Melbourne Salami Festa 2018
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Years ago in Italy, one pig could feed an entire family and see them through the cold months. Every part of the animal was useful in some way, and when the families in a small town or village would complete this annual ritual they would come together and celebrate their hard work with music, dance, wine and of course plenty of cold cuts.

That brings us to the Melbourne Salami Festa, a chance for us to bring back this important part of the ritual and share this special tradition with all of Melbourne. But no meeting of fellow salami makers would be complete without finding out which family makes the best salami in Melbourne and perhaps Australia.

So for all those who have claimed to make the perfect salami, this is their chance to go head to head with some of the best around. A panel of expert judges will be on hand to decide which is the best salami in show and on the day a people’s choice award will also be voted on.

But it’s not all about competition. It’s also a celebration of family, friends, tradition and food. This festa aims to bring people from all backgrounds together to appreciate a key component of the Slow Food Movement. There will be plenty of home made Italian cooking, live music, salami making demonstrations as well as a chance to meet the families competing, taste their wares and learn their secrets. Come celebrate with us at the Melbourne Salami Festa.

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