The Cheese Lovers Festival is returning to the Hunter Valley this June

There’s no better combination that cheese, wine, and the Hunter Valley. Nick Haddow leads the cream of artisan cheese makers descending on the Hunter Valley for two days this June for the popular Cheese Lovers Festival; sponsored by Kurrajong Kitchen. Held in spectacular Hunter Valley, the two-day festival, taking place on Saturday 17th June and Sunday 18th June, pays homage to cheese in all flavours, textures, and forms.

The festival will include cheese, beer and wine tastings, a cheesecake competition, and workshops, fine dining, live music and kids entertainment. Cheese experts at the Cheese Information Desk will guide food explorers on a tailor-made cheese discovery. This year’s highlight will be an intimate lunch or dinner hosted by renowned artisan cheese maker and founder of Bruny Island Cheese Company, Nick Haddow. The three-course menu designed exclusively for the festival will showcase the latest in all things cheesey.

“Cheese Lovers Festival is a truly unique event, the strength of Australia’s cheese credentials continues to grow and I’m proud to join some of the finest artisan cheese makers in the industry,” said Mr Haddow. “My menu will incorporate some of my favourite cheeses from around the world dressed with good Aussie produce. I’m already experimenting with flavour combinations.”

Fifty stalls showcasing a mixed selection of cheeses, beer and wine will be scattered throughout the festival to find the best partner for your cheese. A number of workshops from beginner to pro will deliver new tools to help fine-tune cheese dishes at home and learn about beer and cheese pairings. The Workshops by White Rabbit Brewery; will allow visitors to taste a unique range of flavoursome ales and matched cheeses.

Wine connoisseurs will benefit from expertise provided by Bruce Tyrrell, CEO of Tyrrell’s Wines, Recognized with an Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to the Australian wine industry. It’s the perfect place to brush up on worldly wine knowledge.

Discover or participate in the amateur fancy cheesecake competition or watch a live cook off at The Composed Cheese Course open to professional chefs and judged by Hunter Belle Cheese with Annie and Jason Chesworth from My Kitchen Rules.

On sale now, tickets are capped for each day to ensure appropriate space so get in early if you camembert to miss out.

For full information and tickets visit

When and Where:
Saturday 17th June and Sunday 18th June
10:00am – 5:00pm
Sebel, Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley

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