THE FESTIVAL OF EUROPEAN CHEESES BON FROMAGE IS BACK IN SYDNEY, AND WITH IT COME TONNES OF FRENCH CHEESE TO INDULGE IN !

Sydneysider cheese lovers will rejoice as Bon Fromage Festival is back during the weekend of the 3rd to the 5th of June 2022. The program includes cheese market, wine pairing and art-de-vivre à la française. Widely recognized for its production of quality cheeses in the world for generations, French cheeses will be in the spotlight for a weekend. Follow the smell !

 

The Bon Fromage Festival will take place at the Cargo Hall of the Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal, where festivalgoers will enjoy amazing French cheese while sipping on a glass of wine and admiring the view of the Opera House during VIVID Sydney 2022.  The Bon Fromage Festival is coming back full swing and is more ambitious than ever. Once more this year, the cheese tasting will be free, as well as the entry. 

EXPECT SOME SMELL

A gigantic French cheese buffet will be the centrepiece of the Festival. To make sure every attendee has their share of cheese, refills will be organized all along the weekend. We’re talking about 80 kgs of cheese given out every two hours, so hear out the bell. Bon Fromage will showcase about a dozen of cheeses, including Comté, Cantal, Emmental, Brie, Camembert, Triple-Crème, Langres, Pont L’Évêque, and some more. 

Festivalgoers will also stroll around the subtlety nicknamed Stinky Market. Twelve of the major cheesemongers and chefs in Australia will unite to showcase the best of French cheese art-de-vivre, selling their high-quality products or tasty dishes and cheese snacks. 

In addition to the Stinky Market, several bars will offer extraordinary pairings to enjoy the cheeses to the fullest. You will have the opportunity to match the free cheese samples with wines, crafted beers, and spirits. 

BON FROMAGE FESTIVAL IS FREE TO ATTEND WITH NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED FOR THE FREE TASTING.

CHEESE MASTERCLASSES

Discover the wonderful world of French cheeses and fun ways to enjoy them!

This year again, we have collaborated with some of Sydney’s most renowned cheese experts to curate 10 exciting masterclasses that will stimulate your senses and play with your pallet. You will learn essential life skills like, “Wine and Cheese pairing, “Cheese Aesthetics”, “Blue cheese lovers” and more…

SATURDAY 4TH OF JUNE 2022

Tour de Cheese

Aurore Ghigo - Cheese on wheels : This masterclass will highlights 5 cheeses from different regions of France and compares the different regions processes, customs and climate can affect the product.

12 PM - SOLD OUT

Karl Thomas

Aurore Ghigo : Karl Patrick Thomas is an accomplished Head chef with a strong fine dining background. He's been the private chef for celebrities, worked for London's leading events catering companies and Michelin star restaurants.

1 PM - SOLD OUT

TEA AND CHEESE

Aurore Ghigo : Tea drinking in Australia is an essential part of the culture, most people are huge fan of tea and have adopted the famous 'tea time'. Discover ou combination of tea blends and French cheeses.

2 PM

Blue Cheese Lovers

Sogna Ocello : Blue cheese lovers, this masterclass is for you. Learn about France's finest Blue cheeses. Discover about what make them so special, special tips on how to pair them and some recipe suggestions.

3 PM - SOLD OUT

Wine and Cheeses

Gregoire Bertaud : Unique selection of French cheeses paired with Wine. The matching associations are brought to you by Aurore Ghigo, reknowed Sydney based cheesemonger and Gregoire Bertaud, the knowledgeable wine passionate and entrepreneur.

4 PM - SOLD OUT

SUNDAY 5TH OF JUNE 2022

Tour de Cheese

Aurore Ghigo - Cheese on wheels : This masterclass will highlights 5 cheeses from different regions of France and compares the different regions processes, customs and climate can affect the product.

12 PM - SOLD OUT

Yves Scherrer's pastries

Yves Scherrer - Aurore Ghigo : Award-winning pastry chef Yves Scherrer has delighted both diners and food critics for the past 20 years with his approach to pastry, chocolate and desserts. Discover one of his exclusive creation.

1 PM - SOLD OUT

Cheese x Spirits

Aurore Ghigo x Gregoire Bertaud : Discover some original selections of pungent cheeses paired with spirits from all over the world. This masterclass will give ideas of original mix and matching for your future cheese party.

2 PM - SOLD OUT

Cheese Aesthetics

Aurore Ghigo x Gregoire Bertaud : Want to impress with an eccentric cheeseboard? Your host will teach you cheese art. Discover new ways to cut the cheese, make flowers with charcuterie and learn how to make some aesthetics pinterest worthy cheeseboards.

3 PM - SOLD OUT

Beer x Cheese

Sydney brewery x Penny Lawson : This masterclass will bring you pairing of hard, creamy or pungent and softer French cheeses with a carefully selected beer list. Sydney Brewery began its mission to create outstanding craft beers and ciders with 100% focus on high quality and approachability.

4 PM - SOLD OUT

This initiative is part of the CNIEL (National Dairy Interbranch Organization) commitment, with aid from the European Union’s, to showcase the variety and the distinctiveness of French cheeses in Australia. Part of this campaign, the Bon Fromage Festival offers Australian consumers the opportunity to taste, discover and learn about French cheeses, but also, to attend free in-person Masterclasses hosted by famous cheese mongers, chefs and specialists of the industry. The goal : to inform and guide on how to pair cheese and wine, or how to integrate it to your daily cooking. The Bon Fromage Festival has been created by CNIEL in 2016.