Mould: A Cheese Festival 2021
Feast on Australia's best cheeses — with wine, beer, whisky and sake, of course.
You can never have too many occasions to eat cheese, but this returning Sydney 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 in 2021, after a postponed 2020 festival thanks to COVID-19, the cheesy event will paint Carriageworks yellow between Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22. Alongside unlimited tastings of Australia's best cheeses — with the lineup yet to be announced — it'll feature flavoursome fare from cheese specialists too. Think of it as a cheese tasting trip around Australia without leaving Wilson 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.
Tickets cost $45, and there'll be three sessions: 4.30–8.30pm on Friday night, 11am–3pm on Saturday morning and 4–8pm on Saturday afternoon. Of course, the event is running at a COVID-safe capacity, so tickets are limited.