May 10 - Cheesemaker for a Day
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM at Roelli Cheese, Shullsburg, Wis.

Bring your boots and get ready to help craft a vat of Cheddar. We’ll work side-by-side with Cheesemaker Chris Roelli, spending the morning in the cheese plant, followed by lunch and cheese tasting in the Roelli Curing Cellars, a cheese cave constructed into the hillside behind Roelli Cheese. The Cheesemaker for a Day event includes all cheesemaking, lunch, afternoon cheese tasting, and Curing Cellars tour. You provide your own transportation to the cheese factory, located about 90 minutes southwest of Madison, Wis.

May 10 - Cheesemaker for a Day
Buy at $85.00 each

May 13 - Butter Makes Everything Better
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

A few years ago, Wisconsin updated its buttermaking licensing requirements, allowing a new generation of licensed craftsmen and women to make seasonal and artisan butters. Learn and taste four of the best with breads and accompaniments. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

May 13 - Butter Makes Everything Better
Buy at $22.00 each

June 12 - American Farmstead Cheeses
7 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 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

June 12 - American Farmstead Cheeses
Buy at $22.00 each

July 15 - Summer Break: Sassy Cow Ice Cream
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Take a summer break and celebrate national ice cream month with four local ice creams from Sassy Cow Creamery. Learn about the process of making farmstead ice cream and submit an idea for your favorite flavor. We’ll pick the most original and have it custom made for this class. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

July 15 - Summer Break: Sassy Cow Ice Cream
Buy at $22.00 each

August 21 - Pasture-Based Cheeses
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Pasture-grazed cheeses are just one Wisconsin’s claims to fame, thanks to three seasons of green grass perfect for animals to eat. We’ll taste four seasonal cheeses, each made only when animals are grazing on grass. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

August 21 - Pasture-Based Cheeses
Buy at $22.00 each

September 16 - Wisconsin Women Cheesemakers
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

In the past 10 years, more than a dozen women have entered the Wisconsin cheesemaking scene, winning awards and changing the face of American artisan cheese. Taste and hear the stories of four of the best women-inspired cheeses. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

September 16 - Wisconsin Women Cheesemakers
Buy at $22.00 each

October 14 - Amuse Bouche Cheeses
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Looking for the perfect appetizer? Look no further than artisan cheese combined with original ingredients. We’ll learn how to make and taste four unique one-bite appetizers using artisan cheese. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

October 14 - Amuse Bouche Cheeses
Buy at $22.00 each

November 13 - Cheesecake and Dessert Cheeses
7 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Start the evening with cheesecakes made locally. Then continue with tasting and learning about cheeses perfect for dessert. Learn how to make a cheese board for the end of your favorite meal. Limited to 22 attendees, includes glass of wine, beer or beverage.

November 13 - Cheesecake and Dessert Cheeses
Buy at $22.00 each

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