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We’re back and let us tell you, it doesn’t get any cheddar than this!

WELCOME CURD NERDS!

Let us tell you, it’s “grate” to be back home in MELBOURNE for this years Mould: A Cheese Festival.

From Victoria, to Tasmania, South Australia, NSW and beyond, the country’s best cheese makers are ready to share their bounty of hand made fromage. You’ll find an eclectic mix of beverage producer stands too, all of which match damn well with cheese. 

Mould isn’t only about tasting as much cheese as possible, we’re also here to hear from the producers about the stories and their farms as we appreciate the hard work that it takes to create this creamy-deliciousness.  Oh, and a tasty beverage to match!

Below is all the things outside of cheese that you’ll be able to check out on the day.

YOUR CHEESE LIST!

Sweet baby cheeses it’s a big one with over 80 different types of cheese being on tasting. For a sneak preview, do check out the link but we cna tell you that the list this year will be going digital.

Paper wine lists? PFFT! A thing of the past.

This year we’re all about digital where you can not only read the cheese list on your phone, but create a favourite list (which adds vote to the PEOPLES CHOICE), rate the wines and email yourself a copy of it post even for prosperity.

On entry, you’ll receive a floor plan with a QR code directing you to the URL. Just add your deets and away you go! Or, add the URL to your phones homepage for instant access!

And, by simply doing so you go into the draw to WIN on of 10 x 12-month subscriptions to the MOULD CHEESE COLLECTIVE. Bam!

YOUR CHEESE LIST!
DAIRY AUSTRALIA CHEESE CHECK

To help you keep your cheesy purchases fresh, Dairy Australia is giving away free cooler bags when you purchase cheese! Hands full? There’s no need to carry your cooler bag around the festival with you when you take advantage of our Cheese Check facilities. It is just like a coat check, but refrigerated to preserve your “purcheeses”!
Proudly sponsored by Dairy Australia.

MERCH!

YEP! We had a little fun with the Merch this year and have put together a bunch fo awesome ‘T’s, TOTES, and caps.

Wether you fee like being super CHEESY or, being loud and proud of your love of all things SOFT, SEMI, HARD & STINKY, we got you covered.

They’ll be available on the day or you can check out the full line up via our online store via the button below!

MERCH ME UP!
FESTIVAL MAP

It’s going to be a big day with plenty to seek, discover and find. So here is your Festival Road Map to help you navigate you whey through the gouda cheese we have on offer.

REFRESHER: WHAT WE’RE DRINKING

When it comes to cheese tasting, what you are drinking is as important as what you’re eating. Thank goodness the room is filled with cheese-friendly beverages from ….

HEY TOMORROW WINE BAR

If you haven’t heard of Hey Tomorrow, we recon it’s high time you should. As they’re not only about delivering some mighty tasty wine, but are all about packaging wine in a more sustainable and environmental conscious way. This is very much in our wheel house and aligns with not just our values, but those of the producers we help represent as well.

For Hey Tomorrow, it’s this we means wine 2lt cask.

Each cask has 8 x lower carbon footprint than glass bottle equivalent. Add to that, 50% of profit goes to improving the future of our planet with our partners at The Carbon Farming Foundation.

As we say, this ticks a lot of (wine) boxes for us and we can’t wait to share it with you. Just check out the wine list from these incredible reputable producers.

WHITES

Lowboi Riesling, 2021
Mount Barker WA

Mac Forbes Sauvignon Blanc, 2021
Yarra Valley Vic

Moondara Pinot Gris Trebbiano Fruliano, 2021 (a little Skinsy)
Gippsland, Vic

ROSÉ

Koerner Rose, 2021
Adelaide Hills SA

Middle Creek Vineyard Rose, 2022
Pyrenees Vic

REDS

Lethbridge Tempranillo, 2021
Adelaide Hills SA

Syramhi Shiraz, 2020
Heathcote Vic

Adam Foster Grenache, 2021
Pyrenees Vic

Lethbridge Mataro, 2021
McLaren Vale Blewitt Springs SA

Lethbridge Nero d’avola, 2021
North West Vic

HARTSHORN

Hartshorn Distillery is THE Tasmanian micro distillery making boutique batches of Vodka and Gin from sheep’s whey from our favourite Grandvewe Cheese. They are the first in the world to create this incredible style of vodka and have been huge crowd favourites at MOULD cheese event.

