That’s Amore Cheese Ricotta Festival To Return This May

Celebrating ricotta with tastings, entertainment, cocktails & masterclasses with Julia Ostro

After a successful inaugural event last year, That’s Amore Cheese is bringing back its Ricotta Festival and it is bigger and better for 2022! The Italian style festa will take place on Sunday 1st May and will feature delicious dishes to try, cocktails, entertainment for the whole family and masterclasses by Julia Ostro.

Held at That’s Amore Cheese headquarters in Thomastown, the Ricotta Festival will be celebrating all things ricotta and it is an event not to be missed for all cheese and food lovers.

Fresh hot ricotta will be served up to all guests straight from the vat on arrival and then there will be plenty to feast on. Dishes will include ricotta gnocchi, ravioli, porchetta rolls, sausages and freshly filled cannoli from Cannoleria. Gippsland Jersey will be serving up milkshakes alongside cocktails from Imbue Distillery. For those wanting more or to take some produce home, there will be a local producer marketplace featuring Il Baronello Vinocotto, Battisti Olive Oil and Pasta and Bippi with their Chilli Oil range.

Guests can also get hands on with cook and author of ‘Ostro’, Julia Busuttil Nishimura hosting two 45-minute intimate masterclass sessions. Participants will learn how to make fluffy pillows of ricotta gnocchi while enjoying a glass of wine. Those wanting to take part in Julia’s masterclass must buy a Premium Experience ticket, selecting the class time they require. Tickets for the masterclasses are very limited so those who want to take part are encouraged to secure their place quickly.

That’s Amore Cheese founder, Giorgio Linguanti, will also be sharing his expert knowledge with a series of free educational talks through the day.

Guests should get ready to put on their dancing shoes as Siesta Cartel will be performing Italian music all day on stage. The little ones are not forgotten with a petting farm to keep them entertained.

Three types of ticket are available for the That’s Amore Ricotta Festival:

  • General admin, $10 early bird until 8th April, then $12 onwards – includes admission and a serve of hot ricotta (Ricotta Calda) on arrival
  • Ricotta Feast Ticket, $40 – includes admission, hot ricotta (Ricotta Calda) on arrival, serve of ricotta gnocchi, serve of salsiccia (Italian sausage) and a Cannoleria cannolo
  • Premium Experience, $120 – includes everything in Ricotta Feast, plus a glass of wine and participation in a masterclass with Julia Ostro at either 11am or 1pm. Limited spaces available
  • Kids under 12 are free, no ticket required

What: That’s Amore Cheese Ricotta Festival – Australia’s ricotta festival returns for its second year!
Who:  That’s Amore Cheese, Julia Ostro, Cannoleria, Gippsland Jersey, Imbue Distillery, Siesta Cartel & more!
When: Sunday 1st May, 10am – 3pm
Where: That’s Amore Cheese, 66 Latitude Blvd, Thomastown
Why: To celebrate (and eat) delicious ricotta!

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