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By Lauren Vadnjal
June 06, 2018

The Cheese Dome

A dome of fondue, raclette and French wine is popping up next to the MCA for four days this winter.
By Lauren Vadnjal
June 06, 2018

Sydney, it's no secret that you love a hunk of cheese. Be it delivered straight to your door, scraped onto potatoes and charcuterie or served melted in a box, the city's collective love for dairy is eternal and seemingly unwavering. So you know you're going to have to scramble for tickets when The Cheese Dome rolls into town.

Yes, we just said the words 'cheese dome'. For four days in July, a seven-metre-tall semi-circular bubble will pop up next to the MCA — and it will be filled with French cheese and wine. That includes fondue and raclette stations, and a wine bar serving drops from the Rhône-Alpes region. You'll probably spend the whole time trying not to drop your bread in the fondue pot, but, if you look up, the dome's walls will be lit up with projections of French winter scenery.

To enter, you'll have to pay $69 — which is not exactly pocket change, but it depends what price you put on cheese nirvana. Once inside, you'll have an hour and a half to eat as much fondue and and raclette as you can handle. Your vessels will be bread and potato, and you'll be given a ration of charcuterie, too. Wine will be available for $9 a glass.

Bookings are available for 11am, 1pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm on Thursday, July 12 until Sunday, July 15. It's part of Circular Quay's annual Bastille Festival, which will also see a European-style winter market take over The Rocks.

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