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Join Jeanne Carpenter, American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, for a variety of fun and educational tasting classes.

January 6: Wine & Cheese of France - Regional Pairings
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Taste and learn about exquisite French wine and cheeses, taste four regional pairings, and hear the stories of each from cheese gurus Sara Hill, an inducted member of the Guilde Internationale Des Fromagers & Jeanne Carpenter, an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional. Both women have traveled extensively and visited cheesemakers and winemakers in France. You'll leave with a better understanding of terroir, or taste of place, and enjoy the magic of pairing the perfect wine with the perfect cheese. Ooh-la-la!

Buy at $29.00 each
February 10: Best of Wisconsin Cheese & Beer Pairings
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Wisconsin Craft beer and Wisconsin artisan cheese: could there be a more perfect pairing on a Sunday night in America's Dairyland? You'll taste four Wisconsin beers and four Wisconsin cheeses, and then learn the secrets of pairing two of Wisconsin's favorite food groups. Your guides are Sara Hill, an inducted member of the Guilde Internationale Des Fromagers & Jeanne Carpenter, an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional. 

Buy at $29.00 each
March 3: Blue Cheese & Port - Made for Each Other
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Pairing Port and cheese is a classic food and wine combination, but have you paired Port with Blue Cheese? Brace yourself for magical goodness. Taste four blues and four Port wines with your guides are Sara Hill, an inducted member of the Guilde Internationale Des Fromagers & Jeanne Carpenter, an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional. 

Buy at $29.00 each
April 7: Wine & Cheese of Spain - Regional Pairings
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Spanish cheeses and wines are lesser known in America than their French or Italian counterparts, but that doesn't mean they aren't just as good. Your guides: Sara Hill, an inducted member of the Guilde Internationale Des Fromagers & Jeanne Carpenter, an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, have each traveled and visited many cheesemakers and winemakers in Spain. They bring their experiences and expertise to the evening.

Buy at $29.00 each
June 9: Cheeses of England
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

England, much like America, is experiencing a renaissance in farmstead and artisan cheese, with much of the inspiration and credit going to the experts at Neal's Yard Dairy, master affineurs in London. Your guides: Sara Hill, an inducted member of the Guilde Internationale Des Fromagers & Jeanne Carpenter, an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, have each traveled and visited different cheesemakers and Neal's Yard Dairy in England. Hear their experiences as you taste four English cheeses. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer of your choosing.

Buy at $25.00 each
July 21: Sheep Milk Cheese of Wisconsin
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

It's hard to believe the American dairy sheep industry is less than 30 years old, and that Wisconsin sheep milk cheeses have only come of age in the last generation. Your guides: Sara Hill, an inducted member of the Guilde Internationale Des Fromagers & Jeanne Carpenter, an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, present four of their favorite sheep milk cheeses. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer of your choosing.

Buy at $25.00 each
August 11: Wine & Cheese of Italy - Regional Pairings
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Four years ago, your guides: Sara Hill, an inducted member of the Guilde Internationale Des Fromagers & Jeanne Carpenter, an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, spent 10 days visiting cheesemakers and winemakers together in Italy, learning ancient stories of cheesemaking and winemaking. Since then, they've put together countless pairings of Italian foods. Join them this evening and taste four Italian wines, each perfectly paired with four different Italian cheeses.

Buy at $29.00 each
September 22: Mixed Milk Cheeses of Wisconsin
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Taste the complexity and hear the origin stories of four Wisconsin Original mixed milk cheeses, each crafted from the milk of goats, cows and/or sheep. Your guides are Sara Hill, an inducted member of the Guilde Internationale Des Fromagers & Jeanne Carpenter, an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer of your choosing.

Buy at $25.00 each
October 20: American Cave Aged Cheddar
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Learn and taste the distinct flavor differences in five American aged cheddars, each aged in either a cave-like environment or an underground cellar. Your guides are Sara Hill, an inducted member of the Guilde Internationale Des Fromagers & Jeanne Carpenter, an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer of your choosing.

Buy at $25.00 each
November 17: Understanding & Entertaining with Triple Cream Brie
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

With the holiday season fast approaching, it's the perfect time to taste and learn the different in Brie, Camembert and Triple-Cream Cheeses. Your guides are Sara Hill, an inducted member of the Guilde Internationale Des Fromagers & Jeanne Carpenter, an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer of your choosing.

Buy at $25.00 each
December 8: Cheese Duel - Wisconsin Vs. European Cheeses
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N Main St, Oregon, WI

Old World favorites versus New World upstarts: you'll taste and compare six cheeses in three different styles. Your guides are Sara Hill, an inducted member of the Guilde Internationale Des Fromagers & Jeanne Carpenter, an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer of your choosing.

Buy at $25.00 each