The Collection — POSTPONED
That's Amore is hosting a two-day showcase of its 65 cheese varieties — and you can try them all in one go.
UPDATE Friday, October 22: Due to Melbourne's current COVID-19 restrictions, The Collection has been postponed. It'll now take place at the same venue some time in 2022, with dates to be confirmed. For more details on Victoria's current restrictions, see the Department of Health and Human Services website.
How much cheese can you squeeze into a weekend? You'll find out when That's Amore descends on the CBD for a special, extra cheesy, two-day tasting event next month. From Saturday, August 21 to Sunday, August 22, the cheese producer will take over Fortyfivedownstairs for its much-anticipated showcase, The Collection. And it'll have its full 65-strong cheese collection in tow.
Nab a $30 ticket and head in either day to sample the entire range. You can cosy up to some caciocavallo, bliss out over burrata and wig out over a few washed rind cheeses — the whole gang will be here. Each session runs for just over two hours (10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm), during which time you'll enjoy guided tastings and live tunes, plus a beer or wine on arrival and a mini cannolo to finish. All cheeses will be available to purchase to take home, too.
If you fancy digging even deeper, a series of masterclasses led by local experts like cheesemonger Anthony Femia (Maker & Monger), cheesemaker Helen Ritchie and That's Amore founder Giorgio Linguanti will run on both days. They'll host intimate 30-minute sessions on topics like mozzarella-making, and how to create the ultimate cheese board, with spots limited to just 15 per class. Tickets to these are $70, including general access to the event.