Melbourne Salami 2015 birds eye feast

It’s back! Melbourne’s favourite sausage fest returns for its fourth pork party. Not only does the Melbourne Salami Festa celebrate the art and tradition of salami making, it invites makers to have their homemade salami judged by a panel of aficionados and experts. This year’s judging panel includes: Festa patron Guy Grossi, chefs Dom Marzano and Rosa Mitchell, Massimo Scalas (Salumi Australia) and guest nonna Rocchina Catoggio.

This year’s festa is even bigger and better with a full weekend of salami style events and festivities. Here are all the juicy details you need to know.

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Melbourne Salami 2015 winnerMelbourne Salami Festa’s 2014 winner, former butcher Bernard Holbery

When? This year’s snag fest will be held over 16 – 18 of October, 2015


Where? Northcote Town Hall


What?  The Salumi Market will showcase some of Australia’s best artisan salami and gourmet delights, while a pop-up salami shed will host salami making demonstrations and a range of workshops, from blood sausage making and pig carving to traditional English pork pie.

There will also be live music, two bocce courts, and incredible Italian food from Saluministi, D.O.C and Ombra Salumi Bar –plus St Ali Coffee and Messina gelato.

Competition – Thinking of entering your homemade salami? Get your entries in by Sunday 4 October at 3pm. All the entry details here.

Tickets – On sale from Tuesday 15 September. Full program, competition and ticket information available here.

Melbourne Salami 2015 nonnasSome salami samplers



Opening Night Party presented by D.O.C.

Friday 16 October, 7pm-11pm

Tickets $50

The Melbourne Salami Festa kicks off with an opening night party at the Northcote Town Hall, with aperitivos and delicious food and live music from Bella Ciao.


Salami Festa Night Market

Saturday 17 October 2015, 5pm–10pm

Entry $10 (under 12 free)

Includes the Salumi Market, the food market and bar in the Civic Square and a great line-up of music and entertainment.



Sunday 18 October 2015, 10am – 6pm

Entry $15 (under 12 free)

People’s Choice Award Complimentary sample plates and the opportunity to vote for Melbourne’s best homemade salami. First prize includes a 100kg Free Range Berkshire pig worth $1000 donated by Western Plains Pork.

Salumi Market & Food Market The Salumi Market returns with an even bigger range of artisan salami, savoury treats and gourmet sweets. The Food Market’s food stalls include Saluministi, D.O.C and Ombra Salumi Bar plus St Ali Coffee and Messina gelato.

Demonstration Stage & Workshops A full program of salami making classes and demonstrations of pig carving, blood sausage making and traditional English Pork Pie, plus Italian cooking demos, including kids salami pasta making with judge Rosa Mitchell.



Melbourne Salami 2015 salumiSalami and Festa guide


(Images supplied by Melbourne Salami Festa) 


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