August Dairy News
Meuer Farm to Table - Airs week of August 4th
Much of the food that we eat gets its start on a farm of some sort. Meuer Farms offers local consumers the opportunity to learn about the foods they're eating, right at the farm.
Mobile Cheese – Airs week of August 11th
The mobile food truck phenomenon is showing no signs of slowing down, and two cheesy options have joined the fray. We visit a grilled cheese cart and a mobile cheese curd truck that showcase some of the best Wisconsin has to offer.
Herricks Discovery Farm - Airs week of August 18th
For over a decade the UW Discovery Farms Program has been helping farmers implement the best environmental management practices suitable for their particular situation to get the best value from their farming operations. We visit the Herricks Farm to see what they're doing to preserve their land for future generations.
Cheese Days 100th Anniversary - Airs week of August 25th
Not every Wisconsin festival can boast being around for 100 years, but Green County Cheese Days can! You'll get a preview of some of the fun in store at this year's celebration.
July Dairy News
LaCoppa Gelato - Airs week of July 7th
July is Ice Cream Month, and in honor of that we're exploring one of the latest trends in frozen summer treats, Gelato. We visit a shop in Madison that's serving Italy's chilliest treat!
Marieke's New Store - Airs week of July 14th
Holland's Family Cheese has made its home in Thorp, Wisconsin for seven years, but was little known to locals. A new location off Highway 29 is re-introducing the business to new consumers.
100 Years of 4-H - Airs week of July 21st
Wisconsin will spend 2014 celebrating 100 years of hands-on learning and leadership for young people through 4-H Youth Development programs. We head to Walworth County to meet two women who have decades of experience with the 4-H program.
Renard's Master Cheesemaker – Airs week of July 28th
In 2014 four cheesemakers joined the elite rank as Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers by earning their certification after completing the only advanced training course of its kind in the nation. Meet Chris Renard, Door County's newest Master Cheesemaker!
Summer Issue of Grate. Pair. Share. Available
This summer, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board's Grate. Pair. Share. online magazine is dedicated to fresh entertaining ideas and innovative recipes that celebrate summer dining and seasonal flavors.
The new summer issue highlights perfect pairings – the secret to no-hassle entertaining. Whether it's fresh ricotta and honey with a tall glass of peppermint iced tea, grilled camembert with cherries or a simple cheddar-blue beer spread with pretzel chips and an ice cold beer, the right pairings make it easy to put together an enviable spread in no time.
The issue also celebrates classic dishes by adding a fresh and flavorful twist. Traditional ball-park snacks, deviled eggs and potato salad are all updated with new, inventive flavors.
To view the new issue, visit GratePairShare.com.
Celebrate Dairy All Month Long!
National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It was initially created to stabilize the dairy demand when production was at a surplus, but has now developed into an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions the dairy industry has made to the world. After the National Dairy Council stepped in to promote the cause, the name soon changed to "Dairy Month."
For June Dairy Month events near you and throughout the state, visit www.DairyDaysofSummer.com.
June 2 - Great American Milk Drive - One in six Americans faces hunger. We're highlighting an effort to get milk into the hands of those who really need it.
June 9 - Farmers under the age of 40 are nominated each year to represent Wisconsin at the national level for the title of National Outstanding Young Farmer. Meet this year's state winner, Todd Augustian.
June 16 - We're shining a light on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as it celebrates 125 years of research, teaching, and outreach.
June 23 - The Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Program celebrates 20 years of elevating the skills of outstanding Wisconsin cheesemakers.
June 30 - Hear from founders Craig and Lea Culver about opening their 500th restaurant as they celebrate 30 years in business!