This is a great opportunity to meet with some foremost cheesemakers before the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event the following day.
Cost: $25 for ASCA members and $50 for non-members.
Come and listen to cheesemakers and microbiology speakers - including Mateo Kehler of Jasper Hill Farm in Vermont, Bronwen Percival of Neal’s Yard Dairy in London, and our own Carla Meurs of Holy Goat Cheese in Victoria, and microbiologist, Dr Ian Powell. Food journalist and author, Richard Cornish, will moderate the discussion.
"Australia shares an unlikely history with the UK and the US in the world of farmhouse and artisan cheese. We each had a thriving farmhouse and artisan cheese industry that growing industrialisation, WW2 and food safety concerns disrupted almost completely. But each of us is trying hard to rebuild that industry. The UK and the US are ahead of Australia in this regard, but we are hurrying to catch up. All of us are excited by the collaborative work being done by scientists with artisan cheesemakers throughout the world, including here in Australia, enabling the cheesemakers to make even more delectable cheeses from quality milk produced by small-scale sustainable dairy farms."