Cheese Fest & Ferment The Festival return to Adelaide as Gather & Graze

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CheeseFest+FERMENT festival are back in November, as Gather & Graze, at a new temporary home with live cooking demonstrations, chef stalls, niche bars and delicious produce.

Gather & Graze

Over the weekend of Saturday 7 November and Sunday 8 November at The Market Shed on Holland, Gather & Graze will showcase South Australia’s cheese and fermented foods, alongside niche bars to enjoy wine, beer, gin and other fermented drinks and delicious produce.

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There will also be live cooking demonstrations by some of the country’s leading producers and chefs, including Emma McCaskill, Karena Armstrong, Rose Adam, Paul Baker and South Australian favourites Simon Briant and Maggie Beer plus a few other names.

Gather & Graze
Image: CheeseFest + FERMENT


CheeseFest+FERMENT Founder and Director, Kris Lloyd said:

Our smaller event will give food and wine producers, chefs and cheesemakers the opportunity to showcase their businesses and share their knowledge and expertise as well as giving our festival patrons the chance to Gather & Graze in a safe environment.

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Kris Lloyd with her Monet cheese  Image: Duy Huynh from Woodside Cheese Rights Facebook page


Local producers announced so far include Udder Delights, Second Valley Dairy, Woodside Cheese Wrights, Brewed by Belinda, Red Cacao, Kangaroo Island Spirits, Coriole Vineyards, Scull Kombucha and My Grandma Ben with more to be revealed!

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You are encouraged to get in early for tickets, which will only available online, and there will be sessions with limited numbers until sold out in accordance with COVID safe requirements.


Further details about Gather & Graze will come in the following weeks.


Tickets for sessions are only available online until sold out, and can be purchased via the CheeseFest website:


What:                   Gather & Graze 2020

When:                  Saturday, 7 November and Sunday 8 November 2020.

Where:                 Market Shed on Holland

Sessions:              Saturday

  • 11 – 3pm Lunch session  $45
  • 4 – 9pm Evening session $50



  • 10 – 2pm Brunch session $45
  • 3 – 7pm Twilight session $45


For more information and to purchase your tickets visit:

You may also like to follow Gather & Graze via the official social media pages:


What’s your favourite cheese?

You can read our articles about previous year’s CheeseFest + FERMENT festivals here:

Two foodie festivals together in Adelaide this weekend: Cheese Fest and Ferment the Festival

Cheese and champagne this weekend? CheeseFest + Ferment the Festival have you covered

Everything you need to know about the French Quarter at CheeseFest + Ferment the Festival 2019!


For other events happening in Adelaide, around Australia and online, check out the monthly what’s on:

What’s on in October 2020?


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Everything you need to know about the French Quarter at CheeseFest + Ferment the Festival 2019!

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With only one day to go until CheeseFest + Ferment the Festival 2019 starts, we thought we’d let you know some more about the French Quarter, which is making its return this year.

At the French Quarter of CheeseFest you can expect:

  • French wine including champagne, notably Pol Roger
  • beautiful charcuterie and traditional French meats made by Les Deux Coqs
  • A Raw Milk Cheese area – an Australian first! The CheeseFest + Ferment the Festival 2019 will host Australia’s first ever Raw Milk Cheese area.
    • Kris Lloyd, who we have to thank for the festival existing, will be curating a special selection of Raw Milk Cheeses available for tasting and purchase at CheeseFest, including her famous raw milk Picasso.
    • Australian regulations mean that there is only a very small selection of Raw Milk cheese available in Australia.
    • Kris Lloyd feels it is a great way CheeseFest + Ferment the Festival 2019 is the perfect platform to do to have the conversation about this somewhat controversial topic and educate consumers about it.
    • French raw cheese that are there will be Beaufort, Comte, and Roquefort.


If you don’t eat and buy your fill of cheeses, charcuterie and traditional French meats while quaffing champagne and French wine, you will find plenty of other products to try at CheeseFest + Ferment the Festival 2019. You can read all about the festival here.


Not French but given our love of all things cheese, it is also noteworthy that Kris Lloyd’s Anthill Cheese, the only green ant cheese in the world will be available at CheeseFest.


CheeseFest + Ferment the Festival 2019 is on this weekend, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October.


Don’t forget that tickets are cheaper online than at the gate so pre-purchase your tickets via this link


What’s your favourite French cheese? What’s your favourite wine and cheese pairing?