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Holey Cheese Tasting Festival @ Queen Victoria Markets
It is believed the production of cheese predates recorded history and there is no conclusive evidence where cheese originated; however Ancient Greeks accredited the first to be produced by Aristaeus. Cyclops was also producing cheese from sheep and goats in the 8th century. Today hundreds of cheese varieties consisting of different flavours, textures and forms are produced in various countries the world over.

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At Queen Victoria Markets in Melbourne from Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th October 2018 the Holey Cheese Festival is being held. A week of cheese, wine and music is coming to the Queen Victoria Markets! Excited cheese devotees will have the opportunity to taste test samples of the finest hard, soft, blue, white, fresh and aged rind cheese from a line-up of market traders and local producers. To add to this event, Coldstream Cider, Brick Lane Brewing Co will be serving local brews at the bar alongside wines from Mitchelton in Nagambie.

There will be cooking demonstrations through the week, roving entertainment on Tuesday and Thursday with live music kicking off from Friday through to Sunday.

As well, 400 Gradi will be creating an incredible 140-cheese pizza, Frencheese will be serving their famous raclette fondue cheese and That's Amour Cheese will balance your taste buds with their savoury and sweet traditional cannolis.

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Photo courtesy of Holey Cheese Festival, Website


Times for this festival are:

Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th October 10am to 2pm
Friday 26th & Saturday 27th October 10am to 9pm
Sunday 28th October 10am to 5pm.

Cheese Lovers make your way through Deli Lane to the Markets famous Dairy Hall for a fun week of entertainment.

Queen Victoria Markets is in its 140th year of a colourful history. The site has been a cemetery, livestock market and a wholesale fruit and vegetable market, each with an element of controversy. The markets officially opened on 20th March 1878 and remains the largest and most intact of all Melbourne's 19th-century markets. Apart from this festival, the markets are well known for shops and stalls catering for everyone's interest. It is a great tourist spot for visitors.
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Why? Taste-Test Finest Cheese Varieties
When: 23 - 28 October, 2018
Phone: 03 9320 5822
Where: Queen Victoria Markets, Corner Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne
Cost: Free
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