New Cheeses

ST. DORIAN
Gouda-style made with sheep milk.

GOAT CHEVRE
Also known as fromage blanc. Tart and creamy. Great for spreading and pairs well with a variety of white wines.

GREEK FETA
Sheep and goat milk create a balanced, creamy texture.

Farmers Market

Find us every Saturday morning at the Dane County Farmers Market in downtown Madison, WI.

SUMMER: Mid-April - Early November
Capitol Square

EARLY WINTER: Mid-November - December
Monona Terrace

LATE WINTER: January - Mid-April
Madison Sr. Center

Upcoming Tours

WINE, CHEESE & CHOCOLATE TOUR
July 21 - 31, 2017
10-day Tour de Switzerland
Booking now for 2017


BICYCLE TOUR DES ALPS
August 1 - 10, 2017
10-day Cycling Tour des Alps
Booking now for 2017

How it all Began

My son Leif was born in 1994 and it forever changed the course of my life. As an infant, Leif couldn’t stomach any breast milk alternatives recommended by his doctors. He threw up all of the free “super” formulas they gave us. A friend suggested that we try GOAT MILK!  NO Doctor had ever mentioned anything like that! So, off I went to the nearest goat farm and started buying their goat milk by the gallon. Leif gobbled it all up as if it were candy, and in 3 months his weight was back to normal instead of the 50% it was before. What a relief!

A few years later I had accumulated about 8 goats and I was milking four, thinking poor little Leif would need more and more milk as he grew. But, of course, the opposite happened: as my supply increased, his needs decreased.

So Capri Cheese was born. Making Feta cheese first in the kitchen and then in the basement. With the help of knowledgeable friends it even turned out well. Pretty soon I was making 4, then 5 then 8, and then as many as 10 pounds a week for about 6 months out of the year. I started selling some to friends and they where all enthusiastic about it, so I built the microcheesery on Dieter Hollow. In 2002 I got into the Dane County Farmers Market and have been selling a variety of delicious Goat Cheeses ever since.

The Cheese

The Farm

CHEESE, CHOCOLATE AND CASTLE TOUR

JULY 21 – 31, 2017

Join Felix on a 10-day Tour de Switzerland. We’ll visit some of the greatest towns, wineries, cheese and chocolate shops, and castles.

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ITINERARY

DAY 1 – I will welcome you at Zurich airport and we will take a train to the hotel. We will relax in hot water (thermal springs spa experience) and have a fondu dinner.

DAY 2 – Visit Kartause Ittingen, a monastery from the middle ages focusing on cheese and winemaking in eastern Switzerland.

DAY 3 – Take the train to Wallis and check into our hotel in Visperterminen in western Switzerland.

DAY 4 – We’ll take a four-hour hike from Grächen to Saas-Grund.

DAY 5 – Weinwanderung (wine walk through vineyards) in Salgesch.

DAY 6 – See the underground lake and go to Briger-bad (thermal hot spring).

DAY 7 – Visit the cellars in Visperterminen and go for a local hike.

DAY 8 – Zermatt, take the Gorner Grat-bahn to see the Matterhorn! (weather must be nice)

DAY 9 – Cooking class at the area’s finest restaurant, Alpine Wanderung. Then visit the highest turning restaurant of Europe, or free afternoon.

DAY 10 – Travel to Winterthur to visit the Kyburg castle.

 

CONTACT FELIX TO LEARN MORE OR RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THE TRIP.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does it cost? Pricing begins at $3,499.

Is this an adult trip only? No, your children are welcome to participate under your supervision.

Can I stay longer if I want to? Yes, and I can assist with the organization.

How is the weather in Switzerland? Comparable to the Midwest of the U.S. and about five degrees cooler.

How much will a room cost? The final cost will be provided when booked. All rooms are calculated on double occupancy. Single rooms will be an additional cost.

Do I need to bring Swiss currency with me and how much? Not recommended. Bring U.S. currency to exchange in Switzerland because it’s cheaper. I recommend bringing anywhere from a few hundred to a thousand. Exchange rate is one-to-one.

I have to arrive a day late. Is that a problem? One day is fine with no extra cost. We will pick you up at the airport.

I have to leave one day early. Is that possible? Yes, talk to me to arrange.

 

SWITZERLAND BIKE TOUR

AUGUST 1 – 10, 2017

Join Felix for a 10-day, 10-night TOUR des ALPS in Switzerland. Ride through and visit some of the greatest towns, scenic areas, landmarks, shops and eateries.

 

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ITINERARY

DAY 1 – I will meet everyone at the airport in Zurich. From there we will travel to our hotel in Zug, our base camp for the entire trip.

DAY 2 – Sihlsee ride.

DAY 3 – Rest or ride with me to scout for the next ride.

DAY 4 – Vierwald-staetter-sea ride / late afternoon training ride to Pragel-Pass (optional).

DAY 5 – Rest or go with me on a scout ride.

DAY 6 – Schwyz – Susten-Pass – Luzern take train back to Schwyz.

DAY 7 – Rest.

DAY 8 – Schwyz – Klausen-Pass – Glarus and back via Pragel-Pass.

DAY 9 – Rest.

DAY 10 – Aegerisee ride via Schindeleggi.

 

CONTACT FELIX TO LEARN MORE OR RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THE TRIP.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much will the trip cost?  The estimated cost is $2,300 (plus airfare).

Is this an adult trip only?  No, your children are welcome to participate under your supervision.

Can I stay longer if I want to?  Yes, and I can assist with the organization.

How is the weather in Switzerland?  Comparable to the Midwest of the U.S. and about five degrees cooler.

How much will a room cost?  The final cost will be provided when booked. All rooms are calculated on double occupancy. Single rooms will be an additional cost. I recommend bringing U.S. currency to exchange once in Switzerland, as it will be cheaper. The exchange rate is one-to-one. Bring anywhere from a few hundred to a thousand.

I have to arrive a day late. Is that a problem?  One day is fine with no extra cost. We will pick you up at the airport.

I have to leave one day early. Is that possible?  Yes, talk to me to arrange.

Should I bring my own bike or rent one in Switzerland? I would highly suggest bringing your own bike so you will be comfortable on the rides. But renting is also a good option. If you would prefer to rent a bike, let me know and I will organize bike rentals.

Contact

Address: 26965 Dieter Hollow Rd, Blue River, WI
Phone: +1 (608) 604-2640
Email: felix [at] capricheese [com]

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