A TRUE CELEBRATION OF ARTISAN AUSTRALIAN CHEESE
A STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19
Dear cheese-loving friends,
There is no denying that the effects of COVID-19 are proving both dramatic and widespread across all industries, and undoubtedly so for those that specialise in bringing people together.
As the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continue to change and impact our day-to-day, we are making changes to the way we operate, accordingly. The health and safety of everyone who attends our events – our guests, our producers, our suppliers and our staff – remains our top priority.
As this situation continues to progress, we are in continual dialogue with the state government and public health organisations and are being guided by their expert advice.
Under this advice, we will be postponing both Sydney and Melbourne MOULD – A Cheese Festival events.
We have been working tirelessly with all our wonderful cheesemakers and event partners to secure a new date, which we hope to share with you shortly.
All pre-purchased MOULD tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date. If you cannot make the new date, you’ll have two choices: you can use your ticket as credit towards one of our other REVEL events or you can request a refund.
The new festival date for Brisbane is August 28-30, all tickets have been automatically transferred to these dates. Refunds have been honoured and we thank everyone who has held onto their tickets.
We can’t thank you enough for your patience and for the overwhelmingly positive support across all our events. These are indeed unprecedented times and now, more than ever, it is paramount that we come together as a community in mutual care and support – that is what these events are all about after all.
After an already tough start to the year for many producers due to the devastating bushfires and drought, our festivals offer independent cheesemakers and other producers a chance to get in front of a passionate audience (you) and showcase their craft while providing you, our audience, with the opportunity to connect with the source, meet your heroes and purchase direct.
As a community we’re being called to come together to offer our support to keep these producers’ businesses alive.
Where possible, we encourage you to seek out and support small, independent producers. Where you put your food dollars really matters right now and it has a direct and immediate impact on those who make it, their staff and their families.
So please, buy from the little guy and buy direct! For a quick guide, please check out our ‘Quarancheese’ list with links on how to keep up your cheese supplies while supporting some legends.
We acknowledge this is a period of uncertainty and will endeavour to update you as soon as we can. We thank you all so much for your encouragement, support and understanding.
Until then, stay safe, stay strong and most importantly, stay healthy.
CEO REVEL Global / Co-Founder of MOULD – A Cheese Festival
MOULD: A CHEESE FESTIVAL
A cheese day out like no other, MOULD – A CHEESE FESTIVAL celebrates the best in Australian cheese – showcasing the gooey, the stinky, the soft and the hard.
Drawing the cream of Australia’s cheesemaking community, this much-anticipated annual cheese outing invites you to explore, meet, learn, drink, and of course, eat some of the best cheese money can buy.
Established in Melbourne in 2017, MOULD has drawn thousands of eager cheese lovers since its inception, who’ve consumed more than 4 tonnes of cheese from over 30 of the best specialty cheesemakers in the country.
Presented by REVEL (the team behind cult wine event Pinot Palooza), in collaboration with award-winning cheesemaker Nick Haddow of Bruny Island Cheese Co., MOULD seeks to connect audiences with artisan Australian cheesemakers and show them a good time while demonstrating the incredible quality and breadth of our cheese industry.