Gastrology attended Prahran Market’s Say Cheese Festival preview dinner last night at Wilson & Market.
Wilson & Market was a stunning backdrop to celebrate the cheesiness ahead. Guests were spoilt with a stunning 5 course menu and were also given the opportunity to choose their favourite dish (which will then be part of a cooking demonstration at the Say Cheese Festival.
The talented team at Wilson & Market delighted and pleased with every course. Think Asparagus vol au vent served with Gentle Goat cheese, hazelnuts and béarnaise, Pork Belly with Yering Camembert, courgette and smoked sauce and our personal favourite – Red Mullet with Bulls Eye persilliade, peas and broad beans and to finish, a thoroughly modern and enticing dessert of Fromage Frais, honey, rose and rye.
In it’s 5th year, the festival will be held on Sunday 28th October and will be bigger and cheesier than ever. Activities include It’s plenty of cheesy food to enjoy, including Melbourne’s first Grilled Cheese Invitational, meet the cheese maker opportunities, tastings, demonstrations, fondue bar, Market trail, plenty of Instagram moments and even the chance to win cheese for an entire year!
This year, festival goers can attend some ticketed sessions: “Flights of Fancy” - a series of short guided cheese pairings. But forget the Shiraz, these flights provide attendees with the chance to discover why cheese paired with tea, saké, beer or Prosecco are regarded by many as some of the best flavour matchings going.
Don’t miss Melbourne’s first Prahran Market Grilled Cheese Invitational, an invitation only grilled cheese-off between some of Melbourne’s great Chefs, as judged by Karen Martini, Dan Stock and King of the Toastie Anthony Femia, and MC’d by Tobie Puttock. Those vying for the coveted inaugural Trophy include David Moyle (Longrain), Christy Tania (Glacé) alongside other amazing Melbourne talent and a wildcard entry!
You can also get inspired to express your own cheesiness at home with demonstrations in the Neil Perry Kitchen by Omega from the likes of Will Studd, Ryan Spurrell and Anthony Femia. All demonstrations will be MC’d by Tobie Puttock.
From specialist ranges at the Market’s delicatessens to cheese inspired creations from eateries such as Maker & Monger and Wilson & Market, there will be something for everyone, and yes, plenty of activities for the kids.
Where: Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra, 3141
When: Sunday 28th October, 10am – 4pm
For more information: www.prahranmarket.com.au