There's a chill in the air, the grass is growing and the leaves have started to fall. To most, that can only mean one thing...that winter is coming. But to us, it means something else... It means the "Salami Season" is coming!!! We can't wait!
Last year was proof that Melbourne's "Salami Army" is growing, so we're ready for it this year. More courses and more choices. Whether it's a full day workshop you are looking for at the stunning and historic Farm Vigano, or a free salami making demonstraton at the Darebin Homemade Food and Wine Festival; or join in on a hands-on workshop in Salami and Cured Meats in the evening at one of our Home Make It stores.
~ Course Dates ~
Saturday 17th May, 2014 at 2.30pm Darebin Homemade Food and Wine Festival "Salami Secrets". Come and learn the craft of breaking down a pig by the meat experts from The Meat Room, followed by a salami making demonstration with Steve from Home Make It. Cost: Free
A more comprehensive event will be held on Saturday 24th May, 2014, 8.30am until 4.00pm. Join us at the historic Farm Vigano for an all day extensive workshop in Salami 101 ~ Homemade Salami Making Workshop Series - facilitated by The Meat Room, Farm Vigano and Home Make It. Cost: $240.00 per person, including a fabulous lunch on the day!
19th June, 2014 and 11th July, 2014 (Reservoir Store) and 12th June, 2014 and 4th July, 2014 (Clayton Store), join us at our stores for a hands on evening workshop in Salami and Cured Meats. 6pm until 9.00pm. Cost $90.00 per person.
~ Other Courses ~
We have also just released our Autumn and Winter Food & Beverage Courses
Cider Making Workshop. Learn how to make fresh, crisp homemade cider at our hands on workshop on 22nd May, 2014 at our Reservoir Store and 24th May, 2014 at our Clayton Store.
Camembert Cheese Making Course. Learn how to make Camembert at home with this easy workshop! 7th August, 2014 at our Reservoir Store and 9th August, 2014 at our Clayton Store.
Mozzarella Cheese Making Course Learn how to make Mozzarella at home with this hands on workshop. 16th August, 2014 at our Reservoir Store and 23rd August, 2014 at our Clayton Store.
Beer Fest Course. Learn how to make great homemade beer and impress your family and friends! 11th September, 2014 at our Reservoir Store and 13th September, 2014 at our Clayton Store.
Pizza Making Course Learn how to make easy, quick and delicious pizza for the family with our hands on workshop. Held at our Reservoir Store on the 4th September, 2014 and our Clayton Store on the 6th September, 2014.
~ Darebin Homemade Food and Wine Festival ~
We are very proud to be sponsoring the Darebin Homemade Food and Wine Festival again this year. The festival is a wonderful community celebration of food traditions and sustainable food practices. You can view the full program guide here. The celebration commences on Monday 12th May, 2014 and draws to an end on Saturday 17th May, 2014 with the announcement of the winners for the best homemade wine, beer, passata, olives and ajvar. Entry Forms are now available online, so if you think you've made the "best", be sure to enter in your category of choice.
You will also need to register to attend the many workshops and demonstrations that will be showcased around Reservoir and Preston during the festival.
We are looking forward to facilitating the following events during the festival: -
- Introduction to Homemade Winemaking and Appreciation on the 14th May, 2014 at 6.30pm. Free, but registrations are essential.
Mozzarella Cheese Making Course on the 12th May, 2014 at 6.30m. Follow the link to get the code for the special discounted price of $30.00.
- The Family Pasta Race on Saturday 17th May, 2014 at 10.00am at The Preston Market, and presented in conjunction with Home Make It, Preston Central and The Preston Market. Teams of two will race against the clock to make the best homemade pasta. Fantastic prizes to be won. To enter contact Emily Fuller on T:8470 8593 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Brew In A Bag Workshop 17th May, 2014 at 12.00pm. Free, however bookings are essential.
- Salami Secrets Demonstration. 17th May, 2014 at 2.30pm. Free, Bookings NOT required.
We hope to catch up with you again at one of our events and courses over the next few weeks and months. Until then, enjoy the weekend :)