In the only news you need to hear this week, a massive event is coming to Melbourne dedicated to cheese and wine. From sausage sizzles with shiraz to cheese tastings and celebrity chef showcases, the Good Food & Wine Show presented by Citi is here to make your culinary dreams come true.
The event kicks off Friday 31 May through to Sunday, 2 June at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and we honestly can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend. Read on for our top program picks and prepare to drool.
Wander Down Cheese Alley
In what can only be described as a sampler’s heaven, wander through Tucker’s Natural Cheese Alley and get your hands on over 60 types of cheese. You can expect to find all your regular go-tos like creamy brie, aged cheddar and buffalo mozzarella plus a few new favourites. Between bites, be sure to chat to the producers and learn about the delicious art of cheese making and pick up a new favourite to take home with you.
Check Out The Chefs Stage
Maggie Beer And Matt Moran
Don't miss Australia's biggest foodie masterminds as they cook up delicious eats at the Chefs Stage. Join beloved Australian chef and author Maggie Beer as she prepares her favourite dishes alongside celebrated restaurateur Matt Moran. With a power duo like this, you know you’re in for a delicious time.
Ready to take your cooking skills up a notch? Join Spanish-born Australian Miguel Maestre in the kitchen for a spicy display of culinary prowess. Want to see more? Check out the full list of foodie masterminds attending here.
Learn The Art Of Cheese And Whisky Pairing
There's a number of whisky masterclasses going down but The Balvenie masterclass should not be missed. Step on board the 1972 Vintage Leyland bus converted into a premium whisky lounge on wheels and join a cheese and whisky pairing masterclass thanks to The Balvenie. Score tickets here.
Brush Up On Your Food And Wine Pairing Skills
The best way to start your day is always with a champagne in hand. At the Bubblicious Brunch you’ll tuck into a selection of culinary delights and learn the difference between Prosecco, Cava, Sparkling and Champagne. Grab your tickets here.
Wine and Swine
Whether it’s pulled, slow cooked, cured or roasted, this masterclass will teach you how to expertly pair pork and wine so you can take your dinner party game to the next level. Get your hands on tickets here.
Like vegemite on toast and tomato sauce on a meat pie, the sausage sizzle and shiraz duo is a cherished and iconic Aussie pairing. Get ready for the Shiraz Sizzle and indulge in a gourmet version of this backyard barbeque favourite. Don’t miss out, head here for tickets.
Whether it’s a cheese platter or a sweet and delicious dessert, understanding how to end a dinner party on a high note is a necessary life skill. At Happy Endings you’ll learn how to match wine perfectly to both cheese and dessert. One thing’s for sure, tickets to this masterclass will help you reach peak adult status.
Hit Up A Champagne Masterclass
Behind The Bubbles
Sure, we all love to sip a tall glass of sparkling champagne (and you’ll do that here too) but this masterclass will take you beyond the taste. From how it’s made to the terroirs on which the grapes are grown, join Emperor as they take a deep dive into the science behind the world’s most beloved drink. For tickets, head here.
Champagne And Caviar
For a totally decadent experience like no other, pop into the Champagne and Caviar masterclass to find out why these two luxuries are the perfect pair. Emperor will take you through the history, stories and etiquette behind France’s most delicious export paired with incredible caviar. You don't want to miss this, grab tickets here.
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