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.
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.
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.
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
S08 E13 – Kyle and Jessica take on the Bayview of Milwaukee in a day of great food and cocktails.
S08 E12 – Wisconsin Foodie visits Spain with Jessica and Karen Bell to see and taste all it has to offer.
S08 E11 – We explore Organic Valley at the Kickapoo Country Fair and All Seasons Farm and watch Organic Valley turn their milk into butter.
S08 E10 – We explore the world of perch at UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Science and at Wendt’s Fish Fry.
S08 E09 – We celebrate Native American culture at Indian Summer and then are treated to a traditional musky meal made with wild rice.
S08 E08 – It’s all things cheese at Cheesetopia where we check out a bunch of cheeses and then profile LaClare Farms and their amazing goat cheeses.
S08 E07 – Stoney Acres Farm hosts a pizza night with ingredients right from their farm.
S08 E06 – In this episode, we join George Bregar at Company Brewing as he makes a pale ale with fresh, locally sourced hops. Then we celebrate Oktoberfest with Deb and Dan Carey of New Glarus Brewing.
Wisconsin Foodie is organizing Cheesemaker tours this Spring/Summer and we’d like you to join us.
S08 E05 – This week we tour the driftless region and visit Driftless Organics, Viroqua Food Co-Op, and Rooted Spoon.