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Door County Creamery / Door County Brewery

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie we travel to Door County to meet with Jesse and Rachel Johnson, owners of Door County Creamery. Door County Creamery is a goat dairy farm and creamery located in Sister Bay. We get a tour of the farm, meet their goats and then make our way back to the creamery to make fresh chevre. After a day of goat wrestling and cheesemaking, we pay a visit to Door County Brewery to meet with Owner John McMahon and discuss why he decided to open a brewery and what we can expect from their brews.

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

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

Fondy Farm / Primrose Csa Farm

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie we focus on the art of the Farm Dinner. First we travel to the Fondy Farm in Port Washington to meet up with Young Kim and a roster of Milwaukee’s best chefs for a 6 course meal utilizing food from the farm and that celebrates the farmers responsible for the food. Then we travel west to past Madison to Primrose CSA farm were Edible Madison is hosting a dinner prepared by Chef Tory Miller and Portland Chef Naomi Pomeroy of “BEAST”. The dinner’s goal is to celebrate the food movement of Southern Wisconsin, shine a national spotlight on our distinct culinary region and raise funds to teach kids vital life skills: how to grow and cook good, nutritious food.

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

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

100 Years of Green County Cheese Days!

Cheese Days Travel to Monroe to celebrate 100 years of Green County Cheese Days! Start off with Limburger and Braunschweiger sandwiches at Baumgartner's Cheese Store and Tavern, and talk with several area master cheesemakers. Discuss the fine art of yodeling with Kerry Christensen, learn how to make the perfect fried cheese curd and end the day with a tour of the town square with Mayor William Ross.

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

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

Westson's Antique Apple Orchard

– Westson's Antique Apple Orchard Visit one of Wisconsin’s original apple orchards, where more than 120 apple varieties, some on the verge of extinction, are treated as art. Tour the orchard with owner Kenneth Weston and his daughter Genevieve, and make cider with Ethan Keller. Follow the cider the New Glarus Brewery, and then visit Apple Sauced, an event hosted by Edible Milwaukee and MKEfoodies.

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

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

Rushing Waters

Kyle Cherek and crew travel to Palmyra, WI to visit Rushing Waters Fisheries, Wisconsin’s largest trout farm nestled on 80 acres of pristine forest and valleys at the edge of the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Peter Fritsch, president of Rushing Waters offers a tour. Kyle makes a noble attempt to catch his own dinner. Later, fish is followed from the pond to the kitchen. Chef Zachary Combs shares his favorite recipes, including Trout Almondine.

Tue, Jan 3 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, Jan 4 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ardent

Chef Justin Carlisle of Ardent Restaurant in Milwaukee discusses his philosophies in the kitchen and how his family impacts the menu. Justin leads a tour of his family’s farm in Sparta, where he gets many of the products for his restaurant, including beef. Gary Craig of Craig's Meat talks about the butcher/family/chef relationship. Kyle meets Justin back in the kitchen for a small tasting menu that reflects his present culinary style that's very much rooted in the past. Finally, after the doors are closed at Ardent, they re-open an hour later as Red Light Ramen, a late night Ramen shop featuring a very traditional style Ramen and untraditional crowd.

Tue, Jan 10 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, Jan 11 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sourdough

Two of Wisconsin’s preeminent sourdough bakers are featured. At Amaranth Bakery in Milwaukee, husband and wife owners David Boucher and Stephanie Shipley talk about their 2006 opening in the Walnut Hill neighborhood, an area once considered a food desert. Nine years later, this small inconspicuous bakery is creating some of the best artisanal sourdough breads in the state. Their amazing made-from-scratch soups and quiches have made it a meeting spot for the community. In Madison, Andrew Hutchison, co-owner of Madison Sourdough goes through the process of making one of their famous sourdough Miche. Andrew also offers a tour of the cafe, new French style patisserie and grain mill

Tue, Jan 17 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, Jan 18 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

Roelli Cheese / Driftless Cafe

Wisconsin Foodie travels to Shullsburg, WI and meets with Chris Roelli of Roelli Cheese. A behind the scenes tour shows the process of making one of Wisconsin’s most unique and innovative cheeses, Dunbarton Blue. In Viroqua, WI, Luke Zahm, owner and chef at the Driftless Cafe prepares two incredible dishes that incorporate Roelli Cheese.

Tue, Jan 24 at 6:30 pm on WTTW Prime

Wed, Jan 25 at 1:00 am on WTTW Prime

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