Price: $10 ($8 for THELMA members)
Starting at 5:30 pm, enjoy cheese sampling, cash bar and more! Packers Hall of Famer kicker Chester Marcol, also featured in the film, is doing signings of his book Alive And Kicking. Also, Fond du Lac native, Jeff Kahlow, an artist featured in the film, is the creator of unique Wisconsin carved hats and will have some of his work on display!
Then at 7 pm, join director John Mitchell for a special all-ages screening of Cheeseheads: The Documentary! Afterward is a Q&A with John Mitchell who provides a look at the film making process, and shares why he decided to make this documentary. The documentary is the story of a man’s journey to rediscover his Wisconsin roots and the meaning of being a “Cheesehead” after 20 years away. Part travelogue, part human analysis, and fully All-American, Cheeseheads: The Documentary takes viewers on a humorous and intimate journey through factories, farms, museums, breweries, and boardrooms in order to explore Cheesehead culture and the people who have taken that moniker from local to global as a proud symbol of Wisconsin.
Filmmaker John Mitchell toured Wisconsin for three years and interviewed hundreds of “Cheeseheads.” He met with many from around the state including U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler, Bart Starr, Chester Marcol, Dave Robinson, Outdoors Wisconsin host Dan Small, actor Chris Mulkey, and others.
Enjoy cheese samplings from these Wisconsin Cheese & Meat Donors:
* Widmer’s Cheese Cellars (just south of FDL) will supply fresh brick cubes.
* Barron County Cheese will be supplying smoked cheeses.
* Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery will be supplying flavored cheese curds. * Nueske’s Applewood Smoked is sending landjaeger & honey ham.
* Wenzel’s Farms is supplying meat and cheese snack sticks.