The ultimate pairing: World’s largest pinot noir party and Australia’s biggest cheese festival join forces for huge Hobart celebration

Mould x Pinot Palooza: Hobart 21-23 October

The team from REVEL (the masterminds behind Pinot Palooza and Mould) are combining their joint passions of wine and fromage for an exclusive event hitting Tasmania this October. 

From Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October, The Goods Shed in Hobart will transform into a veritable giant cheese platter, with over 65 varieties of Australian artisan cheese to sample, accompanied by wines from 30 pinot producers from across Australia and New Zealand in what must be the ultimate event pairing.

Festival founder Dan Sims said, “Finally, after a decade of celebrating the best of pinot noir and Australian cheese around the country, we’re now bringing the celebrations to Tasmania.” 

He continues: “Having had so many incredible Tasmanian makers at our events over the years, we thought it was high time we made the trip south and bring not just one, but two of our festival brands together for one big cheesy pinot party. Put simply, we just can’t whey-t to get down there.”

The island state’s reputation for excellent produce draws visitors all year round to explore its world-class restaurants, wineries, distilleries, and farm gates. Mould X Pinot Palooza will bring together many of these same Tasmanian makers under one roof, to be sampled alongside visiting cheese champions and pinot producers from the mainland. 

Tassie locals and cheese-lovers will taste through a high-quality and exclusive selection of mainland dairy products at this year’s inaugural festival. Artisan cheese highlights include Victoria’s own Milawa Cheese Company, Boatshed Cheese; NSW’s Nimbin Valley Dairy, Vannella Cheese; and Woombye (QLD). Local produce in Pyengana Dairy from the remote northeast; Red Cow Organics from the northwest coast; goats cheese specialist Tongola; La Cantara Artisan Cheese; Grandvewe Cheese; and festival favourite Bruny Island Cheese Co., will also bring their famous cheese fondue to the party.

Featuring some of the best pinot noirs from Tassie, the mainland, New Zealand and beyond — set your mind at wine and cheese with local drops in Small Island Wines, Mewstone, Meadowbank, as well as Moondarra (VIC), Craggy Range (NZ) and more, pouring up at the festival bar to thirsty punters in-between samples. 

Then, of course, other drops on offer include Hartshorn gin and vodka, Bruny Island beers and Pagan Cider.

This year, Pinot Palooza celebrates its 10th-anniversary milestone and has visited over 14 cities and 6 countries since its inception in 2012. Sims says his original mission for Pinot Palooza remains: to celebrate the diversity of pinot noir and have a whole lot of fun doing it. 

Since 2017, Revel’s Mould Cheese Festival has delivered cheese tasting experiences across Australia, showcasing the full spectrum of homegrown artisan cheese – from textured and earthy to raw milk varieties and everything in between. 

Both events have recently completed their Australian east coast city tours, offering up over one million cheese samples, and more pinot noir that you can poke a waiter’s friend at. 

Tickets for Mould X Pinot Palooza are $50 +BF and include festival entry, ALL cheese and pinot tastings, Mould Cheese Collective Cooler Bag (for your cheese!), stemless REVEL wine glass, entertainment and more. 

Tickets for Mould X Pinot Palooza are on sale now via events.humanitix.com/mould-x-pinot-palooza-hobart-2022 

More information on the inaugural event, visit mouldcheesefestival.com/mould-x-pinot-palooza-hobart-2022/ or pinotpalooza.com.au/hobart-2022/

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