The Prahran Market's annual cheese festival is beautiful in its simplicity. An entire day dedicated to the dreamiest dairy product humanity has created, where restaurants, chefs and local makers are invited to showcase their wares to hoardes of cheese fans. What more do you need in life?
Back for its sixth year, the Say Cheese Festival will bring more dairy delights to the Prahran Market than ever, closing off the street behind the market to squeeze in even more exhibitors.
One of the must-see events is the Grilled Cheese Invitational, where top Melbourne chefs will pit their grilling skills against each other for the battle for grilled cheese supremacy.
Many of regular market traders will be dishing up one-off cheese dishes, including Wilson & Market and Maker and Monger. You'll be able to meet farmers and cheesemakers, learn about cheese and wine pairings and watch cooking demonstrations.
And here's some more gouda news: many of Melbourne's best cheesemakers will be handing out free samples.