In our experience, Prahran Market is always a goldmine when it comes to picking up fresh produce, but when they host their annual Cheese Festival, you've struck the good stuff.
Cooking demonstrations, plenty of free tastings, and even a cheese-wheeling race amongst the local deli traders are all on the agenda, so arrive hungry. Some of the cheese connoisseurs you can look forward to sampling include Calendar Cheese, Red Cow Cheese and King Island Dairy. Plus, you can pair your cheese with a wine from Chapel St Cellars' bar for good measure.
For those looking for a cheese feast beyond samples, there will be a cheesy pop-up market to fulfil your takeaway needs. Milk the Cow will be manning a stall where you can test out their fondue (without the cheesiness of the '70s), Meatmaiden will be slinging their legendary mac and cheese, Huxtable will be doing croquettes, and A25 Pizzeria are serving some of the finest Margherita pizzas in town.
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