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

A category once limited to classic Trappist cheeses of yore has expanded into an array of American original cheeses soaked in beer, wine, and assorted spirits.  A new trend in Wisconsin, these cheeses are winning championships with their unique look and taste. Taste four of our favorites. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

July 10 - Cheeses Soaked in Beer, Wine and Spirits, Oh My!
Buy at $22.00 each
August 14 - Last Days of Summer: Pasture-Grazed Cheeses
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Cheeses made only when cows are eating grass are just one of Wisconsin’s growing claims to fame, thanks to a climate that boasts three seasons capable of producing lush grass perfect for animals to eat. Taste four seasonal cheeses and see if you can taste the difference grass makes. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

August 14 - Last Days of Summer: Pasture-Grazed Cheeses
Buy at $22.00 each
September 11, 2016: Next Generation: Bloomy-Rind Cheeses
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

In America, classic French-style Brie and Camembert are giving way to funky, new American Original bloomy-rind cheeses. Try four new styles of this classic category and see how they stack up against your favorite Brie. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

September 11, 2016: Next Generation: Bloomy-Rind Cheeses
Buy at $22.00 each
October 9, 2016 - The Art of Affinage
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

There are three main components to producing an outstanding cheese: the milk, the cheesemaker, and the affineur. Learn how American cheesemakers are following the European tradition of cave-aging cheese; then taste four of the best. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

October 9, 2016 - The Art of Affinage
Buy at $22.00 each
November 13, 2016 - Wisconsin Sheep & Goat Milk Cheeses
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Dairy sheep and dairy goats produce significantly different milk components than cows. Learn why these small ruminants are becoming more popular in Wisconsin, and taste four cheeses that expertly demonstrate the uniqueness of sheep and goat milk. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

November 13, 2016 - Wisconsin Sheep & Goat Milk Cheeses
Buy at $22.00 each
December 11, 2016 - A New Age of American Cheddar
6 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Learn why Cheddars produced in different parts of the country taste significantly different, and discover an emerging era of Wisconsin super-aged and bandaged Cheddar. You’ll taste five Cheddars ranging from one to 15 years old. Limited to 25 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

December 11, 2016 - A New Age of American Cheddar
Buy at $22.00 each