They even won Champion Vodka of Australia at the World Vodka Awards 2017 in London.

Oh, and they make a mighty fine cocktail!

DRINK LIST
  • Martini (Gin or vodka or smoked Peat) Fresh rose petal garnish – $15
  • Gin/Vodka and Soda/Tonic (fresh rose petal garnish)- $10
  • Hibiscus Sour (Layered Hybiscus tea and lemon juice with our vodka) (Fresh rose petal garnish) – $15
BOTTLES TO PURCHASE
  • Sheep Whey Vodka – $90
  • Sheep Whey Gin – $100
  • Sheep Whey Peat – $100
  • Vanilla Whey liqueur – $40
ARCHIE ROSE

Founded in 2014 and located in Sydney, Australia – just a few kilometres south of the city – Archie Rose Distilling Co. is Australia’s most highly awarded distillery. With conviction, we strive to re-define Australia’s rich tradition in distilling by producing a diverse range of whiskies, gins, vodkas and rums, as well as one-off collaborations, limited releases and spirits experiences.

Guided by their belief in transparency, they’re proud to openly share the ethos behind what, how and why they do things with an unwavering drive to universally expand people’s knowledge and appreciation of spirits and hospitality.

In all that they produce, they find continual inspiration in the quality and diversity of the crops and produce grown across Australia and proud to be forging an authentic new tradition that’s boldly innovative and true to its roots.

DRINK LIST

Rosella Spritz – $16
Red Centre Negroni – $16
Signature Dry Gin & Tonic. – $12
Native Botanical Vodka & Grapefruit Soda – $12

BOTTLE SALES including

Signature Dry Gin
Bone Dry Gin
Native Botanical Vodka
White Cane Spirit
Single Malt Whisky
Rye Malt Whisky
Eucalypt Mule
Rosella Sour
Espresso Martinique
Wattleseed & Peach Iced Tea Bottled
Red Centre Negroni Bottled
Archie Rose St Ali. Blasphemy Coffee Whisky
Sunrise Lime Gin Harvest 2020

BRUNY ISLAND BEER

Bruny Island Beer Co. started from a conversation between cheesemaker Nick Haddow and brewer Evan Hunter, who shared enthusiasm for fermentation and regionally distinctive produce. Their approach to brewing is simple – brew slow beer by hand in small batches.

BEER LIST

Farm Ale   $10   4.8%
Farmhouse ale

Oxymoron $10  5.5%
Dark, pale ale

Cloudy Bay IPA $11      5.6%
Raw wheat hazy IPA

Bruny Black   $11  5.5%
Classic Tasmanian dark ale

LESS THAN ZERO

As much as we love the indulgence of a glass of wine, gin and tonic and or cheeky beer / cocktail, sometimes you want all the flavour and refreshment of such beverages, just without booze.

Low and Zero alc beverages have come up a quantum leap in quality and interest over the past few years so we’ve got a great little selection for you to check out on the day.

T.I.N.A

T.I.N.A is for occasions when you don’t feel like alcohol but you do feel like a good time. From dinner parties to those late nights that lead to unforgettable moments.
This is a complex and lightly sparkling, with tart fruit tingle acidity. A subtle and savoury delight. Low sugar and made of all natural ingredients; calamansi, pear, organic botanicals and high mountain oolong.
This is excellent stuff!

THE FERMENTARY

The Fermentary is the culmination of a life-long passion of Sharon Flynn, author of Ferment for Good and Wild Drinks. Since 2014, the Fermentary has been primarily a manufacturer of award-winning sauerkraut and kimchi, supplying Australia’s best restaurants and shops.

Their Water Kefir is made SCOBY traditionally, fermented, kept raw and unpasteurised and fermented until the organic sugar is low enough to be tangy and sour, but enough left in there to turn to glucose. (Their kefir is fed the best Australian organic raw sugar and the crispest, spring water from Franklinford).

