Cheese and Wine Party

Cheese is good for you. Wine also helps. This will be the 14th 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:



Main hall at Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) - Campus Rebuças. The entrance is in front of Estação Mall.


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?

Where can I buy Brazilian, or other foreign cheeses, in Curitiba?”

Brazil customs regulations

You can import up to 5 kilograms of cheese per person.

You may bring up to 10 kg (in total) of meat products, e.g. salami, sausage, ham, paté.

Total milk and milk products, such as cheeses and yoghurts, must not exceed 5 kg or 5 liters.

There is a large alcohol allowance — you may bring up to 12 litres (or 500 USD) of beer and wine, per passenger.

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.