Creamy, salty, delicious: Australia’s biggest cheese festival returns to Melbourne

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Creamy, salty, delicious: Australia’s biggest cheese festival returns to Melbourne

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Australia’s premier cheese festival returns, bigger and brie-lliant than ever.

In gouda news for cheese enthusiasts across Australia, Mould, the nation’s largest cheese festival, is making a triumphant return this year with a line-up that promises to fill the belly, expand horizons, and celebrate the best of Australian artisan cheese.

Presented by Revel, the masterminds behind the internationally acclaimed Pinot Palooza event series, Mould has established itself as a mecca for cheese connoisseurs, pecorino pals, and curd nerds alike since its inception in 2017. This year, the festival is back with a vengeance, boasting larger venues, an impressive array of cheeses, and an abundance of delectable accompaniments.

Mould Melbourne

  • June 28 to 29
  • Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
  • Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 3pm and 4pm to 8pm

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From Claremont to Carlton, Mould has captivated cheese lovers with its relaxed and jovial atmosphere, offering a platform to showcase the finest handcrafted cheeses from around the country. With over 100 varieties on display, ranging from hard to soft, stinky to mild, and everything in between, there’s something to suit every palate at this year’s festivities.

Highlighting cheeses from more than 27 esteemed producers, Mould 2024 will introduce “The Grate Cheese Commission” – an exclusive selection of artisan cheeses crafted specifically for the festival, ensuring a truly unique tasting experience for attendees.

Having overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic, Mould continues to grow from strength to strength, attracting record numbers in 2023 and expanding its footprint to include Perth and Adelaide. This year, Melbourne’s festival will take centre stage at the iconic Royal Exhibition Building, promising an unforgettable cheese-filled event.

In addition to an extensive cheese selection, attendees can indulge in a variety of cheese-centric dishes prepared by local chefs, accompanied by a curated selection of Australian wines, spirits, beer, cider, cocktails, and sake. With integrated events in Perth and Adelaide, patrons can also enjoy a Pinot Palooza-Mould double bill, further enhancing the festival experience.

Tickets, priced at $49 + BF, include unlimited cheese tastings and a complimentary cooler bag to keep purchases fresh throughout the day.

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