Category: Wisconsin Life

Fresh Blueberry Pie and Blueberry Haven

Fresh Blueberry Pie and Blueberry Haven

Fresh Blueberry Pie and Blueberry Haven Today my daughter and grandkids went to Blueberry Haven to pick us some fresh blueberries. Something none of us have done before. We have partaken in strawberry picking but with this old, osteoporosis back, strawberry picking is a thing 

Farm Stand Produce Has Arrived

Fresh Farm Stand Produce Farm Stand Produce Has Arrived! It’s that time of year again! Time to hit the farm stands and farmer’s markets. This past week was my first trip back to my favorite farm stand since last October. Living in Wisconsin where local and fresh 

What is Cheeselandia and Why Join?

What is Cheeselandia and Why Join?

What is Cheeselandia and Why Join?

what is cheeselandia

What is Cheeselandia and Why Join?

“Cheeselandia is a community for loud and proud cheese lovers, brought to life by Wisconsin Cheese. While you won’t find it listed on any map, the spirit of Cheeselandia is rooted in the tenacity, ingenuity and creativity of Wisconsin’s cheese industry. From dairy farmers and cheesemakers to cheese enthusiasts and cheese party hosts, Cheeselandia is a celebration and collaboration that proves the story of Wisconsin Cheese is about so much more than a single state.” What is Cheeselandia and Why Join?

 

Become An Official Cheeselandian

Whether you’re looking to learn about Wisconsin specialty cheeses, see how to build a brag-worthy cheese board, read up on your favorite Wisconsin cheesemaker or find a way to bring a piece of Cheeselandia home, you’re in the right place.

  • Visit Cheeselandia and sign up to become an official Cheeselandian. Simply sign up using your first and last name and email address. Answer a few questions such as: “What’s your favorite type of cheese:)” Shortly thereafter, you will receive an email confirmation link. Click the link and that’s it! You’re ready to rock ‘n roll.
  • In a few weeks, you’ll receive your Welcome Box. In it you’ll find 4 to 6 different cheeses and a few special surprises. Like a cutting board and insulated wine cup.
  • Once a month after that, you’ll receive an email from Cheeselandia with information on the next Virtual Cheesecation. You will need to sign up ASAP. Only 300 slots are open and once they’re filled you have to wait until the next month to sign up for that months Virtual Cheesecation. The month of July filled up in 22 minutes
  • Take a Cheesecation and join us. That’s exactly what I did! It’s easy, tasty and best of all, FUN!

what is cheeselandia

What Type of Cheese Did  Received

Cheeselandia not only sends you cheese but lots of other cool stuff too. Like a cheeselandia cutting board for cutting cheese, an insulated wine cooler to keep your wine cool and an insulated bag to tote your cheese. What cheese did I receive?

  • 6 oz Dill Havarti Cheese. A smooth and buttery cheese with a hint of dill. Buholzer Brothers
  • Brun-UUSTO. Brunkow’s Baked Cheese with Smoked Bacon. Juustoleipa in Finland and Sweden, translates to “bread cheese.” The cheese is baked to form a tasty crust, similar to toasted bread. Brunkow’s Baked Cheese
  • 6 oz Cello Copper Kettle Cheese. Rich, Nutty Flavor with Fruity Notes, With A Distinctive Cooked Caramel Finish. Cello Copper Kettle Cheese
  • 6 oz Maple Leaf Cheese. English Hollow Cheddar Cheese Maple Leaf Cheese

Fun, Cheesy Things to Do

  • Meet Cheesemaker. Wisconsin cheesemakers are master storytellers, but you won’t find their work printed on paper. Instead, they tell their stories through the seasons, one cheese, rind, wheel, curd and nibble at a time. Get to know a few of our most famous residents and the people who make them.
  • Visit A State Fair. A few years back when I went to my very first Wisconsin State Fair, I was amazed at how willing farmers and cheesemakers were to talk about their craft. Attending County Fairs or State Fairs are a great way to meet cheesemakers and farmers. Stopping by one of the many ‘cheese stores or factories’ located throughout the great state of Wisconsin and chat with any of the cheesemakers.
  • Review A Recipe If you’ve got great taste, this is an opportunity to put your culinary prowess to the test. Check out Grate. Pair. Share. Then join Wisconsin Cheese’s VIP team of recipe reviewers. The recipe we reviewed was: Fresh Berry Bruschetta. The recipe on Cheeselandia called for using fresh blackberries but we went with fresh blueberries instead. The reason being, the blueberries looked so much fresher than the blackberries.
  • Recipe Recommendation We also made our own balsamic vinegar glaze instead of using a commercial brand as the recipe suggested. If you have balsamic vinegar at home and a little honey, sugar or brown sugar, I highly suggest making your own glaze. It’s super easy and far more delicious than bottled but hey, l’m all for using convenient products!!

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