If you're walking through the aisles of raw meat, cheese slabs and miscellaneous Aussie paraphernalia at the Queen Victoria Market in June and happen to think 'gee, I could really do with some truffles', there's a chance you might be in luck. On the third weekend in June, the market will host the Truffle Melbourne Festival.
No longer just the terrain of your posh great aunt and people at fancy French restaurants, truffles are more accessible that ever (albeit, with a price tag). The Truffle Melbourne Festival has been the biggest event on the truffle calendar for the last three years, and after a year at Prahran Market, they're moving across the river to take over the Queen Vic Market for two days.
The free-to-attend festival will see live chef demos and all the truffle-related produce for sale you could think of. There'll also be sampling and tastings to be had — we'd be making the most of that.