We all had a marvellous time at the Truffle Melbourne Festival- here are just a small selection of the photos for all you truffle lovers out there. If you missed out and are wondering what all the fuss was about, or you can't quite remember the name of that delectable truffle snack you devoured, read-on below.
Truffle Melbourne is thrilled to join forces with the City of Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market. We believe that markets are the soul of a city, and Queen Victoria Market is a thriving and diverse market place, loved by locals and a must-see for visitors too- the perfect home for our festival program.
Queen Victoria Market will host the Truffle Melbourne Festival on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June. Join us for a free weekend of festivities featuring live chef demonstrations by Melbourne's finest truffle chefs, affordable truffle tastes, artisanal produce to savour or enjoy at home, fresh truffles from across Australia, an international truffle produce range to tantalise, mock truffle dog hunts, free food photography classes and live music throughout the weekend.
MOCK TRUFFLE DOG HUNTS
Mock truffle dog hunts will take place in the Market’s A Shed throughout the weekend. Professional truffle hunting dogs and festival favourites, Spice and Arrow, along with their siblings from Brimfeldt Australian Shepherds will delight market visitors with their truffle hunting skills.
Saturday 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm
Sunday 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm
FREE FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WALKS
Australia’s largest photographic specialists, Michaels Camera Video Digital, and Canon, will host free photography walks around the market with attendees receiving a free A3 print of an image they have shot while on the tour. A Canon DSLR camera and lens will be provided to use, or you can bring your own.
No bookings required- visit Michaels in A Shed to register.
Saturday 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm and 1:30pm
Sunday 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm
Tantalise your tastebuds with one of the most popular dishes in France- melted raclette cheese poured on to truffled potatoes with charcuterie, pickles, and salad
Sourcing the finest grass-fed Angus beef from Gippsland, STKBB have created some seriously tasty burgers to serve alongside old favourites at the Festival. Using truffle in all its glorious guises, with a French flair and lashings of brie- fancy an Angry Pierre with a serve of truffle chips?
That’s Amore Cheese offer a wide selection of treats to take home or devour on-the-spot. Savour a warming four cheese gnocchi with truffle, tossed in a Parmiggiano wheel or polenta chips with a truffle ricotta mayo, then save their ‘Secrets of the Forest’ - 80% Buffalo Milk cheese with black winter truffles, matured in wild hay for six months- for later.
The seductive secret of everyone’s favourite dessert lies in the contrast between the caramelised topping and the smooth, creamy custard beneath- who doesn’t love cracking into a freshly torched truffled crème brûlée?
Toasta specialise in creating food that will warm your heart, with combinations of dreamy feel-good flavours. Be tempted by their truffled toasties in all their crunchy, stringy, piping hot, cheesy goodness.
Mac n' cheese cooked southern style in a big pan with a gourmet twist and made with a secret blend of Melbourne crafted cheeses, twisted up with some tasty toppings for your eating pleasure- including truffle!
Considered to be the pioneers of wood-fired pizza in Melbourne, Woodstock Pizzicheria use ‘Petra 3’ pizza flour and ‘San Marzano’ tomatoes to create the perfect pizza. Enjoy their irresistible porcini pizza, or the toothsome Arancini Tartufo
TRUFFLE & ARTISANAL PRODUCE
Located in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula, Bass & Flinders is an artisanal distillery that produces grape spirit using a traditional Alembic Pot Still. Their range of world‐class distillations are prepared by hand and the botanicals are sourced locally- including the truffles for their tremendous Truffle Gin and Truffle Vodka
Black Cat Truffles’ premium quality Black Perigord Truffle fresh from their truffiere in the Victorian Goldfields will be available for sale, along with a range of tempting truffle produce including truffle honey, oil, salt and truffle relish
Great Southern Truffles offer an unrivalled range of gourmet truffle products, created with the very best ingredients and utilising the latest advances in technology to conserve fresh truffles for use all year round
Olieve & Olie’s delightful and utterly beguiling products are handmade on the Mornington Peninsula using Australian extra virgin olive oil. The all-natural and organic ingredients are sourced directly from the producers and made with recipes the family has spent years perfecting
Kyneton’s Piper Street Food Co. create beautiful pates and terrines made from all-natural, seasonal, local produce. Stock up on their French-style rillettes, duck liver pate with truffle and delectable leek, gruyere and truffle quiche
Morris Outside are a family run business, manufacturing high quality protective wear for gardeners, landscapers, tradesmen and bushwalkers such as boot guards, specialised gardening gloves or kangaroo leather gloves
Fresh Australian truffles will be available to sniff and savour. Featuring a curated range of truffle products from Victoria, across Australia, and the best European producers. Truffle sauces, pastes, mustards, honeys, oils and other gourmet treats can be enjoyed at home or make the perfect gift
Born and raised in Le Perigord, France - home of the famous Black Truffle - Joelle Dullac makes the journey south from her truffle farm near Canberra to tempt your taste buds with the intoxicating scent of fresh truffle. Devour her delectable crepes and stock up on La Truffiere's award-winning truffle butter to take home
Red Hill Estate is a multi-award winning wine producer situated on a stunning property on the Mornington Peninsula and with superb, panoramic views of Western Port Bay. Their exceptional wines are wonderfully textured, complex and elegantly understated and are available on pour at the Festival Bar.
The Herb Store is an Australian owned family business whose passionate team of herbal enthusiasts make herbal tea blends, bush spices, medicinal herbs, aromatherapy pillows and also offer a range of potted herbs, edible trees and Australian bush food plants.