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All things truffle
The black truffle, that nugget of intense flavour that adds another level to your scrambled eggs or pasta dish, is back!

The truffle season is officially here with the Truffle Melbourne Festival and the newly launched Truffle Melbourne pop-up stall at Queen Vic Market. Come and celebrate all things Truffle on Saturday 10 July, and Sunday 11 July.

Whether you're a truffle tragic, or simply curious, there's something for everyone at the Truffle Melbourne Festival 2021. Taste the best (and most affordable) truffle dishes including venison black truffle pies, truffle parmesan wheel pasta, black truffle fries, burgers, paellas, crepes and more. Or pick up some fresh truffle from one of the five growers from across the country to cook your own special truffle dish. Primo Pizza, That's Amore Cheese and Truffle Melbourne are just a few of the speciality shops and restaurants that will be exhibiting their wares, produce and food with a truffle emphasis. And you can even buy a truffle-inoculated tree from Trufficulture to plant in your own garden.

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Truffle pizza - yum!

Across the weekend there will also be live truffle demonstrations featuring some of Melbourne's best chefs sharing their truffle secrets. Expect to find Guy Grossi (Grossi Florentino); Rob Kabboord (Chancery Lane Bistro); Elbert Chang (Pinchy's) and Angus Cadden (Park Street Pasta & Wine).

Australia's favourite truffle dogs will also be back, showing off their truffle hunting skills across both days at the Mock Truffle Hunting, and the Truffle Melbourne Bar will offer exotic truffle cocktails, beers and ciders to enjoy while listening to some great DJ tunes.

The Truffle Melbourne pop-up stall has also launched at the Market in I Shed, and will be open until the end of August. Customers can shop for a great range of fresh truffle products including sauces, honey, oils, salts and so much more, from across Australia and Europe.

Customers can also take part in a Queen Vic Market Ultimate Truffle Tour, which will be held on 10 July (the same weekend as the festival). Bookings can be made online here.

WHEN: Saturday 10 July, 9:00am 5:00pm and Sunday 11 July, 9:00am 4:00pm
WHERE: K-L Sheds, Peel Street end, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Mock Truffle Dog Hunts will take place in Shed A -Saturday & Sunday 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm

WHEN: 1 June - 31 August, 2021, every Market day (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays) WHERE: Shed I, Stall 86, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
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Why? For delicious truffle produce, delicious food and all things truffle
When: Saturday 9 am - 4 pm, Sunday 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Queen Victoria Market, Sheds K-L, Peel Street end
Cost: Free entry
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