Wine and Cheese Fest 2018 – Meat Market North Melbourne Words and Images Sarah K. Gill In its sixth year and held in the beautiful heritage Meat Market building in North Melbourne, last weekend’s Wine and Cheese Fest was a fantastic day out for both wine and food lovers, where entry included a stylish … Read more


Wine and Cheese Fest – A Celebration of the Senses


Quite literally, a sensory overload is expected to hit again at the Meat Market in North Melbourne on Saturday 17 March 2018. The Wine & Cheese Fest is back, and looking to delight all your senses all over again. Is there a better base than combining Wine and Cheese, to start off from on this foodie adventure?


There are over 30 quality exhibitors preparing to showcase and share their artisan products on the day. From wheels of fine cheeses and savoury sauces, to home-style pastries, pickled preserves, smoked and cured meats, luscious desserts, and of course a huge array of wine, ciders and beers for all palates, the Wine & Cheese Fest is a tantalising feast for both the taste buds and smell receptors.



With the senses of taste and smell taken care of, the focus will be on the sense of hearing, and as always, the Wine and Cheese Fest is accompanied by live jazz music entertainment as well as a DJ in the courtyard area. For a more private and personal audible treat the clinking of glasses will not go amiss.

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If the sight of the delicious food and wine is not enough to feed the eyes, the heritage building of Meat Market should certainly provide for that wow effect. From the detailed ceiling to the cobble floors, it is truly a unique environment which will certainly add to the magic of the event.


Lastly, holding those glasses, and nibbling from those cheese boards, with the different foods and their textures, will ensure the sense of touch isn’t left out. It will certainly tie everything together and ignite all the senses, which when combined will produce a feeling than is greater than the sum of its parts. At Wine and Cheese Fest is is simply known as happiness.


If that’s not enough, there is much more to this and includes Masterclasses (included in your tickets). Learn how mozzarella is made by Giorgio from That’s Amore, learn about wine making from some of the industry leaders, learn about wine and cheese matching.


Also, the famous and unmissable Grape Stomp Comp is back, and will see keen stompers competing for the prize of the best stomper, squeezing out the grape juice in the original way…quite an insta moment! And not to forget – there will be a ‘kids zone’ for the youngest ones (Note: kids enter for free but must be accompanied at all times!).


Tickets for this event are available for both the morning and afternoon sessions, and entry includes a Festival glass to take home. A range of ticket options are available to choose from, such as the General Entry including tokens for tastings, Wine Indulgence tickets including a quality boutique wine bottle (RRP$25+) provided by our partners at the Chirping Bird Winery on the Mornington Peninsula, and, introducing Last Minute entry tickets for those that just want to grab some last minute bottles or cheese wheels to take home. Book early for discounted ticket prices.

Don’t miss out on this amazing Autumn event.


Event: The Wine and Cheese Fest

Date: Saturday 17 March 2018

Time: 10.30am-2.30pm and 3.30pm-7.30pm

Tickets: From $12.50 to $95 online via Eventbrite

Where: Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne

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**Information & Images Courtesy of Wine & Cheese Fest/Sotir Stojcevski


Connie Lambeth

The Australia Times News

Editor GOURMET – Food/Wine/Events

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