Did you know that eating cheese is scientifically proven to be good for your health?

Yes, you heard right. Nutritionist Arne Astrup from the University of Copenhagen, said "Research clearly demonstrates important health benefits of cheese for prevention of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancers."

Coming to Sydney for the first time ‘Mould', is a foodie festival dreamed up in cheese heaven. A collaboration between Bruny Island Cheese Co. cheesemaker Nick Haddow and the organisers of Pinot Palooza, the festival will feature

After a successful first outing in Melbourne, the festival is heading north to Sydney's Carriageworks on Saturday 1 September. Alongside unlimited tastings of Australia's best cheeses - there will be over 80 types from the likes of Bruny Island, Yarra Valley Dairy, Stone & Crowe - it'll feature flavoursome fare from cheese specialists too.

Of course, snacking on samples and purchasing slices and slabs to take home with you are just two ways to enjoy cheese. The fest will have cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and talks so you can stretch your cheese knowledge as well as your cheese stomach. And it wouldn't be a cheese festival without beverages to wash it all down with, so expect a bar serving Aussie wines, whisky, beer and sake.

There will be two sessions: one running from 11am-4pm and the other from 5-9pm. Tickets cost $40, which includes tastings, classes, one free glass of vino and a wine glass to keep.


Cheese dreams: Sydney’s new drool-worthy festival