Wisconsin Artisan Cheesemaker Guild
The Wisconsin Artisan Cheesemaker Guild is a new organization related to Wisconsin Cheese Originals. Like Wisconsin Cheese Originals, the Guild is the brainchild of Wisconsin cheese whiz Jeanne Carpenter, and aims to offer networking and educational opportunities for beginning and current artisan and farmstead cheesemakers.
Here's how it works: currently, the guild is open only to beginning or current artisan or farmstead cheesemakers (future associate memberships for retailers may be added - stay tuned). Guild members pay an annual fee of $150 per company. All employees of member companies are invited to attend or participate in all activities. Some activities, such as specific educational workshops or tours, have additional fees to help cover expenses.