Festa News A happy punter sampling the competitor's wares at the festa.

Published on September 15th, 2014 | by melbournesalamifesta

Melbourne Salami Festa
2014 Program

Sunday 26 October – 10am – 6pm
Northcote Town Hall

Download PDF of 2014 official program.

People’s Choice Award

Voting Session 10am – 3pm with Award Ceremony at 4pm

If there’s one thing better than tasting a variety of home-made salami it’s the opportunity to vote on your favourite. Not everyone can be a Nonna, but anyone can help decide which maker will get their hands on the coveted People’s Choice Award. Sample plates of salami although complimentary, are limited, so make sure you purchase your pre-sale tickets before the event to give yourself the best opportunity to vote.
Competitor salami will not be available after 3pm.

IMPORTANT: Competition salami is home-made and therefore not subject to quality testing. Tasting plates are complimentary with entry and are consumed at your own risk.


Michael Dlask from Salumi Australia attracting the crowds at the 2013 festa.

The Salumi Market

The Salumi Market is back; bigger, better and tastier than ever, with stalls featuring a range of artisan salami, smallgoods and all things delicious to entice you.

Damian Sandercock from Piper St Food Co.

Salumi Australia (NSW)
Hailing from the beautiful Northern Rivers of NSW, Salumi Australia create European-style artisan smallgoods that are 100% made in Australia.

Piper St Food Co. (Kyneton)
Award-winning specialists in charcuterie, Piper Street Food Co. combine traditional French techniques with the best Central Victorian produce.

Luigi Borgo of Queensland’s Borgo Smallgoods

Borgo Smallgoods (QLD)
Founded in 1966, family-owned Borgo Smallgoods is Queensland’s oldest Italian-style smallgoods maker, offering an extensive range of authentic delicacies.

D.O.C Delicatessen (Melbourne)
Priding itself on real Italian eating and age-old simplicity refreshed with contemporary flair, D.O.C. Delicatessen offers only the best signature foods from all over Italy.

The D.O.C Deli team

Fabris Smallgoods (Melbourne)
One of Australia’s leading producers of prosciutto, Fabris Smallgoods offer the finest quality rustic-style smallgoods that are rich in European tradition.

Barkly Smokehouse (Melbourne)
Established in the mid-50s by Polish immigrants, Barkly Smokehouse produce a range of smallgoods of the highest order, using only top quality local produce.

Marchetti Smallgoods (Melbourne)
One of the pioneers of smallgoods in Melbourne, Marchetti Smallgoods has been a leading supplier of European style cured meats since the early 50’s.

Bertie’s Butcher (Melbourne)
With a Paddock to Plate philosophy and butchers who personally select all produce, Berties not only offers the choicest meats and deli goods but also true expert advice.


Home Make It and Bertie’s Butchers will educate the curious at the 2014 festa.

Demonstration Stage

Learn the finer points of making salumi at our dedicated demonstration theatre.
Each demo costs $10 and tickets can be purchased online or at the festa.

Session 1: 11 – 11.45am
Breaking Down the Pig – with Berties Butchers
Whether you’re a budding maker or just want to sharpen your understanding, this is an integral part of the salami making process and makes for essential viewing. And as proper butchers who believe that nose-to-tail eating is the order of the day, there is no better teacher than Berties.

Session 2: 12.15 – 1pm
Salami Making Class – with Home Make It
If you’re not already a maker, there’s a strong chance the festa will make you fall in love with salami. So don’t miss the salami making demonstration from our partners Home Make It. And if you do get a taste for it, our Salami Sessions offer a much more immersive learning experience.

Session 3: 1.30 – 2.15pm
The Art of the Blood Sausage – with Backstreet Eating
Making sausage is one thing but using the blood of the pig to make sausages is another. This demo is a real eye opener which explores one of the more inventive and obscure recipes that exist in the salumi family. Backstreet Eating is located in Fitzroy and has a philosophy of creating quality seasonal food with a strong focus on charcuterie/salumi all made in house.


Sing along with La Voce Della Luna women’s choir or get loose to the sounds of The Shuffle Club.


The Shuffle Club
These talented gentlemen are famous for their hot blend of jazz, swing, blues and boogie that will have you on your feet in no time. Bring your dancing shoes people.

La Voce della Luna
Melbourne’s sassy Italian women’s choir were a massive hit last year and are back again to sing a message of hope, love, passion and excitement from a time when nothing had meaning unless it was sung! A cultural experience not to be missed.


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