The crowd await the announcement of the winners.

Melbourne Salami Festa 2016
Grand Final Day Program

9 October 2016 · 10am to 6pm

After five years of fine tuning, Grand Final Day represents a perfect balance of celebration and competition. As the true heroes of the festa, the makers come together from all over Australia to see who has the superior salami. It’s impossible not to get swept up in the tastes, tradition and sense of community created by everyone’s favourite cured meat.

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People’s Choice Award

Voting open: 10am – 3:30pm
Award ceremony: 4:30pm
Unless you’re lucky enough to know any of the makers personally, the festa is your only opportunity to eat the best homemade salami from Melbourne and beyond. Better yet, you can help decide which maker deserves the coveted People’s Choice Award. The sample plates of salami, though complimentary, are limited, so make sure you purchase your pre-sale tickets before the 9th of October to give yourself the best opportunity to vote.
Voting officially closes at 3:30pm sharp.

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.

The Grand Salumi Hall

Michael Dlask and Massimo Scalas of Salumi Australia based in Byron Bay, NSW.

As the name suggests, the Grand Salumi Hall is a must-visit destination for salami devotees, promising a bustling market atmosphere set within the beautiful Northcote Town Hall. Filled with stalls from festa favourites and
newcomers alike, it’s your opportunity to taste-test and take home some truly beautiful produce and kitchenwares.

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


Damien Sandercock, of Piper St Food Co. Experts in charcuterie using French and English techniques.

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

Fabbris 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.


Dino Fabbris, founder of Fabbris Smallgoods making award winning prosciutto since 1980.


Jean-Marc Amar of La Bastide will bring a much awaited french flavour to the Salumi Hall.

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

La Bastide (NSW)
Bringing the best of genuine French produce to the festa, La Bastide will have all the saucisson, fromage, pâtés, terrine and more that a Gaelic gourmet could ever hope for. So Frenchy, so chic.

Salt Kitchen Charcuterie (Ballarat)
Master meatsmith Mike Nunn, the man behind Ballarat’s Salt Kitchen, is an expert at getting full value out of a pig. With truly nose-to-tail produce to choose from, you’re going to need a big bag.

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.

Luigi Borgo from Queensland’s Borgo Salumi produces true artisan quality products.


Troy Wheeler, co-owner of Smith Street’s boutique butcher Meatsmith.

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.

Attilio’s Sauces & Marinades (VIC)
With the motto “the butcher knows best”, the experience and passion of two generations of butchers makes Atillio’s the stall to visit for a range of delicious salami-making sauces and marinades.

Meatsmith (Melbourne)
Working with dedicated suppliers producing ethically reared meats that deserve to be celebrated, Meatsmith represents boutique butchery at its best. (Sunday only)

Cut Throat Knives (Melbourne)
Bladesmith Aidan Mackinnon’s kitchen knives are all expertly handmade locally and using the finest materials for an exceptional cooking experience.

That’s Amore Cheese (Melbourne)
This is an unmissable stall for artisan cheese lovers. Experience their award-winning selection, with everything from Bocconcini Leaf to Smoked Scamorza, made with milk and curd from their Donnybrook farm.

Costante Imports (Melbourne)
Established in 1964 by Giovanni & Maria Costante, 3rd generation pioneers in Italian cooking and preserving equipment. Whatever you want to make — press or preserve — they have everything you need.

Montevecchio Wines (Heathcote)
Montevecchio Wines will be gracing not only the Salumi Hall with their award winning-range of Italian vino, but also the glasses of festa patrons, as our wine partner.



Sunday 9 October 10am – 6pm


Northcote Town Hall
189 High Street,


General Admission: $15pp
Demonstrations: $10pp
Salami Sessions Workshops: $40
Kids Cooking Workshops: $12.50

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