Calling all Cheese Lovers!

Tickets are now on sale for South Melbourne Market’s A Fromage Affair, which will run from 18 to 28 October 2023.

The event is the fourth in the ‘Foodie Affair’ series for the Market, with the truffle, chilli and fungi events proving a popular attraction for the Market. Guests will begin their journey at K-Sein Fromagerie, one of the Market’s premier suppliers of farmhouse and artisanal cheese from Australia and abroad.

Owner, Victor will provide a detailed overview of cheeses available at the Market, including the different flavours, varieties and aromas.

He will give an insight into how they should be stored, prepared and served, what to look out for when buying cheese, plus tips on curating a show-stopping cheese board at home.

Ticketholders will then head off on a self-guided degustation tour of the Market to devour 11 dishes from

Market traders:

• K-Sein Fromagerie – Trio of cheese – goat cheese with honey, comte cheese with fig and almond paste, bluestone cheese with quince

• Aptus Seafood Grill – Mornay oyster

• Claypots Evening Star – Roasted cauliflower with Roquefort bechamel

• Agathé Patisserie – Brie and apple croissant

• Smithburg – Ten cheese croquette

• Pieno Di Grazia – Gorgonzola arancini • Emerald Deli – Raclette with roasted potatoes, saucisson and cornichons

• Simply Spanish – Panko crumbed Manchego cheese with a quince sauce

• Little Hof – Savoury pretzel with German camembert beer dip

• Fritz Gelato – Lemon cheesecake gelato

• My Cookie Factory – Tiramisu cookie with mascarpone cream icing Ticketholders can also opt to purchase an exclusive goodie bag filled with gourmet cheeses and accompaniments including a truffle parmesan, D’affinois and K-Sein’s cheese of the day.

South Melbourne Market is home to one of the largest selections of artisanal cheese in Melbourne, boasting seven delis run by passionate traders with extensive knowledge and an appreciation for the best in local and international fromage.

From the best in Spanish cheese at La Central, artisanal Australian varieties at K-Sein Fromagerie and the iconic Emerald Deli cheese room stocked with over 200 cheeses, the Market truly is the ultimate destination for any cheese lover.

South Melbourne Market’s ‘A Fromage Affair’: When: October 18 to 28, with two sessions daily (11 am or 2 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays)

Price: Tickets are $85. Optional Fromage Goodie Bags are an additional $55 and strictly limited. Address: South Melbourne Market, Coventry and Cecil Streets, South Melbourne

Getting Here: Walk, ride, drive or catch the 96 tram to South Melbourne.

South Melbourne Market is proudly owned and operated by the City of Port Phillip and is open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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