Must Visit: Fromagination in Madison, Wisconsin
Cristin Nelson at the Boston Globe paid a visit to Ken Monteleone, owner of Madinson Wisconsin's famous cheese shop, Fromagination. In the midst of the anti-Scot Walker protests in the city, Fromagination is a cheesy haven, with an inspiring proprietor:
In a long display sit 100 or so cheeses, many crafted within a 45-mile radius. There’s Dunbarton Blue from Roelli Cheese, a crumbly white cheddar shot with veins of blue mold; generous slices of creamy raw-milk Gouda studded with fenugreek seeds from Holland Family Farms; Bleu Mont Bandaged Cheddar, which cheesemaker Willi Lehner ages in a cave in the hills of Blue Mounds; Pleasant Ridge Reserve, from Uplands Cheese Co., made from seasonal raw milk only when the cows are grazed on pasture. Monteleone unabashedly declares Pleasant Ridge the best cheese in the country.