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S08 E04 – In this episode, we tour Henning’s and Widmer’s cheese with Gordon Edgar, and then we enjoy a dinner at L’Etoile to celebrate Hook’s 20 Year Cheddar.


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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, along with Cheese Underground’s Jeanne Carpenter, through some of his favorite cheddar makers Hennings and Widmers.

 

 

 

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Buy “Cheddar” by Gordon Edgar here!

 

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Jeanne Carpenter

 

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In our second segment Kyle travels to L’Etoile restaurant 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 of Sanford and Justin Carlisle of Ardent, each prepare a course using a different aged cheddar culminating in the big reveal… Hook’s 20 year cheddar.

 

 

 

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S08 E04 – Gordon Edgar Cheddar Tour | Hook’s 20 Year Dinner

Episode airs: 1/28/16
Station: Wisconsin Public Television, Milwaukee Public Television
Radio Tower Productions

Director/Producer: Arthur Ircink
Host: Kyle Cherek
Camera: Jim Michaels, Nelson Schneider, Arthur Ircink, Dan Peters
Edit: Nelson Schneider, Arthur Ircink

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