Festival Workshops

Cheese Primer with Nick Haddow

Saturday 17 June
Free Workshop – Limited to 110 attendees

A jam packed workshop as Nick attempts to teach you everything he knows about cheese in 45 minutes. Includes how cheese is made, the various styles of cheese and how to serve cheese.

All cheese will be provided by Bruny Island Cheese.
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4 Animals, 8 Cheeses with Nick Haddow

Sunday 18 June
Free Workshop – Limited to 110 attendees

Nick takes you through the impressive diversity of cheese being made in Australia today by showcasing and comparing cheeses made from the milk of cows, sheep, goats and buffalo.

All cheese will be provided by Bruny Island Cheese.
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Wine, Beautiful Wine with Bruce Tyrrell

Details TBA
Free Workshop – Limited to 110 attendees

If you love cheese, chances are you enjoy wine too. So who better to introduce you to the wonderful world of wine than 4th generation winemaker Bruce Tyrrell?

Tyrrell’s Wines make some of Australia’s most awarded wines including the iconic Vat 1 Semillon, which is widely regarded as one of the great wines of the world. The Tyrrell’s winemaking philosophy combines respect for winemaking traditions of the past, while embracing the best of modern technology.

Meet Bruce and taste the wines he loves to drink, from great quality everyday drops to some truly special gems.

This 1-hour workshop will explore the wonderful world of Hunter Valley wine with a real life Living Legend of the Australian wine industry. Limited places are available on a first come, first seated basis. And best of all, it’s FREE!

Proudly sponsored by Tyrrell’s Wines.

Please note: you must be 18 years or older to attend this workshop.

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How to Taste Cheese with Sonia Cousins

Details TBA
Free Workshop – Limited to 110 attendees

We all know how to eat cheese, but how do you taste it? Sonia Cousins has been a professional cheese eater for more than 12 years, and judges cheese in Australia and overseas.

Learn how all five senses are used to really taste cheese, and delve under the rind of some benchmark Australian wedges and wheels. At the end of the workshop you’ll be able to spot the difference between a good cheese and a great cheese.

There will also be a Q and A session, so start thinking of your curly cheese questions now!

This 1-hour workshop will include a guided tasting of Aussie cheeses made from different milk types – bovine, caprine, ovine and bubaline (yes, bubaline!). Limited places are available on a first come, first seated basis. And best of all, it’s FREE!

Proudly sponsored by TBC

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Wine and Cheese Matching Experience with Two Fat Blokes

Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 June 2017
10am – 3:30pm

Not sure of the best wine to serve with your favourite fromage? Want to know if a Shiraz or a Chardonnay is the perfect match for that oozing triple cream brie? This workshop is for you!

The popular Two Fat Blokes cheese and wine matching experience will be popping up at the Cheese Lovers Festival across the entire festival weekend. Sit around a table and have some fun tasting nine different cheeses matched with nine different wines, in a relaxed, small-group setting. Your knowledgeable and entertaining host will guide you through a selection of local, Australian and international cheeses, perfectly paired with beautiful wines from De Iuliis.

This 1-hour workshop is available to 20 guests at a time, to guarantee a relaxed and intimate experience. Four sessions are scheduled for both days of the festival. Tickets cost $25 (+ b.f.) and must be pre-purchased in advance.

Please note: you must be 18 years or older to attend this workshop.

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