Say Cheese!

Say Cheese to our new Melbourne Cheesemonger

In September, the Market welcomed world-class Melbourne cheesemonger, Anthony Femia and his brand new Grilled Cheese & Raclette Bar, Maker & Monger.

Initially trading from a beautifully restored French food cart in the Harvest Hall, Maker & Monger will tempt shoppers with the theatre of oozing raclette and stringy cheddar, before becoming a permanent store and cellar in the coming months.

“First, we want to ignite people’s senses with a selection of cheese dishes that are inspired by tradition, history and travels”, says Femia. “Then we’ll grow into a cheese shop and maturation cellar that will provide Melbourne with a bespoke selection of cheeses hand-picked from Australia and abroad.

Maker & Monger’s menu standouts include the traditional Swiss Raclette or Heidi Raclette from Tasmania and the All-American Grilled Cheese Sandwich, featuring Cabot Cheddar from Vermont and Monteray Jack from California. Shoppers will also be able to get their hands on Tomato Soup to go with the Grilled Cheese Sandwich, plus a selection of drinks, including decadent Mork Hot Chocolate and Warm Hot Sparkling Apple Cider. All produce will be sourced from Prahran Market.

“I’m very excited about having Maker & Monger at Prahran Market. It’s the destination market for quality ingredients and there are some great traders here. The market is going through an amazing development with some exciting traders being introduced over the next year and I wanted to be a part of that,” says Femia.

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