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Beer & Cheese Tasting Masterclass

With Franck Berges from Bidbeer

and Peter Gross from Calendar Cheese

Price: $75.00

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Le Festival's Materclasses 2024

Beer & Cheese Tasting Masterclass

Discover the delightful synergy between brews and cheeses at our Beer & Cheese Tasting Masterclass. Perfect for aficionados and novices alike, this class will explore the unexpectedly perfect pairing of beer, cheese, and cider. Join us as cheese expert Peter Gross from Calendar Cheese Company and renowned beer educator Franck Berges guide you through an educational and sensory experience of French-inspired flavours.

During this masterclass, attendees will have the opportunity to taste a minimum of five French-inspired beers, each thoughtfully paired with a corresponding French-inspired cheese. This format allows to experience the nuanced interactions between the hops, malt, and the creamy or piquant profiles of artisanal cheeses; Experience cheese range from the pungent Le Conquerant Camembert of Normandy to the creamy mild blue of St Agur, along with the complex flavours of Epoisses, the aged Comte, and the uniquely Australian L’Artisan Fermier.

Franck and Peter will co-present this tasting experience, ensuring an informative session that covers the history, production, and tasting notes of each pairing. The selection of beers and cheeses has been carefully curated to showcase how these two culinary worlds can complement and enhance one another.

Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or simply curious about expanding your palate, this masterclass is a fantastic opportunity to learn, taste, and enjoy in a friendly and engaging setting. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of beer and cheese pairings that are as educational as they are delicious.

Franck Berges from Bidbeer

Franck Berges, originally from New Caledonia and now based in Australia, was knighted by one of Belgium’s most prestigious brewing fraternities, marking a significant achievement. He expresses a deep sense of pride about his journey from his small hometown of La Foa to international recognition. Berges was inducted as a member of the “Chevalerie du Fourquet des Brasseurs,” a notable first for the fraternity. He is also the founder of a successful import and export beer business, which has become the largest independent beer export company in the country.

Peter Gross from Calendar Cheese

Peter Gross is currently the Sales Manager of Calendar Cheese. Peter has been in the cheese industry for 35 years, commencing with Kraft Foods, at that stage, Australia’s largest Cheese producer and then going on to spend 13 years with King Island, taking it from its early stages to the massive brand it is today. Along the way, he developed South Cape, a major brand in today’s Australian Dairy industry. Peter is a member of the Australian Specialty Cheese Makers Association and has been a cheese judge for the last 12 years. He will take us on a journey through the fascinating world of cheese, from its early beginnings as a main food source through to the diversity and complexities of cheese today, sourced from all corners of the globe.

Class includes: 

  • 5 x beer types from BidBeer
  • 5 x cheese types from Calendar Cheese
  • Accompanying nibbles
  • Tasting notes
  • 1h of beer & cheese education with beer expert Franck Berges and Cheese expert Peter Gross


  • 18y+ only
  • ID required

All sales are final – no shows will be charged the full amount without a refund.
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