A day dedicated to ricotta with food & drink pop-ups, local producers, entertainment, DJs and kids’ activities
That’s Amore Cheese is gearing up to celebrate the third edition of their popular Ricotta Festival on Sunday 26th March from 10am – 4pm at their headquarters in Thomastown. The one-day event will feature Italian food and drink pop-ups, a local producer marketplace, entertainment for the whole family, DJ sets and kids’ activities.
This year the event is proudly supported by Puopolo Artisan Salumi, Harcourts Rata & Co and Pizzini Wines.
To kick the day off, fresh ricotta calda (hot ricotta) will be served to guests on arrival, with plenty more delicious eats available to enjoy throughout the day. On the food menu, cheese lovers will find gnocchi sorrentina, porchetta rolls and burrata along with freshly filled cannoli from Cannoleria. Other dishes on offer include pizzas from Primo Pizza, potato on a stick from Curly Spuds, Boca Gelato, Sicilian charcoal BBQ from U’fuculari and gluten-free bruschetta from Senza Gluten-Free.
Guests will enjoy drinks from Pizzini Wines that will include Aperol Spritz, a Brachetto cocktail (Brachetto, ice, fresh ginger, lime, mint & strawberry) and a selection of wines from their wine bar, as well as refreshing beers from the Stomping Ground beer stand, while Imbue Distillery will be pouring cocktails.
Those wanting to stock up on produce will love this year’s local producer marketplace, featuring returning vendors Bippi Chilli Oil, Battisti Olive Oil and Pasta, Il Baronello Vinocotto, Imbue Distillery and Puopolo Artisan Salumi. The line-up will be joined this year by newcomers Barkly Smokehouse and Backyard Honey.
Carlton Football Club will be sending their Carlton Fan Van to join in the festivities. Plus, the ever-popular petting zoo will also be returning for the little ones, as well as a colouring station and jungle gym.
Musical entertainment will include live performances by Grupo Vallenato Cumva Band, Melbourne’s talented Tarantella Dancers and Italo disco tunes by DJ Stefano Marciano.
General admin early bird tickets will cost $8 until the end of February, then they will be $10 onwards. Tickets include admission and a serve of hot ricotta (Ricotta Calda) on arrival. Kids under 12 are free and no ticket is required.
What: That’s Amore Cheese Ricotta Festival – Australia’s only ricotta festival returns for its third year!Who: That’s Amore Cheese, Cannoleria, local producers, food & drink pop-ups and more
When: Sunday 26th March, 10am – 4pm
Where: That’s Amore Cheese, 66 Latitude Blvd, Thomastown
Why: To celebrate (and eat) delicious ricotta dishes as well as enjoy other amazing food and drinks in a celebratory atmosphere!
Price: $8 until end February and $10 after (tickets include a serve of hot ricotta and entry). Free entry for kids under 12
Tickets available via https://ricotta-festival-2023.eventbrite.com.au