After a massive turnout last year, Melbourne’s only Halloumi Festival returns at the end of October. Organised by the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria, the three-day cheese extravaganza will once again be held at the organisation’s headquarters where you can expect to indulge in a variety of cheesy treats.
As well as chowing down on fried Halloumi sticks and a massive range of Cypriot dishes from Kantina Kitchen, you’ll be able to wash it all down with a drink from the Veranda bar. To keep you entertained there’ll be traditional music and dances performed throughout the day along with a number of demonstrations.
Learn how Halloumi is made and discover the history behind the Cypriot food, with many believing it was first made by a Cyprian herder who combined goat’s and sheep’s milk to make cheese sometime between AD 395 and 867.
Purchase a presale ticket and you’ll go into the draw for 2 return airline tickets to Cyprus or Greece courtesy of Grecian Tours.
The Cyprus Halloumi Festival takes place from Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27 at the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria, 495–497 Lygon Street, Brunswick East. For more information head to the official Facebook page or grab a ticket for just $10 from eventbrite.com.