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Top Greek chefs feature in Prahran Market’s ‘Say Cheese’ Festival




Greeks and cheese go together like butter and bread. Which is why this year’s Prahran Market ‘Say Cheese’ Festival will feature multiple Greek chefs preparing some of the most delicious cheese-related foods.

The festival will take place virtually on the 10th-12th of September with three free events, featuring guests like Gary Mehigan, Jerry Mai, Philip Vakos, Darren Purchese, Raph Rashid and Tobie Puttock. 

The event prepared to sweep Greeks off their feet however will be on Friday, 11th September, as Kathy Tsaples of ‘Sweet Greek’ will be cooking a three course Greek feast.

Kathy will take people to the Mediterranean and guide them through preparing a delicious three-course Greek meal. Each of the dishes will champion cheese and is to be perfect for a Friday evening dinner. 

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“I’ll be making a beautiful Greek meal from entre to main to dessert and people will be able to participate online,” Kathy says to The Greek Herald.

“We’re also encouraging people in the Prahran Market delivery area to purchase the kit and cook along with me as they’re watching on Friday night.”

The recipe kit box is considered perfect for families or couples who love leftovers, and available from Food Lover’s.

Born in Richmond, Melbourne, of Greek parents, Kathy grew up learning to cook traditional Greek cuisine from her mother. The Greek Australian has written two cookbooks, Sweet Greek and Sweet Greek Life, and in 2016 was named a HACCI Award winner for business excellence. 

People can register for watch the cook-a-long with Kathy HERE.

The Grilled Cheese Invitational also returns for its third year with Greek chef Philip Vakos competing against Raph Rashid and Jerry Mai. Meanwhile, Masterchef and Plate of Origin judge Gary Meghan, alongside Anthony Femia and last year’s winner Darren Purchese will judge the competition.

Philip Vakos grew up with two Cretan grandmothers and he was surrounded by food from a young age. After a stint on Masterchef, Philip moved to Melbourne to follow his food dream, and most recently opened Bahari | The Hellenic Palate. Greeks will surely be rallying behind the Melbourne chef as he takes on the two other competitors in the Grilled Cheese invitational!

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