The Fromage a Trois Cheese & Cider Festival is back at Werribee Park this year on Sunday 6th of March showcasing producers from Australia and Europe.
There will be over 60 exhibitors on the day, kitchen demonstrations and live music.
Artisan cheese makers like BoatShed Cheese, Boosey Creek Cheese, L'Artisan Cheese Organic, Milawa Cheese Company and Yarra Valley Dairy will be there as well as a number of cider, beer, wine and other gourmet foods producers such as Batlow Cider, Maggie Beer, Tin Shed Charcuterie and La Bastide.
Last year's festival introduced me to a number of great artisan producers from which I now buy from regularly. My highlights were trying cheeses from The Red Cow, Yarra Valley Dairy, raclette from Frencheese, bread from Loafer Bread, Crème brûlée from The Brûlée Cart, ice cream from Timboon Fine Ice Cream and cider from Batlow Cider Co.
The Red Cow last year had amazing artisan cheeses from the Rolf Beeler range which I am now obsessed with. I had their Jersey Blue cheese on Loafer Bread which was to die for. The Vacherin Fribourgeois and raw milk Gruyère were also very nice.
I enjoyed a torching demo and a sweet treat from The Brûlée Cart as well as a 'La Charcuterie' plate of melted raclette cheese from Frencheese. I am also now truly obsessed with vanilla and chocolate ice cream from Timboon Fine Ice Cream.
The best thing about the day was meeting the makers and exhibitors behind the tasty produce and drinks available on the day. Loved a chat with a few French people too! It was a fantastic day and the weather was just perfect which made things even more enjoyable.
I recommend heading to the Fromage a Trois festival as early as you can to secure a spot on the grass, bring some picnic blankets, sunscreen and grab your free tasting glass on the way in. It is a family friendly event (kids 12 yrs and under enter free) so bring your little foodies with you!
Once you are settled in, stock up on produce (the food exhibitors queue can sometimes be a bit long so plan ahead), grab a drink and relax! There's also cooking demonstrations throughout the day where you can meet chefs from the Park Werribee, Shadowfax Wines, Circa and more - enjoy!
Gates open at 10.30am and close at 6pm. For more info head to their website at:
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