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Melbourne Salami Festa 2016

Posted on Monday 29 August 2016.

Melbourne Salami Festa

08 October 2016 - 09 October 2016
Northcote Town Hall
Northcote VIC

Every winter in Melbourne, in cold garages across almost every suburb of the city you will find an Italian family toiling away carrying on with an ancient tradition. Salami making. A true ‘nose to tail’ philosophy where nothing goes to waste.

Years ago in Italy, one pig could feed an entire family and see them through the cold months. Every part of the animal was useful in some way, and when the families in a small town or village would complete this annual ritual they would come together and celebrate their hard work with music, dance, wine and of course plenty of cold cuts.

That brings us to the inaugural Melbourne Salami Festa, a chance for us to bring back this important part of the ritual and share this special tradition with all of Melbourne. But no meeting of fellow salami makers would be complete without finding out which family makes the best salami in Melbourne and perhaps Australia.

"..if you have ever claimed to make the perfect salami, this is your chance to go head to head with some of the best around."

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