Cheese and Wine Party

Please note: as per Kerala Government Alcohol regulations, we cannot serve alcohol from outside of Kerala. So this year, there will not be any alcohol from outside Kerala

Cheese is good for you. This will be the 19th official DebConf Cheese 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, 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:


Sept 11th, 2023 (Monday), from 19:00 to 22:30 IST.


Ilaveezhapoonchira (Lawn).


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?

Register your submissions

Please register your cheese submissions on the wiki.

Indian customs regulations

For details on customs regulations, see here.

Would you like to help us?

Sign up to volunteer (details will be provided later).

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.