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Say Cheese 2021

Prahran Market's cheesiest festival returns for 2021 with a lockdown-friendly program of tastings and cook-alongs.
By Concrete Playground
October 05, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
October 05, 2021
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This spring, Prahran Market is hosting its eighth annual Say Cheese Festival. But just like last year's event, this edition will be a virtual one, held across three dairy-filled days that you can enjoy without leaving the house. As always, the festival's dedicated to looking at, learning about and eating a whole lot of cheese — and buying even more to eat later.

The 2021 program will feature producer-led cheese tastings, virtual chef cook-alongs and the return of the legendary Grilled Cheese Invitational toastie competition. All events are free to join online, though those located within 15 kilometres of Prahran Market can also order accompanying tasting packs for delivery.

On Friday, October 15, Maker & Monger's Anthony Femia joins chef Diana Chan for an all-Victorian cheese tasting, with the 13-strong cheese lineup available to enjoy for $55. On Saturday, October 16, Hero's Karen Martini guides viewers through making a decadent gruyere, cheddar and confit garlic tart, while MasterChef alum Simon Toohey hosts a vegan cook-along where he'll share the secrets to his plant-based mac 'n' cheese.

Then, on Sunday, October 17, kitchen stars such as Jessi Singh, Jerry Mai, Anthony Femia, Dani Valent and Darren Purchese go head to head in the Grilled Cheese Invitational. And, you can watch while devouring Maker & Monger's toastie trio tasting pack, which'll cost you $45.

Packs are available to pre-order online up until 5pm on Monday, October 11 — or whenever they're sold out.

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