What warms your heart and soul better than a spread of fine Wisconsin cheese? Fill the void that's been consuming these cold winter weeks with an afternoon of exceptional dairy treats at the fifth annual Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest, which will be held at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall on Saturday, Jan. 18.
More than 20 talented Wisconsin cheesemakers will serve samples of their finest curds, wheels, blocks, strings and other creations.
Participating cheesemakers include:
- Capri Cheese (presented by REAP Food Group)
- Cesar's Cheese
- Crème de la Coulee Artisan Cheese
- Crystal Farms
- Decatur Dairy
- Edelweiss Creamery
- Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery
- Emmi Roth USA
- Forgotten Valley Cheese
- Harmony Specialty Dairy Foods
- Holland Family Cheese
- Klondike Cheese Company
- Koepke Family Farms
- Maple Leaf Cheesemakers
- Otter Creek Organic Farm
- Noble View Creamery (presented by Willy Street Co-op)
- PastureLand Cooperative (presented by Willy Street Co-op)
- Renard's Cheese
- Sartori Cheese (presented by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company)
- Sassy Cow Creamery
- Saxon Creamery
- Sugar Brook Farms
Buy your tickets today online or at the following ticket vendor locations: Isthmus Publishing Company, Star Liquor, or any Steve's location. Advance tickets are $40, and premium tickets are $75. And remember, as the fest sells out every year, tickets won't last much longer!
You must be 21 or older to attend.
Need a ride? Union Cab is offering free shuttle rides on the day of the fest from these locations: Great Dane-Downtown at 123 E. Doty St., One Barrel Brewing Company at 2001 Atwood Ave., and Vintage Brewing Company at 674 S. Whitney Way. Shuttles to the fest run in loops from 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m., and shuttles from the fest from 5:30-7:15 p.m. Union Cab is also offering $2 rides to the fest from anywhere in the city, and a discounted ride home.
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The 2014 Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest is sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Wisconsin Brewing Company, Brew & Grow, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Mad City Windows, Union Cab, MINI of Madison, Gorst Valley Hops, Rock Auto, Star Liquor, Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, Great Dane Pub & Brewing, Willy Street Coop, Karben4 Brewing, Glass Nickel Pizza, Tipsy Cow, Conscious Carnivore, Wine & Hop Shop, and One Barrel Brewing Company.