Ricotta Festival 2024

Ricotta Festival 2024

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Posted 2024-02-15 by Jenfollow

Sun 17 Mar 2024

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That's Amore's Ricotta Festival is one you don't want to miss. Don't hesitate - get your tickets here as they're selling fast at just $15 a ticket, which includes entry and 1 serve of ricotta calda . Kids under 12 years of age go free. A ticket is not required and ricotta is not included. Put that date in your diary - Sunday 17 March 2024 from 10am to 4pm at 66 Latitude Boulevard, Thomastown; and immerse yourself in a food lover’s dream, where ricotta takes centre stage in a day of culinary delights, entertainment and family fun!


But first, in the lead-up to the Ricotta Festival, That's Amore Cheese are hosting a beautiful Sicilian-themed dinner in collaboration with Vino Bambino, with wines from Barone di Villagrande (Mt Etna) and Avide (Ragusa) at their Cheesery! Every course will celebrate their beloved ricotta and traditional Sicilian cuisine and will be perfectly matched with Sicilian wines. This is an exclusive dinner event with only 40 spots available, so get in early and get your $125 tickets here for Fri 1 Mar 2024 fro,m 6.30-930pm AEDT at the aforementioned address. Your ticket gets you a four-course dinner matched with four wines. Do Note the event is for ages 18 and over. Find all details on the ticketing page.


At the Festival on 17 March you'll find huge vats of fresh hot ricotta, Italian food and drinks pop-ups, a local producer marketplace, entertainment for the whole family, and for the first time, by people’s demand, a cooking demonstration. Here's an idea; on arrival, grab a plate of hot ricotta and add a delicious Sicilian-style sausage, share a wood-fired pizza with your friends and indulge in a gluten-free donut. Finish it off with ricotta cannoli or a scoop of gelato. Drinks will include spritz, cocktails, wines, beers and Italian soft drinks. As you snack, browse through the marketplace and stock up on salumi, local honey, vinocotto, pasta, Italian chilli oil, and much more. There's plenty of entertainment for the kids too with a petting zoo, a mobile play centre, face painting and handball games hosted by the Carlton Football Club Fan Van.


It doesn't get better than Guy and Carlo Gross, Pia Gava, Andrea Cozzolino, Puopolo Artisan Salumi, and Darren Purchese at the helm of cooking demos and masterclasses. Hosted by radio presenter Cameron Smith, get insider tips and tricks from these renowned chefs and food producers as they demonstrate the art of incorporating ricotta into your home cooking. Here are the timeframes so you don't miss out.

  • 10:30AM: Puopolo Artisan Salumi - Salumi masterclass
  • 11:15AM: Pia Gava - Ricotta gnocchi with cheese sauce and crispy pancetta
  • 12:00PM: Guy & Carlo Grossi - Orecchiette with zucchini and ricotta
  • 1:30PM: Darren Purchese - Ricotta, angelina plum & almond cake with yoghurt & poached plums
  • 2:15PM: Andrea Cozzolino - Bite of Naples filled with ricotta & salami
  • 3:00PM: Giorgio Linguanti and Dario Di Clerico - Freshly made ricotta and ricotta cannoli

  • See website for full details like food vendors that will be attending, what's available at the market place, and more.


    Dress comfortable so you don't have to loosen your belt a notch after all the delicious offerings, and wear comfy shoes you can dance along to as you enjoy live performances all day. Whether you are a fan of traditional Italian tunes of modern beats, Siesta Cartel Band, Melbourne School of Tarantella and DJ Stefano Marciano will be buzzing with energy on stage. 3AW will also join the festival with radio live crosses throughout the day. Stay in touch via Facebook and other social media outlets for updates. You don't have to wait till the Festival to enjoy That's Amore. You'll find them at Queen Victoria Market's Summer Night Market every Wednesday from 5-10pm till 13 March 2024; and at the Wine & Cheese Fest on Sunday 3 March 2024 with two sessions to choose from eg 11.30am-3pm and 3.30-7pm. Find more details via given links.





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