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By Sarah Ward
December 08, 2018
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By Sarah Ward
December 08, 2018
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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.

Returning for a third year, the festival will paint North Melbourne's Meat Market yellow on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. Alongside unlimited tastings of Australia's best cheeses — there will be over 50 types, 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 Blackwood 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.

There will be an evening session on Friday from 4–8pm and two sessions (from 11am–3pm and 4–8pm) on Saturday. Tickets cost $40–45 + booking fee, which includes tastings.

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