December 9 - Ultimate Wisconsin Cheddar Throwdown
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

A new era of Wisconsin Cheddar has emerged in the past decade, with more cheesemakers moving to artisan aged and bandaged Cheddars. We’ll 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 9 - Ultimate Wisconsin Cheddar Throwdown
Buy at $22.00 each SOLD OUT
Season Pass: 2015 American Artisan Cheese Series
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Special offer through January 1, 2015: purchase a season pass to all 12 classes in the 2015 American Artisan Cheese Series, and get two classes for free! Classes range from tasting and learning about bloomy rind and sheep’s milk cheeses, to pairing honey and charcuterie with your favorites, to learning what it takes to be an official cheese judge. Makes the perfect gift for your cheese geek friends!

Season Pass: 2015 American Artisan Cheese Series
Buy at $220.00 each SOLD OUT
January 20 - Tasting the Eight Categories of Cheese
7 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 your very own cheese board of eight American artisanal cheeses, learning the story and characteristics of each. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

January 20 - Tasting the Eight Categories of Cheese
Buy at $22.00 each SOLD OUT
February 19 - Relishing the Rind
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

To eat or not to eat? ‘Tis the age-old question of cheese rinds. Explore the different types of cheese rinds: bloomy, ash, and washed, taste exquisite examples of each, and learn what cheesemakers must undertake to create a beautiful rind. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

February 19 - Relishing the Rind
Buy at $22.00 each
March 24 - March Madness: American Originals
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

The United States is home to some of the most innovative cheesemakers in the world. We’ll taste four original cheeses dreamt up by cheesemakers either through sheer genius or, more often, by mistake. Hear the stories of what it takes to create an award-winning American Original. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

March 24 - March Madness: American Originals
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April 21 - U.S. Champion Cheeses
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

With the United States Championship Cheese Contest held in Wisconsin just one month prior to this class, we’ll taste and learn the stories of four American gold medal winning cheeses. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

April 21 - U.S. Champion Cheeses
Buy at $22.00 each
May 21 - You Be the (Cheese) Judge
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

American Cheese Society Judge Patty Peterson from Milwaukee joins this class and walks attendees through an official cheese judging session. She’ll teach the basics, and then let YOU be the judge with a blind tasting, official score sheets, and lots of fun. Taste both Wisconsin and American award-winning cheeses. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

May 21 - You Be the (Cheese) Judge
Buy at $22.00 each
June 16 - American Sheep's Milk Cheeses
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Nutty, rich and rare: sheep’s milk cheeses date back thousands of years, with perhaps the most famous sheep’s milk cheese being Roquefort. Taste four American and International sheep’s milk cheeses and learn what makes this category of cheese extra special. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

June 16 - American Sheep's Milk Cheeses
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July 21 - Brie & Bubbly
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Summer is high season for artisan brie and bloomy rind cheeses, as animals are in full milk production mode and cheesemakers have plenty of milk to create luscious, creamy beautiful bloomies for us to enjoy. Taste four brie and camembert-style cheeses and enjoy a glass of bubbly with each! Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

July 21 - Brie & Bubbly
Buy at $22.00 each
August 18 - Perfect Pairings
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

From chocolate to spiced pecans to honey, more artisan food makers are crafting perfect accompaniments to cheese. We’ll taste four different perfect pairings and learn why certain foods pair better with cheese than others. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

August 18 - Perfect Pairings
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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
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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
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
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