Say Cheese: Foodie Experience Launches at Australia’s First Igloo Village

Alpine Nature Experience
Alpine Nature Experience

In addition to hitting the slopes, Mount Hotham visitors can now sit back and relax with a glass of wine with expertly-paired cheese, or indulge in an extravagant cheesy feast fit for the whole family

Alpine Nature Experience, which runs memorable moments in the snow, is launching a series of events centred around the wonderful world of cheese at Victoria’s top skiing destination, Mount Hotham.

With the help of Mount Hotham Resort Management Board, the adventure company has built a sustainable eco-village to hold these cheese-inspired activities. The new village resides just outside of the main village and is accessible by snowshoe or skidoo. In addition, it boasts a central heated tipi, an outdoor bar, three snow domes and two real igloos.

The Wine and Cheese Masterclass follows founder Jean-Francois on a gastronomic journey across the world of cheese and wine, pairing 10 French and Australian cheeses to six wines from the North East Victoria. Classes can take up to 24 guests.

Perfect for the whole family, the Cheese Feast Raclette Lunch invites guests to a cheese feast like no other. Grill a half wheel of French cheese to serve with fresh baked potatoes, all accompanied by delicious charcuterie, smoked meats and a selection of wine and craft beer. Classes can take up to 16 guests.

Both events are two hours long and $75 AUD per participant, including snowshoe rental. They will be offered every Thursday from July to the end of September, with the masterclass occurring at 10:30 am and the lunch at 11:30 am. Bookings are essential and can be made at

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