It must be nearing spring in Wisconsin - cheese event coordinators are emerging from the affinage closet to organize new events almost weekly. The newest announcement involves craft beers as well. Sounds like a win-win to me.
Here are the details: Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast is hosting a "Tasting of Craft Beers -- Pairing With Wisconsin Artisanal Cheeses" on Sunday, March 18 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Milwaukee Public Market. Cost is $10 at the door.
Wisconsin artisan cheeses to be featured include: Widmer's Cheese, Natural Valley, Chalet Cheese, Edelweiss Graziers, Montfort Bleu and Penterman's Holland Family Cheese.
Wisconsin beers will be represented as well - with brews from Capital Brewery, Grumpy Troll, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee Ale House, New Glarus, Sprecher Brewery and Tyranena.
Tasting notes will be provided by Lucy Saunders, editor of beercook.com. Check out her beer pairings with cheeses - this is especially good. Lucy is also apparently going to be signing copies of her new book --Grilling With Beer. Hmmm, I may have just found my husband's next birthday present ...
On a related note, if you're looking for a tour guide map that lists Wisconsin's breweries, wineries and cheese plants offering tours, request one here. After all, it's only a matter of time until the snow melts and Wisconsinites once again hit the road in quest of cheese.