Cheese and Wine Party

Cheese is good for you. Wine also helps. This will be the 18th official DebConf Cheese and Wine party. The 0th party was improvised in Helsinki during DebConf 5, in the so-called “French” room. It then found its way into the official timetable at DebConf 6, in Mexico, and has been a DebConf tradition ever since.

The concept is very simple: bring tasty things from your country, preferably edible. Grapes and lactose are both optional: we like cheese and wine, but we love the surprising things that people bring from all around the world. Even if you do not bring anything, feel free to participate: our priorities are our users and free cheese.

Some bits from previous editions:


July 19nd, 2022 (Tuesday).


In the restaurant inside the Park’s facilities.


Can I participate in the party (i.e., eat and drink) if I haven’t brought anything?

I couldn’t bring anything from home but would like to participate. Is there a way to do so?

I brought XXX and do not know where to store it!

I forgot what I brought!

Is there anything special I should do when bringing my C&W submissions?

Vegans do not eat cheese. Can they still attend?

I do not drink alcohol. Can I still attend?

Register your submissions

Please register your cheese and wine submissions on the wiki. See the call for cheese.

Kosovan customs regulations

As Kosovo is outside the European Union, those travelling from within it must consider the import regulations that apply to both cheese and alcoholic beverages.

You may bring in up to 2 kg of cheese. In terms of alcohol, you may bring in EITHER 2 litres of wine OR 1 litre of stronger spirits.

For those travelling through Albania: the import regulations for alcohol are the same as those set by Kosovo (EITHER 2 litres wine OR 1 litre spirits).

More detailed customs information (in Albanian): Kosovo, Albania

Would you like to help us?

Sign up to volunteer on the wiki

We will need volunteers to receive and store cheese donations from attendees, during DebCamp and DebConf.

And on the day of the party, we will need a team to prepare venue and cheese, and clean up afterwards.