I think that we can all agree that halloumi is up there on the cheese hierarchy. It can be grilled, fried, put on toast, put in salads, and in sandwiches. The most versatile of the cheese family, it’s no surprise it’s getting its own festival.
For one weekend, 17th-18th of November, the annual festival will be held to ‘celebrate the incomparable ancient Cyprian export’. Presented by the Cyprus community of Melbourne, you can head to Lygon Street, Brunswick to join together with other halloumi lovers to give praise.
Your ticket will cover a tasting plate of the finest halloumi, a glass of wine and a recipe book. You can also get an insight into how the cheese is made and the history of it.
You can look forward to a variety of food plates you can purchase, and a Veranda bar to cleanse your palette with some incredible bevs before diving back in. If you needed anything else to sell you on this festival, there is a huge handful of music and dancing throughout the day.
Tickets can be purchased online. Entry is $10, concession $5, and kids enter for free.
For more info, click HERE.
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