Wisconsin Cheese Originals: Tickets on sale today to 2015 CheeseTopia festival in Milwaukee

Contact: Jeanne Carpenter, 608-358-7837, [email protected]

Tickets On Sale Today to 2015 CheeseTopia Festival in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Tickets to 2015 CheeseTopia, a cheesemaker festival featuring more than 200 of the best cheeses from around the Great Lakes Region, go on sale today.

CheeseTopia is an annual traveling cheese festival hosted by Wisconsin Cheese Originals that brings the best of the Midwest’s farmstead and artisan cheeses to the heart of major cities. The first annual event debuts at The Pritzlaff Building in Milwaukee on April 12.

Tickets are $25 and go on sale to the public on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. All tickets will be sold in advance. To purchase tickets and view a listing of participating cheesemakers, visit www.wisconsincheeseoriginals.com.

The Pritzlaff Building is the perfect location for the debut of the artisan cheese festival, says Jeanne Carpenter, director of Wisconsin Cheese Originals, as it is a renovated warehouse in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee and celebrates artistry with carved wooden beams, industrial age columns, Victorian era arched windows and gritty cream city brick.

Attendees may sample and purchase cheese from 40 cheesemakers and local artisans. The festival will be open from Noon to 4 p.m. and offer a fun open marketplace atmosphere with cheese samples and a cash bar. Breakout seminars on tasting the eight categories of cheese, as well as pairing cheese with perfect companions, will be offered. Seminars are $30 and are ticketed separately.

While many cheesemakers will sell their products, farmer’s market style, those who don’t have the opportunity to make cheese available for purchase from Larry’s Market. Owners Steve Ehlers and Patty Peterson will set up tables of cheeses for sale at CheeseTopia, bringing a slice of their Brown Deer market to the heart of Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Cheese Originals thanks media sponsor Edible Milwaukee and shopping tote sponsor Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. All attendees will receive a free insulated shopping bag, as well as complimentary issues of Edible Milwaukee and Cheese Connoisseur magazines.

For more information, contact Carpenter, 608-358-7837 or email [email protected]