MELBOURNE | Did you know that meat isn’t just something that materialises shrink wrapped at the supermarket?
From the team behind Pinot Palooza comes Meat Your Maker, a festival dedicated to exploring where our meat comes from and how we can eat it better. Still reading? Good, you should be.
The festival gathers artisan farmers and growers, along with markets selling their sustainable produce, to bring into the light where our meat comes from, and in turn, how it gets from the farm to our plates. Featuring discussion panels, milk, cheese, yogurt, wines, beers, and of course cooking, Meat Your Maker aims to help you better appreciate what you’re eating and how you can eat it better.
Burn City Smokers will be smoking meat as well as cooking the meat over fire asado style, there will also be butchery demos on how to break down a whole beast with Meatsmith’s Troy Wheeler, and practical cooking and charcuterie demos with Matt Wilkinson from Melbourne’s Pope Joan.
The Milk Bar, hosted by Alice in Frames, is where you’ll find the best of milk, cheese, butter and yoghurt, and learn how you can actively support the dairy industry.
Of course it wouldn’t be a Bottle Shop Concepts event without a Wine Bar. The team has put together a selection of wines in collaboration with sommelier Campbell Burton that can be enjoyed alongside your lunch. Sample Brew beer and cider from local producers will also be available.
If you want to understand more about meat than just what happens at ‘bovine university’ we suggest you put this in your calendar. Tickets can be purchased here.
Meat Your Maker
Where: Abbotsford Convent – 16 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
When: Sunday 7 August, 11:00am to 6:00pm
Cost: $25.00-$30.00, depending on when you purchase, and there are tickets for individual sessions available for purchase online