Look at these informative, interesting food-related websites that have been carefully selected for members of the culinary profession.

2008 Wisconsin Artisan, Specialty and Farmstead Directory profiles the state's artisan, farmstead and specialty cheesemakers from all types of farms - cow, goat & sheep - and includes information on how to source the finest dairy products – cheese, bottled milk, yogurt, ice cream and butter.
4.2MB PDF // from Dairy Business Innovation

American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is a clearinghouse for information on livestock and genetic diversity.

Cheese Underground home page
Cheese Underground Here is a terrific blog to check regularly for the latest information on Wisconsin artisan dairy production and events. Don’t overlook the archives if you have a passion for America’s Dairyland. Jeanne Carpenter is communications director for the Dairy Business Innovation Center (DBIC) and a freelance writer.

Chefs Collaborative is a national non-profit working with chefs and the greater food community to foster a more sustainable food supply. They have more than 1,000 active and passionate food community professionals as members, 70% of whom are chefs. Other members represent a broad range of food-related professions, from culinary school instructors and managers of large food service operations to distributors, owners of specialty stores, farmers, fishermen, and ranchers. The Collaborative inspires action by translating information about food into tools for making knowledgeable purchasing decisions.

Chez Pim Some of the most passionate writing about food is now found online and this food blog is exceptionally well composed (and photographed). Look at Pim’s “Daily Blog Reads” in the left hand column to connect with the best of other online food writers.

Eat Wild features comprehensive, up-to-date information about the benefits of raising animals on pasture along with a guide to where to buy pasture raised meat, dairy products and eggs.

Guide to Serving Local Food on Your Menu is designed as a primer to help foodservice directors, caterers, chefs, and restaurateurs consider creative ways to incorporate fresh, local products into almost any foodservice setting.
684 kb PDF // from Glynwood Center

Seafood Wach has information about sustainable seafood choices and a toolkit specifically geared to restaurants. A first rate website.
http://mbayaq.org/cr/seafoodwatch.asp // from the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Savor Wisconsin an online directory and resource guide designed to help consumers locate food, agricultural products and services from the state of Wisconsin.

Slow Food home page
Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast Encompassing the metro-Milwaukee area and its surrounding counties, this local chapter joins the national organization of Slow Food in advocating the preservation of family farms, promotion of locally grown food, support for school gardens, conservation of regional culinary traditions and the maintenance of biodiversity. www.slowfoodwise.org

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is your very own ready reference guide to all things of a dairy persuasion. Peruse ‘Pairings That Please’ or the ‘Great Big Butter Cookbook’.