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 have a whole festival dedicated to them this winter.
Truffle Melbourne is returning this winter, with a host of events including a two-day festival on June 22-23 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 offerings include truffle raclettes, truffle pizzas, lots of truffle burgers, truffle gnocchi, a truffle macaroni and cheese doughnut (don't knock it till you try it), gooey truffle cheeses, truffle crêpes, truffle charcuterie, and truffle mac'n'cheese. There will even be truffle bao because why the heck not.
There's also a mock dog truffle hunt going on over the festival weekend, when you can watch trusty truffle canines Spice and Arrow hard at work.
Truffle Melbourne will feature a host of events in June, July and August. Expect real truffle hunts, tastes and dining specials, so keep an eye out for the complete program on the event's website.