Milwaukee may be known for beer and brats, but this weekend it was all about wine and cheese, during the annual Wine and Dine Wisconsin event. The event, held at the Frontier Airlines Center downtown, featured over 100 businesses, showcasing 150 different wines, made in Wisconsin, 100 different craft beers, and 50 different cheeses.
Jay Noble runs the Noble View Creamery, a Union Grove dairy farm that's been in his family for six generations. He was set up at this weekend's event to get his family's name out there to a whole new audience, and to break into that market, he was frying up pre-baked samples of his family's trademark recipe: oostaleepa, which is fresh-baked cow's milk.
"Being local like this, adds story to my product. I'm one of the only farmstead creameries in southeastern Wisconsin, and the dairy farms in southeastern Wisconsin are going away fast as well," Noble said.
Samples were also going fast this weekend, as people sampled some of the area's best food and drink.
"It's really all about learning. It's all about sipping, tasting, sort of figuring it out, talking to the experts," organizer Becky Steimle said.
The event took place Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 5:00.