Say Cheese Festival
Time Out says
Restrictions won't stop the brie-lience of this cheese festival
The Prahran Market's annual cheese festival is beautiful in its simplicity. A celebration dedicated to the dreamiest dairy product humanity has created, where restaurants, chefs and local makers are invited to showcase their wares to hordes of cheese fans. What more do you need in life?
Back for its seventh year, the Say Cheese Festival has, naturally, had to adapt to current restrictions. That means for the first time ever, you can enjoy this festival from the comfort of your own home.
The 2020 festival will now run over three days. On the evening of Thursday, September 10, you're invited to 'Around the World with Cheese'. Prahran Market traders will be taking guests on a virtual trip around the world, showcasing different cheese varieties available for purchase in a special tasting box.
On Friday, September 11, Sweet Greek's Kathy Tsaples will throw a virtual cooking class, where you'll learn how to make a three-course Greek meal (with every course championing cheese in all forms). You can purchase the accompanying recipe kit box for $120 via the market website and cook along with Kathy at home.
Lastly, on Saturday, September 12, the famed Grilled Cheese Invitational returns. Melbourne chefs including Annam's Jerry Mai, Beatbox Kitchen's Raph Rashid and Bahari's Philip Vakos will be pitted against each other to create the best cheese toastie – and you get to watch it all go down on Zoom.
Events are free to attend, you just need to register to get the Zoom link. Head to Prahran Market's website for more info!