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By Sarah Ward
March 03, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
March 03, 2021
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You can never have too many occasions to eat cheese, but this Melbourne cheese festival isn't just keen to shower cheese fiends with creamy goodness. A collaboration between Bruny Island Cheese Co. cheesemaker Nick Haddow and the organisers of Pinot Palooza, Mould wants dairy lovers to explore and devour the mild, hard and soft bites that Australia's best cheese wizards have to offer.

Heading to a new location for 2021, the festival will paint the Abbotsford Convent yellow on Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26. Alongside unlimited tastings of Australia's best cheeses — with the lineup still be to announced — it'll feature flavoursome fare from other food vendors. Think of it as a cheese tasting trip around Australia without leaving St Heliers Street.

Of course, snacking on samples and purchasing slices and slabs to take home with you are just two ways to enjoy cheese. The fest will have cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and talks so you can stretch your cheese knowledge as well as your cheese stomach. And it wouldn't be a cheese festival without beverages to wash it all down with, so expect a bar serving Aussie wines, whisky, beer and sake — all of which match nicely to a bit of cheese.

Tickets cost $45, and there'll be three sessions: 4.30–8.30pm on Friday night, 11am–3pm on Saturday morning and 4–8pm on Saturday afternoon. Of course, the event is running at a COVID-safe capacity, so tickets are limited.

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