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GO+DO SHOP TALK FROMAGINATION WHERE CHEESE IS HIGH CULTURE Recently named among America's top 10 cheese shops, Fromagination is a foodie's holiday paradise: Its curated selection of artisan cheeses, accompaniments and accessories from Wisconsin and around the world can be packaged up and shipped out for holiday gifting. JUST BEHIND THE DOOR to Fromagination the world quiets down. Rugged and chalk on boards lend a rustic oldworld atmosphere to the cozy Capitol Monteleone, owner and curator of this you back to traditionally crafted cheeses and pairings. Fromagination's wedges and blocks, seemingly of every cheese imaginable, and its companions—cured meats, fruit preserves, chocolates, olive oils and more—hail from all over the world. Monteleone carefully selects each, keepcation and adventure. We are a food destination that highlights Wisconsin, a want-based store of small indulgences… opened Fromagination in 2007. His efforts have been nationally recognized. A large, wooden communal table hosts lunch and cheese-focused meals (think fondue) and classes, making Fromagination as much a space to gather as it is a place to savor. —Kathy Brozyna "FROMAGINATION IS OLD-WORLD EUROPE WITH ALL THE CHARM, COMFORT AND HOSPITALITY OF WISCONSIN." – KEN MONTELEONE, FROMAGINATION OWNER PHOTOGRAPHED BY BOBBI PETERSEN Monteleone shares his favorite cheese selections for the holidays in SAVOR, p. 62. 12 S. Carroll St., Madison. (608) 255-2430. 64 BRAVA MAGAZINE | DECEMBER 2013

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