Australians have always liked cheese, and we have everything from dedicated fromageries and festivals dedicated to the dairy foodstuff to cheese wheels filled with pasta and bottomless raclette sessions to prove it. Our stomachs are working overtime to digest all the lactose — and, honestly, we've never been happier.
And the love affair continues with this latest cheesy announcement. Bon Fromage — a festival specifically celebrating European cheese — is returning in 2020, and it's making a few changes. Like plenty of events this year, it's moving online and going national. So, more cheese for everyone, obviously.
The whole thing will be taking place from Saturday, November 21–Sunday, November 29. First and foremost is cheese, cheese and more cheese — which you can order in gourmet tasting packs until Sunday, November 15. They'll then be delivered to your door, ready for you to devour. And if you're wondering what you'll be feasting on, each pack comes with half a kilo of cheese made in France, plus a recipe booklet and cheese tasting notes.
But the virtual cheese festival isn't just about eating so much cheese that you puke. Masterclasses will be held on different varieties of cheese, the history of cheese, cooking with cheese and, we assume, the correct way to draw a cheese fondue bath for yourself.
You can also obviously use the who event as an excuse to buy some cheese yourself and watch along.