Prahran Market’s Say Cheese Festival is back

The seventh annual celebration is going online for 2020 – Thursday, 10 September to Saturday, 12 September 2020

Cheese lovers rejoice! Prahran Market is bringing back its Say Cheese Festival for the seventh year and, in 2020, you can participate from the comfort of your own home. A series of three, free, cheesy events will be held between 10–12 September.


So, what can people expect?


Thursday, 10th September, evening: Around the World with Cheese

Embark on an international journey of cheese as Prahran Market Traders take guests on a virtual cheese-inspired trip around the world.  Ticket holders can register for free to learn about different varieties of cheese, their tastes, textures and uses. A tasting box will be available for purchase via Prahran Market’s Food Lover’s Direct for those who want to taste along.


Image credit: Carmen Zammit

Friday, 11th September, evening: Cooking with Kathy – A Cheesy Greek Dinner with Kathy Tsaples

Sweet Greek’s Kathy Tsaples will guide guests through preparing a delicious three-course Greek meal. Of course, each of the dishes will champion cheese and be perfect for a Friday evening. If viewers want to get in on the action, they can purchase the accompanying recipe kit boxes from Food Lover’s Direct and cook-along with Kathy.


Saturday, 12th September, afternoon: Grilled Cheese Invitational

Back for its third year, the Grilled Cheese Invitational will pit some of Melbourne’s best chef talent against each other to create the event’s best cheese toastie. The Invitational will see each of the participants preparing their toastie before the judges score on name, appearance and taste. Past winners include Kay-lene Tan from Tonka and Darren Purchese of Burch & Purchese.


If you love cheese, what better way to spend time at home during lockdown?


Prahran Market’s Say Cheese Festival 

When: Thursday, 10 September to Saturday, 12 September 2020

Why: Because 2020 has cancelled enough already. The seventh Say Cheese Festival must go on because we love cheese!

Where/How: Events will be held on Zoom via free registration