Prepare your tastebuds, the Ricotta Festival is returning to Melbourne this March

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Prepare your tastebuds, the Ricotta Festival is returning to Melbourne this March

Ricotta Festival Melbourne

That's Amore Cheese has announced the 2024 Ricotta Festival and it is bigger and better than ever!

Prepare your taste buds for a ricotta-infused event as That’s Amore Cheese announces the return of its highly anticipated Ricotta Festival, set to take Thomastown by storm on Sunday, 17th March 2024.

The fourth edition promises to be a delectable celebration of all things ricotta, featuring a day filled with culinary delights, live entertainment, cooking demos, and masterclasses.

That’s Amore Cheese Ricotta Festival

  •  That’s Amore Cheese, Cannoleria, food & drink pop-ups, local producers, chefs, and entertainers
  • Sunday 17th March, 10 am – 4 pm
  • That’s Amore Cheese, 66 Latitude Blvd, Thomastown
  • $10 early bird (until 10th February), $15 General Admin (tickets include a serve of hot ricotta and entry)

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Australia’s only ricotta festival, hosted at That’s Amore Cheese headquarters, will be a family-friendly affair offering an array of activities and treats for all ages. With a stellar lineup of Melbourne’s favourite chefs, including Guy Grossi, Darren Purchese, and Andrea Cozzolino, the festival is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever.

Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a serve of hot ricotta, setting the tone for a day of exploration through food stalls, drinks bars, and local marketplace vendors.

The aroma of fresh ricotta will guide visitors to a culinary wonderland featuring Sicilian-style charcoal BBQ, woodfire pizza, ravioli, cannoli, and much more. This year brings a host of new vendors, promising an even more diverse and delicious experience. As for the drinks, expect Italian wines, spritz, beer, barista coffee, locally distilled spirits, cocktails, and a variety of soft drinks.

This year, the festival introduces a brand-new demonstration and masterclass stage, hosted by Cameron Smith, where culinary experts will showcase their skills:

  • Giorgio Linguanti & Dario di Clerico: How to make ricotta & ricotta cannoli
  • Guy Grossi with his son Carlo: Orecchiette with zucchini & ricotta
  • Darren Purchese: Ricotta, Almond and Plum Cake with yoghurt
  • Andrea Cozzolino: Pizza
  • Pia Gava: Ricotta Gnocchi
  • Charlie from Puopolo Artisan Salumi: Salumi masterclass

Entertainment will be a key focus, featuring live performances by Siesta Cartel Band, dancing by Melbourne School of Tarantella, modern beats by DJ Stefano Marciano, and live crosses by 3AW throughout the festivities.

Families are in for a treat with a petting zoo, a mobile play centre, face painting, and the Carlton FC footy van adding an extra layer of fun with goal kicking and prize giveaways.

The Ricotta Festival doesn’t end at the venue, as Local Marketplace vendors will be selling an array of delectable treats to take home.

Don’t miss out on this gastronomic fiesta! Grab your tickets at and mark your calendars for a day of ricotta revelry at That’s Amore Cheese in Thomastown.