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Eatyard's Cheese and Wine Festival kicks off today

The Eatyard Cheese and Wine Festival opens its doors at 4pm today and runs until Sunday night, and if you like either cheese or wine we would suggest you drop in. Plus the weather's looking dry and it's an outdoor event so for once the gods are with us.

It's free entry but you can get priority tickets here for €10 which will give you €10 to spend once you get in there, and there is so much going on over the three days. There are wine tastings, cheese-making demonstrations, talks, karaoke and screenings of wine themed movies in the Bernard Shaw, including 'Sour Grapes', and one of our all-time favourites, 'Sideways'. Just don't bring Merlot into the screening. (You need to have seen the movie to get that one.)

Pouring wine will be O'Briens, Greenman Wines, Quintessential Wines, Wicklow Wines and Station to Station. Bringing the cheese are Corleggy Cheese, Toons Bridge Dairy, The Ploughman's Daughter, and The Cheese Press. The regular Eatyard vendors will also have cheese specials on for the weekend, including the 'Sweet Cheesus' burger from Box Burger, and a cheesecake collaboration between The Flour Artist and Toons Bridge Dairy. Full details are on the event website.

Vendors will take cash or festival vouchers, and we think this is going to be rammed so if you want guaranteed entry we'd advise getting one of those priority tickets. You'll also get a voucher for a complimentary glass of wine when you buy one so it's a no-brainer if you ask us.

Eatyard Cheese and Wine Festival

9-10 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2 (next to The Bernard Shaw)

Friday 23rd: 4-10pm. Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th: 12-10pm