CheeseFest is South Australia’s longest running alfresco cheese food and wine festival.
About this Event
CheeseFest is South Australia’s longest running and widely loved annual cheese-focussed culinary festival.
Established in 2005 by festival director Kris Lloyd AM, CheeseFest was created to showcase South Australia’s cheese producers and has now matured to include a diverse range of local artisan food producers, restaurants, wineries, distilleries and breweries and musicians.
CheeseFest is now the complete all-in-one alfresco foodie festival with a focus on ‘gouda’ curds and whey!
Cheese Lovers can wander the festival tasting cheese and wine, building their own cheeseboards, attending interactive masterclasses and revel in the live entertainment from local artists.
Dates and Pricing InfoSaturday November 18th
Gates Open: 11am
Last Bottle Sales: 7pm
Last Drinks: 7:30pm
Event Concludes: 8:00pm
Sunday November 19th
Gates Open: 11am
Last Bottle Sales: 5pm
Last Drinks: 5:30pm
Event Concludes: 6:00pm
Weekend Pass: $40
PLEASE NOTE: Concession tickets MUST have a valid concession card (Student cards and all Seniors cards and DVA Cards) to show on entry.
Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by an adult!
*Ticket prices are not inclusive of Eventbrite booking fee or GST
CheeseFest Core Activities 2023
TALES OF DELICIOUSNESS DEGUSTATION LUNCH
New to Cheesefest this year the “Tales of Deliciousness” Lunch is an event not to be missed. Experience a magical culinary journey featuring the expertise of Chef Tom Tilbury and the insights of Katie Spain in the world of food and wine. It's a great opportunity for attendees to savour delicious dishes and learn more about the fascinating stories behind the flavours as Katie interviews the Chef and the Winemakers.
**Your ticket to 'Tales of Deliciousness' Includes free entry to CheeseFest**
MAIN STAGE: MUSIC
Back by popular demand, the CheeseFest live music program returns for its second year. Featuring some of South Australia's hottest artists, our Music Program completes the sensory experience for attendees. This year the stage will feature world-class original South Australian artists from the pop, jazz, folk and roots genres.
G & T GARDEN
G & T Garden is the perfect sanctuary to sink some locally crafted Gin. With room for up to 500 guests in a prominent location at the festival, the G & T Bar hosts a range of world-class small batch Gins from SA and beyond. This year's bar will also feature live entertainment.
BUBBLES & BARNACLES BAR
Pop-up: but make it luxurious.. CheeseFest supports the recovery and return of the South Australian Oyster Industry with our exclusive Champagne, Sparklingand Oyster Bar. Sample South Australia's finest oysters presented by Tim from Franklin Harbour Oysters and pop a Pol in your glass as we serve our favourite French Champagne Pol Roger – Oysters + Champagne no brainer, right?
YOUR FAVOURITE CHEESE TOASTIE
The only cheese toastie stall you need in your life. This stall will be slinging toasties all day and all night, so you can get that remarkable grilled cheese goodness in your life.
AFRICOLA CANTEEN RACLETTE BAR
The crowd favourite Swiss melted cheese dish is the primo example of Comfort Food. Chef, Author and Food celebrity Duncan Welgemoed is putting a twist to this deliciousness we all love! If you want to find out more and taste this gooey cheese treat visit Africola’s Canteen at CheeseFest ….we guarantee you will not be sorry.
CheeseFest is a family affair, BYO kids! This year we invite ticket holders to bring their kids for a range of dedicated scheduled kid-friendly activities including a Bubbles extravaganza, face painting and balloon twisting ….ALL FREE!
INTERNATIONAL CHEESE BAR
Cheeses of the world! The International Cheese Bar brings cheeses from all over the world in one decked-out pavilion. From Gruyere to Manchego, D’affinois to Roquefort. The funky and the fancy – whatever you are after, you can find it here.
K-ROO VIP LOUNGE
By Invitation only, the K-ROO VIP lounge will be serving premium South Australian produce and drinks, including some specially designed Cocktails and the famous produce from K-ROO.
Look out for the K-Roo burger and sausage sizzle stall, this is a must try. Speak to the experts about how to cook and serve Roo one of South Australia’s gems in the food industry.
Is the festival pet friendly?
Sorry! No pets allowed.
Is CheeseFest Child Friendly?
Yes! We are a festival for people of all ages!
Children under 12 get free admission when accompanied by an adult.
Plus - Free Kids Entertainment, Life Be In It Games and Zoos SA activities. Free SmoothFM music in the kids area all day AND free SmoothFM SLUSHIES!!!
Is the event Wheelchair-Accessible?
Yes, CheeseFest is wheelchair accessible. The event space is a flat area with some natural undulation, and there is a bitumen path that will lead to most areas of the festival. We have two accessible toilets that can be accessed by the bitumen path also.
Plus, free entry for carers!
Can I bring my own food & drinks?
Food and drink are not permitted to be brought into the festival unless you have specific dietary requirements.
Can I smoke at CheeseFest?
For the health and safety of all patrons no smoking is permitted inside the venue
Can I purchase alcohol and drink it outside the festival?
Alcohol can be purchased and taken home, however there is no alcohol consumption beyond the CheeseFest fenced perimeter
There is free water available at our QuenchBench TM
When is last drinks?
Saturday November 18th: 7:30pm
Sunday November 19th: 5:30pm
CheeseFest Australia Pty Ltd practices a responsible attitude to the consumption of liquor on licensed premises
How can I get there?
The O-Bahn drops you directly at our door, as does the Tram system on North Terrace.
There is public parking available off Rundle St, North Terrace, Bartels Rd and Flinders St - All a few minutes walk from Rymill Park.
Rundle Park /Kadlitpina (Park 13), Rundle Road, Adelaide, Australia