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Gordon Edgar Cheddar Tour / Hooks 20 Year Dinner

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie we celebrate everyone’s favorite cheese, Cheddar! First we profile Gordon Edgar, famous Californian Cheesemonger by day and cheese writer by night. Gordon has come to WI, his second home, with his new book “Cheddar” and tours a group of enthusiasts through some of his favorite cheddar makers Hennings and Widmers. In our second segment, Kyle travels to L Etoile resturant in Madison for a dinner that brings together three of the best chefs in Wisconsin to celebrate Tony Hook’s special 20 year old cheddar. Chef’s Tory Miller, Justin Aprahamian and Justin Carlisle each prepare a course using a different aged cheddar culminating in the big reveal...Hooks 20 year cheddar.

Wed, Aug 31 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Driftless Organics / Rooted Spoon

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie we travel to one of our favorite spots in Wisconsin, the Driftless area. Rolling hills and fertile soils, the Driftless is home to one of the best food scenes in the midwest. We feature Driftless Organics and meet the young farmers responsible for one of the most influential organic farms in the state. Kyle meets farmer Josh Engel and tours their fields finding their way to the acres of sunflowers that Driftless cultivates for oil that can be seen in the brightest kitchens. In our second segment we meet Dani Lind, owner of the Rooted Spoon popup and wife of Driftless Organics farmer Mike Lind. Dani cooks a very special monthly dinner inspired by a different region. This dinner is inspired by the flavors of Portugal but utilizes ingredients from Driftless Organics and other nearby purveyors.

Tue, Sep 6 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, Sep 7 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

New Glarus Oktoberfest / Co. Brewing Hops

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie we are able to cross an item from our bucket list, spend the day in New Glarus with Deb and Dan Carey of New Glarus Brewery for Oktoberfest. Jessica Bell meets up with Deb and Dan at their home as they prepare for Oktoberfest, lederhosen and all. As the honorary hosts of the New Glarus Oktoberfest they tap two wooden kegs of staghorn and pass it out to the rabid fans. In the second segment we profile an upstart brewer with big plans of his own. George Bregar of Company Brewing is new to the neighborhood of Riverwest in Milwaukee and to give back to the community he plans to brew a special beer utilizing backyard hops from his neighbors.

Tue, Sep 13 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, Sep 14 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Stoney Acres

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie we profile a new wave of farming, from multigenerational farming roots to first generation pizza making. Kyle visits Stoney Acre Farm in Central Wi. We meet a young family that has decided to stay on the family farm but try something totally different, a pizza farm. To compliment their CSA program, every friday night in season the family opens their farm to the public for a popup pizza shop on the farm. From the crust to the veggies, everything comes from the farm. Utilizing two brick ovens that living outside they have taught themselves the art of pizza making and the community has taken notice as hundreds of people come out each Friday.

Tue, Sep 20 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, Sep 21 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Cheesetopia / Laclare Cheese

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie we feature a festival that beats all festivals (for cheese) Cheesetopia. Cheesetopia is an event created by Cheesemonger and overall Cheese geek, Jeanne Carpenter, that showcases the best of the best in Midwest cheeses. Kyle crashes the first ever party, meets some of our favorite Wisconsin cheesemakers and tries some award winning cheese. At the event Kyle meets one cheesemaker in particular, Katie Furman of LaClare farms. Katie is in her twenties and becoming one of the most awarded cheesemakers in Wisconsin for goat cheese, most recently winning runner up for Best Cheese in America. Kyle hits the road to visit, tour and indulge in some of the award winning cheese coming from LaClare farm and get some perspective on what makes their cheese so special.

Tue, Sep 27 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, Sep 28 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

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