Truffle Melbourne Festival

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Truffle Melbourne Festival
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Celebrating winter's most delicious harvest

Let's be honest, truffles aren't the prettiest things to come out from the ground. But these black, lumpy fungi are damn delicious and they are getting a whole festival dedicated to them this winter. 

Truffle Melbourne is returning for the fourth year this winter with a host of events including a two-day festival on June 17-18 at Queen Victoria Market. The festivities include live cooking demonstrations by Melbourne chefs, truffle dishes that won't cost you an arm and a leg (because let's face it, those things are exxy), and plenty of truffles and truffled products if you feel like stocking up for a delicious winter feast.

This year's delicious food include raclettes from Frencheese, truffled burgers from St Kilda Burger Bar, truffle cheeses and truffled pasta dishes from That's Amore Cheese, Toasta's truffle toasties, and The Brûlée Cart's truffle creme brûlée for dessert. 

There's also a mock truffle hunt going on over the festival weekend. Catch the truffle hunting dogs at these times. Saturday on 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm, and Sunday on 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. 

Truffle Melbourne will feature a host of events in June, July and August. Expect truffle hunts, tastes, and workshops, so keep an eye out for the complete program on the event's website