Alice in Dairyland to help make giant cheeseboard

Wisconsin State Farmer
"Alice in Dairyland" Crystal Siemers-Peterman

MADISON – Crystal Siemers-Peterman, 70th Alice in Dairyland, and cheesemonger Liz Dueland, co-founder of Culture with Madison Cheesemonger, will create a six-foot cheeseboard during the Good Day Market at the Madison Masonic Center in downtown Madison, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9.

Dueland will demonstrate tips to create an elegant cheese and charcuterie board for the holidays. Siemers-Peterman will learn strategies to cut and display cheeses, how to pair cheeses with accompaniments that elevate the experience, and even how to make salami roses.

Many of the products featured will be from companies that are part of the Something Special from Wisconsin™ program trademarked through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

The finished board final will be sampled to attendees and will feature cheeses from America’s Dairyland.

About 50 artisans, makers and independent designers from throughout the Midwest will be selling handcrafted home and lifestyle goods at the Good Day Market.

Guests will also enjoy food carts, music, artisan demos and a full bar.

The event is free and is open to the public.