This is a drink that has been enjoyed in many countries for generations – the residual alcohol that causes the fizz – only a problem until recently. It sits on average at 1.5% depending on the flavour.

DASH WATER

Have you dabbled in some Dash yet? Like us, Dash is proudly Melbourne made. They do things a little differently, taking wonky fruit and turning it into deliciously refreshing sparkling drinks. Dash has partnered with us to keep us hydrated – so keep an eye out for the team on the day.

RE-FUEL: WHAT WE’RE EATING

We hate to admit it but one cannot live off cheese alone (trust us, we’ve tried!).
Just as well we have event favourites, Burn City Smokers joining us as well as Meeniyan’s very own favourite Pizza place, Trulli making the trip all the way from Gippsland.
Then, who could say no to some Fondue fro Bruny Island Cheese or a classic Cacio Pepe Pasa straight from the wheel thanks to THAT’S AMORE

KISS ME! – 16

Gippsland garlic, rosemary & buffalo mozzarella

Margherita – 17

Tomato, Vannella buffalo mozzarella, basil, Tarago EVOO

Compa’ – 19

Calabrese salami, mushroom, Berry’s Creek blue cheese, kalamata olive, parsley

Too cheesy! – 18

Berry’s Creek Blue, Grana Padano, Mozzarella & Vannella Ricotta, rocket (bianca)

Capricciosa – 19

Gippsland mushroom, Nev’s ham, kalamata olives, grilled artichokes

 

all pizzas have San Marzano tomato base & mozzarella unless otherwise specified
base variations $4- gluten free

BRISKET plate
14hr smoked beef brisket, pickles, cos, fries & bbq sauce, $26

CROQUETTE plate
(vego)
mushroom & blue cheese croquettes, cos leaf, golden pickled peppers & shaved pecorino
$16

French fries
$8

add your sauce….
blue cheese / cheddar sauce chimichurri / chipotle aioli
$3each
sorry no alterations

THAT’S AMORE

Gnocchi Sorrentina. Potato Gnocchi cooked in Homemade Napoli Sauce, tossed in a 40kg Grana Padano Wheel and garnished with Bocconcini and fresh basil: $16.00

Burrata served in a warm pumpkin soup, lemon & thyme pangrattato: $18

Freshly filled Ricotta Cannoli Powered by our sister business Cannoleria. Various Flavours available: 1x $6 | 3x $15 | 5x $24 | 12x $55

BRUNY ISLAND FONDUE!

Yep, back by popular demand, Bruny Island’s famous cheesy fondue is making a return to MOULD this year.
It’s warm melted cheesy goodness. Is there anything else we can say?

GIPPSLAND JERSEY BRINGS ALL THE MILKSHAKES TO THE TIMBER YARD

Oh yeah, they do! That and some delicious warm ricotta to go alongside the their incredible milk.
The Gippsland Jersey story is both a powerful and meaningful one as it brings together incredible Dairy Farmers from across the region to make un-brielievable milk.

You’ll find this in cafes and stores throughout the region and this will be your chance to taste it first hand>
Oh, and their butter. Like, seriously. Their butter is not a spread, it’s a DIP!

They’ve also said they’re bringing some amazing Friend & Burrell Truffles to shave over some delicious butter as well. Butter and Truffle!

TO ACCOMPANY YOUR CHEESE

As much as we could eat cheese all day long every now again you need something to go with the delicious cheese on offer. We have put together a kick ass line up of the best cheese accompaniments.

CITY LARDER

Melbourne based charcuterie that makes handcrafted batches of restaurant-quality terrines, pates, rillettes and pickles.

MOUNT ZERO OLIVES

Olives, Oils, Salt & so much more! Mount Zero has all your palate cleansing needs. Locally grown & gathered quality ingredients.

ON THE SIDE

Fig paste, Pickled Baby Figs, Peach & Muscatel Chutney and Baby Cornichons. On The Side has everything you need to take that cheese board to the next level!

BEE ONE THIRD

Honey and cheese are a match made in heaven! Bee One Third Neighbourhood Honey is unheated, unpasteurised, minimally processed, and all natural. From hive to home.

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