For the second year in a row, Emmi Roth USA is supporting the Annual Wisconsin Cheese Originals Festival as a marquee sponsor. Hosted by Wisconsin Cheese Originals, a member-based organization dedicated to celebrating Wisconsin artisan cheeses and cheesemakers, the festival will be held Nov. 1-2 in Madison, Wis.
Themed “The Arrival of American Artisan Cheese,” the festival offers attendees the opportunity to meet more than 40 artisan cheesemakers during two days of tours, seminars, dinners and the popular Meet the Cheesemaker Gala on Friday, Nov. 1 at Monona Terrace.
Emmi Roth USA Cheesemaker Israel Gonzalez will be at the gala serving samples of Roth® specialties including Grand Cru® Original, Grand Cru® Reserve, GranQueso®, Buttermilk Blue® and Moody Blue. Plant Manager and Cheese Guru Robert Frie will co-host a cheesemaker dinner with Chris Roelli of Roelli Cheese at The Old Fashioned on Saturday night.
“We are proud to have helped lay the groundwork for the rise of the specialty cheese industry in Wisconsin over the last 20 years,” said Steve Millard, president and CEO of Emmi Roth USA. “Wisconsin Cheese Originals shares our passion for specialty cheeses and we are thrilled to sponsor their festival, which brings together Wisconsin cheesemakers and cheese enthusiasts to celebrate our state’s vibrant cheesemaking industry.”
Visit www.wicheesefest.com for more information or to purchase tickets.