Sydney is getting a free European cheese festival in October

After a well-received debut in Melbourne, three-day cheese festival Bon Fromage is moving on up to Sydney, set to take on the harbour city as it shapes into Carriageworks’ Bay 25 for a mid-October weekend. The festival will be defined by a series of masterclasses and demonstrations from some of Sydney’s best and most reliable purveyors of European cheese, alongside a showcase where guests will have access to half a tonne of cheese for free.

Yep, for free. Not only will Bon Fromage be free entry, but organisers Centre National Interprofessionel de l’Economie Laitière and the European Union want to showcase as much cheese as possible to as many people as people – so they are making it free of charge to try these cheeses. Of course, the cheeses will also be available for purchase and there will kilos upon kilos of all different types of cheeses up for sale.

A dedicated piazza will be set up in Carriageworks which will include a pop-up wine bar and a festival stage, where those aforementioned masterclasses and demonstrations will take place. The free ticketed masterclasses will aim to teach guests how to match cheese with wine, how to tell the difference between creamy and stinky cheese, and the very rich history of European cheese.

Note that the first day of the festival will be open for trade and media, whereas Saturday and Sunday will be free entry for all members of the public from 11am to 6pm.

Bon Fromage

When: Friday 13th October – Sunday 15th October; free public access on Sat and Sun only 11am-6pm
Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW


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Chris Singh

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