Cheesy April Events by Guest Blogger Annette Mindermann

Ashlee Grilled cheese tasting
Ashlee Glowicki our #1 Grilled Cheese tester at the office today!
Pulled Pork Grilled Chz
Asian Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese! Ready for the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Competition!

April has brought us some beautiful spring weather here in Monroe and we here at Maple Leaf Cheese could not be happier!

This is a big month for us with cheese shows and the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship coming up this Saturday April 18th in Dodgeville Wisconsin.  The Grilled Cheese cook offs start at 11:00 at Harris Park.  It’s free to get in and so worth the drive so come and check out this awesome event!  There will be many vendors there selling cheese and cheese related items along with fabulous food vendors, Spurgeon Winery wines and Potosi beer along with live music!  We hope to see you there!  Come visit our booth and watch me compete in the grilled cheese contest!

We had a wonderful day at Cheesetopia 2015 in Milwaukee last Sunday.  It was held at a beautiful venue in the historic Pritzlaff building in downtown Milwaukee.  700 privileged ticket holders were left to wander the building and sample some of the best Artisan Cheeses the Midwest has to offer.  Each booth also had their Cheesemaker on hand to answer any questions attendees may have had.  Our very own Cheesemaker William Knox was there along with his buddy  Jacob Huffman who joined us from the Caves of Fairibault in Minnesota to engage the crowd.  We thank Jeanne Carpenter of Wisconsin Cheese Originals for this amazing event and were honored to be a part of it.  Next year Cheesetopia heads to Chicago to spread more cheese love!

Our final event for April will be on Saturday April 25th at State Fair Park in Wauwatosa Wisconsin.  This is the Shepard Express Stein and Dine event and it is sure to be hoot!  Tickets are still on sale through Shepard Express so check out their website.  There will be a plethora of Craft Beer vendors and Wisconsin Artisan Cheese vendors.  Last year there were over 3000 attendees.  So get your tickets and come celebrate with us!

We hope you can make it out for one of these great foodie events!

Happy Spring!

And “That’s the Whey it is”!


Wis grilled cheese Comp
Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Competition 2014



William Knox  Jacob Huffman & Meghan Schramer Cheesetopia 2015







Fred and Annette Cheddar shots pic
Fred  & Annette Ready for Grilled Cheese Championship!