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:
- C&W13, DebConf17, Montreal, Canada, August 7th 2017
- C&W14, DebConf18, Hsinchi, Taiwan, August 30th 2018
- DebConf19, Curitiba, Brazil, July 22nd 2019
- DebConf20, Online, August 28th, 2020
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?
- Sure, you can. We do not require you to bring anything to share.
- However, the greater the cheesy variety, the better the party will be.
- If it is not possible to bring cheese or wine, you can bring some other food or drink typical of your region.
I couldn’t bring anything from home but would like to participate. Is there a way to do so?
- You can buy something from supermarkets near from the venue.
- You can help us too! C&W helpers meetings will be announced on debconf-announce.
I brought XXX and do not know where to store it!
- There is a fridge on-site. Please get in touch with Front Desk to get access.
I forgot what I brought!
- Please make sure your C&W submissions are listed in the wiki, and labelled, so that this does not happen.
Is there anything special I should do when bringing my C&W submissions?
- Please make sure all items are clearly identified. If the packaging does not say what you’ve brought, please label it yourself. The label should say what it is, where it comes from, and (if relevant) what it is made of.
- If your item unexpectedly contains allergens or things people may wish to avoid (e.g. shellfish, pork, alcohol), please point it out.
Vegans do not eat cheese. Can they still attend?
- Yes! We accept (and encourage) the submission of vegan friendly food (including vegan cheese).
I do not drink alcohol. Can I still attend?
- Yes! We will have water, sodas and juices too.
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.