Say Cheese 2021 is an Online Festival from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 October, and now is the time to get your tickets, as ticket sales close Monday 11 October - unless sold out prior. The same goes for tasting pack orders. Pack sales close on the same day at 5pm, unless sold out prior. Delivery is available within a 15km radius of the Market (Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra) at $15 a delivery. Orders will be delivered on Thursday 14 October. Unfortunately click and collect is not available.
Put reality into this virtual festival by ordering your cheese from the best local producers and taste along with the online events. Enjoy tastings, cookalongs, and a grilled cheese invitational from home.
Fri 15 Oct 7pm - Virtual Victorian Cheese Tasting Experience - Take a tasting journey of a carefully curated selection of 13 Victorian cheeses in a guided live zoom session, hosted by renowned cheesemonger Anthony Femia. Register here for free, to watch the session. If you choose to pre-order your tasting pack at $55 for a cheese-coma inducing experience, order it here. You'll find all details via the links given, plus options to buy wine packs.
Sat 16 Oct 6pm - Karen Martini Cookalong; Baked Gruyere and Cheddar Confit Garlic Tart - Be guided by one of Australia's all-time favourite chefs; Karen Martini, from her very own kitchen and learn how to recreate a dream dish at home that'll transport you to baked cheese heaven. This is an event you can watch for free. You just need to register here. Why not take it to the next level and buy the ingredient kit at $40 to cookalong in real time! Click here to buy the pack.
Sat 16 Oct 7pm - Simon Toohey Cookalong : Vegan Mac 'n Cheese - If you're after a plant-based cheese experience, this is the cookalong to attend. MasterChef's Simon Toohey is the master of cooking tasty vegetables, and he'll weave his magic in real time from his very own kitchen. Register here to watch for free, and again, make it real by buying the Recipe Kit for $40 here and cookalong. Check the list for pantry staples required.
Sun 17 Oct 3pm - Grilled Cheese Invitational - Bigger and better, 50 lucky audience members will be able to purchase their very own toastie pack at $45 to vote themselves. If you miss out on the packs, don't worry, you can still watch hilarious antics of some of Melbourne's best chefs as they battle it out, head-to-head, to be crowned the ultimate toastie master. Free to watch, register here, and to purchase your Invitational Pack, click here.
If you haven't entered the What Cheese Am I? competition, you best check it out here. the competition finishes at 12noon Tuesday 12 Oct 2021. You'll find all the terms and conditions via the link given.
To enter, simply comment on the competition posts on either the Facebook or Instagram pages, what cheese variety YOU think the amazing traders are describing, while tagging a mate who'd enjoy this virtual experience, for your chance to win the Ultimate Say Cheese Prahran Market Experience, valued at $255.
To get you in the mood for all the fromage, the Market has put together a list of their favourite cheeses, with the help of some of the Traders, so that you can create a delicious dairy shopping list on your next visit to the Market. Check it out here.