Bon Fromage Festival of European Cheese laneway cheese festival

We all know that Melbourne prides itself on amazing food. Bon Fromage is what happens when things get really serious, we have a festival to celebrate. The Bon Fromage Cheese Festival really is the place where cheese dreams come true.

Over two weekends in November, the Faraday Street laneway behind the King and Godfree grocer in Carlton is transformed into a slice of European cheese heaven for all to enjoy.


The festival provides a range of activities to satisfy every cheese lover’s needs. Starting with free cheese tastings, you can step up to the next level with a master class from Melbourne’s own cheese notables, Chef Johnny Di Francesco (of 400 Gradi) and Anthony Femia (of Maker and Monger).


Throughout the festival there are demonstrations to aid pairing your favourite cheese with its accompanying tipple, be that wine, sparkling, beer or cider.  Although the golden rule seems to be that you can’t go wrong, as long as it works for you. That does not mean you can’t hone your taste buds, however.

Indeed, a perfectly located wine bar will be on site to aid you as well as amazing cheese vendors like Carlton’s own Milk the Cow, Essendon’s Harper & Blohm and Fitzroy’s Shifty Chevre.


From the cheese novice to the raclette devotee, this is a brieliant festival not to be missed.  I implore you all to go, feast well, and dream of big wheels of cheese.

– Duncan
Duncan was the most illegible bachelor in town, but times have changed, although he is still a purveyor of Melbourne’s surprising, quirky, and cultural events.

Bon Fromage: Festival of European Cheeses runs 11-20 November 2016 in Faraday Lane, Carlton, behind King and Godfree.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Under One Roof PR.
Image credit: Under One Roof PR.