Monday, October 19, 2009

Beautiful Wisconsin

Hey Guys! I just got back from the beautiful state of Wisconsin. What a trip we had. Thanks to your letters, we kicked off our first shoot learning how cranberries are harvested. This will go down as one of the shoots that was the most fun. Believe it or not, it snowed on us the entire shoot, but it did not damper our spirits. The good folks at Hableman Brothers Cranberry, Russell Rezin and Son's Cranberry Company and the Cranberry Discovery Center were incredibly kind and welcoming. We learned so much and had an absolute blast. Did you know that there are only 5 states in the country that grow cranberries? They are Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington.

After the cranberries, we spent the next few days learning how to make a variety of cheeses. The Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese showed us how cheese is made starting with milking the cows to making Le Freres and Petite Freres Cheese. From the Klondike Cheese Company we learned how to make Feta Cheese. Chalet Cheese Cooperative showed us how to make Limburger cheese from Master Cheesemaker Myron Olsen. And at Roth Kase USA we learned how to make Gruyere cheese. Did you know that they make over 600 kinds of cheese in Wisconsin alone? What a whirlwind trip. I have to say that I think my favorite of the four cheeses is the Gruyere, but I came back with a tremendous appreciation and an adventurous spirit when it comes to cheese.

This is a busy time for Curiosity Quest. We are currently filming 3-4 shows a week. We are having so much fun though. Tonight we will be heading to the Citizen's Bank Arena to learn how they change the floors after a basketball game and get it ready for a hockey game. It should be awesome!

Thank you to all of you for your continued support. Stay tuned for this weeks "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" prize package winners. In the meantime:

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