The team behind one of Sydney’s most popular wine parties, Pinot Palooza, is teaming up with award-winning Milk. Made author and cheesemaker Nick Haddow of Bruny Island Cheese Co. Together they’ll host a day-long cheese festival at Carriageworks.

Mould – a day dedicated to the stinky stuff – was so popular in Melbourne last year it sold out, and extra sessions were added. Now the event is coming to Sydney for the first time this September. It will give punters a chance to chat to the best artisan producers from around the country and eat their cheeses.

The boutique producers involved include Bruny Island Cheese Co., Yarra Valley Dairy, Shaw River Buffalo Cheese, Grandvewe Cheeses and Stone & Crowe.

There will be food and drinks to sample and buy (the menu hasn’t been finalised yet), as well as demonstrations, masterclasses and lots of cheesy conversation. The Melbourne event included grilled-cheese sandwiches; flaming Reubens; molten raclette; and cheese-flavoured ice-cream and gelato.

A main bar will stock wine, whisky, beer, cider and sake – each chosen because it pairs well with cheese.

Haddow brings a wealth of experience to the event – he won last year’s James Beard Foundation Book Award (an annual US competition dubbed the “Oscars of food” for Milk. Made.

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The day will run in two sessions on Saturday September 1, the first from 11am until 4pm, and the second from 5pm until 9pm.

Mould Cheese Festival is on September 1, 2018 at Carriageworks in Eveleigh. Tickets are on sale now for $45. The price includes a Plumm wine glass, a glass of wine from the bar and unlimited tastings of the best Australian cheeses.

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