High Cheese 2020 — POSTPONED
Swap cucumber sandwiches for gooey camembert this winter.
UPDATE: JULY 10, 2020 — High Cheese 2020 has been postponed, following the latest public health directions from the Victorian Government. For more information, head to the Westin Melbourne website.
We're going to take a shot in the dark and say that this news will probably be relevant to your interests: the Westin Melbourne and cheesemonger Maker & Monger are once again pairing up to offer a tiered cheese experience this winter.
A more dairy-filled version of a high tea, the High Cheese features both sweet and savoury cheese dishes, created and sourced by the Westin chef Michael Greenlaw and Anthony Femia of Maker & Monger. The whole shebang will set you back $70, which includes all the food as well as unlimited cups of coffee and tea. Wine and bubbles are also available, but you'll need to pay for that by the glass.
There will still be scones, but they'll be infused with gouda and served with caramelised apricot butter — and there'll also be a Basque cheesecake and brown butter madeleines served with whipped lemon mascarpone and fresh honeycomb. The possible pièce de résistance, however, is an entire baked Normandy camembert served with crusty sourdough to dip in it. Many other cheese and cheese-themed dishes are on the menu (including champagne-soaked cheese), but simply too many to list before dinner: we're already hungry. You can satisfy yours from 11am–8pm every day from Friday, July 3 till the end of September.
If you'd rather have a cheese-filled eve at home, you can replicate the High Cheese experience with takeaway available this year. It'll set you back $189 for two, but includes all the cheesy treats and a 1.5-litre sack of mulled wine from Bar Clara.