How many times can you ask, "What does cheese say when it looks in the mirror?" in one weekend? Find out at the second annual Haloumi Festival, proudly presented by the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria, which is returning in October.
There’ll be plenty of chances to make cheesy jokes while munching your way through tasters of Melbourne’s finest haloumi and watching cultural music and dancing throughout the day.
There’ll also be a variety of Cypriot cooked foods for sale from the Kantina kitchen, or you can grab a drink from the Veranda bar to cleanse your palate before trying some more of the salty good stuff.
A display will show you step by step how it’s made, and teach the history of haloumi, which folklore has it was first created between AD 395 and 867 by a Cyprian herder who hit upon the idea of combining goat’s and sheep’s milk to make cheese.
Entry is $10 ($5 concession; free for kids). From 12pm to 9pm.