As we come to terms with spending more time in the great indoors, everyone’s favourite cheesemonger Anthony Femia has teamed up with local ceramic studio the Pot Dispensary for the ultimate at-home activity pack. The Cheese, Wine & Pottery Pack is full to the brim with enough clay, tools, wine and cheese to make any family, couple or household happy.
Make your own bowls, mugs, vases, platters or jewellery with easy to follow tutorials found on the Pot Dispensary’s IGTV channel. All the bells and whistles are included to ensure you can make something incredible, including 5kg of high-fire stoneware clay, a toolkit complete with essential hand-building tools, a cotton working surface and a maker’s booklet with step-by-step instructions.
Once you have built up an appetite from making your creations, snack on some of Maker & Monger’s crowd-favourite products, including their renowned Marcel Petite Comté Reservation, gorgonzola dolce with fresh honeycomb, Delice de Bourgogne triple cream brie, fresh berries and grapes, Spanish quince paste and the cult classic Bonilla a la Vista potato crisps.
All of the clay making will be thirsty work, so choose between a bottle of sparkling (Mosaique’s NV Clotilde Davenne Crémant de Bourgogne) or a red (Mosaique’s 2019 Domaine Raphael Chopin Gamay). Both are a great pairing for the delicious trio of cheese included in the pack.
“Pottery has been a hobby of mine for a couple of years now, and I love doing it on my days off from the market. It’s a great way to de-stress and unwind after a long week, and it’s made even better with cheese and wine!” says Anthony.
“We’re so excited to be collaborating with our favourite local cheesemonger. Take a moment of peace and calm for yourself, get messy, get creative and most of all, have fun. We can’t wait to see what creations people come up with,” says Alex Sinclair, owner of the Pot Dispensary.
The pack is suited to every level, whether you’re a first timer or an experienced ceramicist. It’s a great option for an upcoming date night or a gathering with housemates, and an even better gift for a special someone who you might be missing.
The Cheese, Wine & Pottery Pack is for 2–4 people and is $190. Pick up can be arranged from the Prahran Market, or you can get the pack delivered straight to your doorstep for a small fee. Customers can order their pack here.
Maker & Monger
Prahran Market, 163–165 Commercial Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
425 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141
Images: Kate Shanasy