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We’re pleased to announce that The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin has won a Midwest Book Award in the “Midwest Regional Interest” category. We couldn’t have done it without the help of the University of Wisconsin Press, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, or the master cheesemakers of Wisconsin. In celebration, here’s a very low-res camera phone photo of the medal they handed us:

It was a nice touch that they decided to hold the award ceremony on the night of our three-year wedding anniversary, too!

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We’re pleased to announce that The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin is one of three finalists for the Midwest Regional Interest category of the Midwest Book Awards. The ceremony’s May 12, so we’ll let you know mid-May if we end up taking the prize.

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Pre-Order the Book

The University of Wisconsin Press has a page up and running dedicated to the book — check it out over here, gaze upon the glorious promotional text, and if you’re feeling motivated, consider pre-ordering your copy right now.

Also: Cover art!

Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin book cover

Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin book cover

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After a few rounds of chatting with our publisher, the University of Wisconsin Press, it appears that we have a publication date:

November 25, 2009.

We’re planning to do a Wisconsin / Minneapolis / Chicago book tour in support of the book starting mid-November, so if you’ve got venue ideas, please drop us a note!

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New Publication Date

Word from the UW Press is that we’re looking at a September publication date for The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin. The good news: This positions us for an October / November publicity spree, with an eye toward putting the book under Christmas trees and menorahs in December of 2009.

Keep your eyes peeled for an update and some fresh photos from our recent Wisconsin cheese tour… We had a chance to tour Seymour Dairy Crest, the caves of Bleu Mont and the homestead operation of Saxon.

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