On for another year, Adelaide's cheesiest festival is back. Get ready to sample bries, chevres, and parmigiano-reggianos from top cheese producers around Australia at the 2014 Cheesefest in Rymill Park.
Cheesefest runs for two days over the 25th and 26th of October. Tickets are $15 for a 1-day pass, or $25 for a 2-day pass. General admission tickets get you access to over 60 of the Cheesefest stalls which will be offering tastings of cheese and wine, as well as food for purchase and other cheese related things. Stock up your fridge with new and interesting cheeses you've never tasted before, or pick up some of your old favourites.
There's also a timetable filled with different activities running over the two days. Book a seat aboard the King Island Dairy Cheese Train ($15) where you can try a range of special cheeses only found at the Cheese Train and chosen by Ulli Berger of King Island Dairy. Or head out on the Tucker's Natural Cheese Trail ($50). You'll receive a picnic rug, cheeseboard and servers, some Tucker's Natural gourmet crackers, Tucker's Natural fruit paste, a carry bag, and $20 worth of Cheesefest tokens. Once you've had your fill of tastings and purchased some cheese of your own, pick a spot and set up your own little picnic spot.
Unfortunately the Degustation Lunches have already sold out, but don't let that get you down. There's still plenty of other cheese-filled activities for you to enjoy and explore. There will be entertainment throughout the day.
You'll leave Cheesefest full and very satisfied, and looking forward to next years festivities. 2014 will be the 9th year Woodside Cheese Wrights' Kris Lloyd has been running the festival. This year she is joined by Cheesefest Ambassadors Callum Hann (from Sprout Cooking and former Masterchef contestant) and Simon Bryant (The Cook & The Chef and former Hilton Executive Chef) in bringing putting Australia's best cheeses on display.