Holey Cheese Festival
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Celebrate cheese in all its divinity at the Queen Victoria Market’s five-day festival
Know your parmesan from your pecorino? Your blue from your brie? Head to the Queen Victoria Market this October for a five-day festival devoted to the world’s number dairy product, cheese.
From Tuesday, October 22 to Sunday, October 27, Queen Vic Market is rolling out the cheese wheels and uncorking their best wines for the second annual Holey Cheese Festival.
Market traders and local producers will be on hand during the fromage festival to offer tastings – a wander through the dairy hall will reveal dozens of cheeses from Victoria, Australia and around the world. Over in deli lane there will be a range of pop-up stalls selling all manner of cheesy fare.
There will be cannoli from That's Amore Cheese; halloumi fries from the Cypriot Kitchen; award-winning margherita pizza from 400 Gradi (seriously – it's the best in Oceania); and raclette from Frencheese.
Wash all that cheese down with a tipple from the Good-a-Bar (geddit?). The pop-up bar will have wine and beer but true cheese fans might want to try the special cheese-themed cocktail – it's a bit like an Old Fashioned but paired with smoked gouda. Tim White from Books for Cooks will share his secrets on cooking with cheese and you an even embark on a cheese tour of the market.
Holey Cheese Festival is on at Queen Victoria Market during normal market days (all days except Monday and Wednesday) from October 22 to 27.