Join us for a huge weekend of truffle taste sensations at Queen Victoria Market!
The Truffle Melbourne Festival at Queen Victoria Market is a jam-packed, free event featuring Melbourne's best truffle tastes. Hunt out delectable delicacies ready to devour in A-Shed, along with fresh truffle and truffle products from across Australia (scroll down for all the details). And don't forget to visit all the QVM traders in the Dairy Hall, I-Shed and along Elizabeth St that are taking part in the Market Truffle Trail, offering a tantalising array of tasty truffle treats.
The city's hottest truffle chefs will be on stage across the weekend, showcasing their skills and sharing truffle tales with host Cam Smith from Triple R's 'Eat It' and Melbourne’s favourite truffle hunting dogs 'Spice and 'Arrow' return with their siblings from Brimfeldt Australian Shepherds to show you how they hunt for truffles on the farm.
Celebrating our love of dogs, and the important partnership between the truffle hunter and truffle dog, Melbourne’s leading Animal Photographer, Erin King, will be taking portraits of your pooch! Bring your favourite canine along (yes, they're more than welcome at the Festival) for the Winter Woofers Pop-Up Pet Portraits. To ensure you don't miss out, pre-book your session here.
When you need respite from all the excitement and delectable food, you can relax in the Truffle Melbourne Festival Bar. The Prosecco Queen will be serving a selection of truffle cocktails, truffled beer and cider and, of course, prosecco! Melbourne's sassiest ladies and finest fellas will be spinning vinyl across the weekend, programmed by Crown Ruler and featuring sets from members of The Harpoons and Hiatus Kaiyote.
It’s now our fifth year and we’re fast gaining popularity and momentum - Melbourne loves truffles and it’s no surprise that this free weekend festival has become the largest truffle weekend outside Europe. We all had a marvellous time last year and we can't wait to do it all again- here are just a small selection of the photos for all you truffle lovers out there.
SATURDAY 16 JUNE 8:00am-3:00pm
SUNDAY 17 JUNE 9:00am- 4:00pm
TRUFFLE & ARTISANAL PRODUCE EXHIBITORS- Melbourne’s largest range of fresh truffles from across the country, and the world’s best selection of truffle goodness to take home.
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.
Award winning Sticky Balsamic produce a delicious range of sauces made with their own hand-crafted balsamic vinegar. All products are gluten free, dairy free and have no added preservatives. Try their Sticky Balsamic Premium Truffle- handcrafted in small batches.
Exceptional quality black Perigord truffles and truffle produce harvested and produced in the heart of Manjimup, Western Australia's famed truffle region.
Using spectacular produce, traditional techniques and classic recipes, The Tin Shed Group expertly handcraft Pâtés, Rillettes, Terrines and Pork Pies. Be tempted by their award winning Truffle Pate, a Wild Boar terrine with Truffle and a Chicken Rillette made especially for the Festival.
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. And introducing Truffle Melbourne's new range of delectable products from the 'Truffle Paddock'.
READY-TO-EAT EXHIBITORS- the tastiest and most affordable truffle dishes in Melbourne!
Billy Van Creamy make ice cream based on simple recipes with ingredients of the highest quality- just like home style cooking. The creaminess comes from perfectly balanced recipes made with organic milk, fresh cream, raw sugar and free range egg yolks- and truffle!
Writer. Eater. Traveller. Cook. We should add "truffle lover" to that list. Experience Dani Vallent's famous Truffle Soup from her pop-up stall.
Tantalise your tastebuds with one of the most popular dishes in France- melted raclette cheese poured on to truffled potatoes with charcuterie and pickles. For a real treat try the special raclette aged with truffle inside.
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.
The SPQR experience of super authentic Neapolitan wood fired pizza uses a sourdough base, San Marzano tomatoes, plus the delectable local and imported ingredients- including tartufo!
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.
Devour a completely decadent truffle mac and cheese doughnut. Gooey on the inside, fried on the outside, shredded Parmesan and fresh truffle shavings.
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!
Enjoy Wonderbao's legendary handmade fresh steamed buns, with Asian flavours and juicy pork, shiitake mushrooms, tofu and even fried chicken matched with truffle!