MOULD: A CHEESE FESTIVALPraise Cheeses: Mould – Australia’s biggest cheese festival – returns this July taking in more cities and curds than ever before!
The free-wheeling event championing Australian-made cheese, and the community that surrounds it, returned to Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney – and for the very first time – Hobart coming up in October, as part of this year’s Mould 2022 events tour.
Since 2017, Mould Cheese Festival has delivered brie-lliant tasting experiences across Australian, celebrating homegrown cheeses from the textured and earthy, to raw milk varieties, and everything in between.
The event is presented by Revel (the same team behind Pinot Palooza) in partnership with Dairy Australia. Last year, Mould punters enjoyed a mammoth one-million samples across three cities and took home over 3.5 tonnes of quality Australian cheese.
Cementing an insatiable appetite for fine cheese across all major cities, Mould is excited to come back bigger, more matured, and smellier than ever, presenting an aromatic line-up of over 27 cheese producers, including a special selection of festival-only varieties – called the Grate Cheese Commission – created exclusively for the festival.
Expect other dairy-driven additions and matched pairings on the day such as olives, butter and smallgoods, as well as a myriad of cheese-focused dishes from a range of local cheesemongers and chefs. In between samples, grab a tipple from the Mould bar, featuring Hartshorn Sheep Whey vodka and gin, and plenty of wine to wash down each bite. A selection of beer, cider, cocktails and sake will also be on offer.
The 2022 festival format will see cheese fans choose from various session times available over multiple days in all four cities. The new format is designed to not only better manage crowds and density considerations but to offer punters a more personal interaction with the festival’s lineup of producers.