Bon Fromage 2019
A three-day European cheese festival serving up over a tonne of cheese — entirely for free.
Sydneysiders have always liked cheese, but in recent years things have gotten serious. Dedicated fromageries have popped up across our fair city and recently we've enjoyed festivals dedicated to cheese, cheese wheels filled with pasta and bottomless raclette. Our stomachs are working overtime to digest all the lactose — and, honestly, we've never been happier.
And the love affair continues with this latest cheesy announcement. France (or more specifically, a Parisian centre for cheese, which is a real thing) is bringing Bon Fromage, a free three-day festival celebrating European cheese, back to Sydney — with double the cheese.
The whole thing will be taking over Carriageworks from October 18–20. First and foremost is cheese — the venue will be transformed into a cheese marketplace and wine bar from 10.30am till 6.30pm each day (and 5–7.30pm on Friday night). Organisers will be bringing in over a tonne (that's 1000 kilograms) of cheese for the festival, and it will all be free of charge. Just to recap: free entry and free cheese.
But the cheese festival isn't just about eating so much cheese you puke. Masterclasses will be held on how to match cheese with wine, how to tell the difference between varieties and, we assume, the correct way to draw a cheese fondue bath for yourself. There will also be a collection of stalls selling cheese for you to take home and eat later.
If you would like to drop some cash on more cheese, you can do that, too. There'll heaps of cheeses available to buy and take home and one-off cheesy desserts from the likes of Koi Dessert Bar, BL Burgers and LoLuk Bistro.
While entry is free, you will need to register for a session (5.30–7pm on Friday, or 10.30am–2pm and 2.30-6.30pm on Saturday and Sunday) via the website.
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