Kristine Hansen

Kristine Hansen
 Kristine Hansen

Kristine Hansen is a Milwaukee freelance writer specializing in food and drink, design and travel. For several years, she has covered Milwaukee—as well as other Midwestern destinations, including Detroit—for TripSavvy.



​As a freelancer, her articles have published on digital markets that include,,, and, plus magazines such as Wine Enthusiast, Milwaukee Magazine and Midwest Living. She’s also the author of Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook: Creamy, Cheesy, Sweet, and Savory Recipes from the State’s Best Creameries (Globe Pequot Press, 2019). If you need help pulling together a cheese plate, she’s your girl. Come to Wisconsin and she’ll send you a must-sees and must-dos list for experiencing cheese.


A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Hansen—a Chicago-area native—holds a bachelor’s degree in English. She also possesses moderate fluency in French, the result of six years of study followed by translating materials for French employees at Six Flags Great America as well as chatting up French winemakers while on assignment at their vineyards in France.

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