Cheese and Wine Party

Cheese is good for you. Wine also helps. This will be the 15th 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:






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?

Israeli customs regulations

Thus two bottles of wine or a single bottle of any other alchoholic drink should be just fine. Likewise getting four types of cheeses with up to 750g of each would be just fine.

Source: Customs Guide of Tourists

Would you like to help us?

There will be a volunteer sign-up during the conference.

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.