ABOUT THE COMPETITION

THE BATTLE FOR THE CROWN BEGINS

Welcome to Melbourne Salami Festa Home Made Salami Competition.

The aim of our festa is to preserve this ancient tradition and also to honour and celebrate you, the maker who keeps it alive year after year. We love bringing all the makers together to crown our champion each year.

Maybe this year it could be you. 

We recommend you enter between 1kg – 1.5kg of salami (weight after curing) for judging and sampling for the People’s Choice Awards. You can provide less to us. ( We must receive at least one full salami) however it is important to note that this means fewer pieces of your salami will be tasted by the general public and this may put your team at a disadvantage in the People’s Choice Awards.

2018 AWARD CATEGORIES

There are 4 awards up for grabs at the Melbourne Salami Festa:

 

JUDGES CHOICE

Our expert judging panel rate each entry out of 20 in the areas Taste, Aroma, Density and Colour.

FIRST PRIZE
  • 80kg 100kg Free Range Pig courtesy of Meatsmith
  • $550 engraved chef’s knife hand made by Cut Throat Knives
  • $500 Equipment from Home Make it
  • $100 Voucher for Movida
  • Gold Medal Prosciutto from Fabbris Smallgoods
SECOND PRIZE
  • $250 Equipment voucher from Home Make it
  • Gold Medal Prosciutto from Fabbris Smallgoods
  • Rosa’s Farm book by Rosa Mitchell - Signed copy

 

THIRD PRIZE
  • $100 Equipment voucher from Home Make it
  • Gold Medal Prosciutto from Fabbris Smallgoods
  • My Cousin Rosa book by Rosa Mitchell - Signed copy

 


 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

On Grand Final day the public are invited to cast their vote for their favourite salami. Attend on Sunday and make your vote count. If you purchase a ticket to the Opening Night Party you can taste the competition salami and cast your vote ahead of the crowds.

FIRST PRIZE
  • $550 engraved chef’s knife handmade by Cut Throat Knives
  • $500 Equipment from Home Make it
  • Gold Medal Prosciutto from Fabbris Smallgoods
  • $100 Voucher for Rosa’s Canteen
SECOND PRIZE
  • $250 Equipment from Home Make it
  • Gold Medal Prosciutto from Fabbris Smallgoods
  • Movida book

 

THIRD PRIZE
  • $100 Equipment voucher from Home Make it
  • Gold Medal Prosciutto from Fabbris Smallgoods

 


 

THE SPIRITS OF SALAMI AWARD

A High Commendation awarded to a team, person, or entry that deserves a special mention.

PRIZE
  • $310 engraved pairing knife handmade by Cut Throat Knives
  • $300 Equipment voucher from Home Make it
  • Gold Medal Prosciutto from Fabbris Smallgoods

 

SUBURB OF ORIGIN AWARD

Awarded to the suburb that accumulates the most amount of points from the judges. At the moment Reservoir reigns supreme. Will it be your suburb this year?

  • 2015 Reservoir
  • 2014 Creightons Creek
  • 2014 St Kilda
  • 2013 Fawkner
  • 2012 Reservoir

 

Every salami entered (unless deemed by our expert judges as unsafe) will be showcased

Good luck and may the best salami win.

SEE YOU THERE!

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