Say formaggio: for the love of ricotta

2nd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Cheese-lovers of Melbourne, it’s time to go all the whey: award-winning cheesemaker That’s Amore Cheese has announced Australia’s first ever ricotta festival, to be held at That’s Amore Cheese in Thomastown, Melbourne, on Sunday, February 28.

What could be better than fresh ricotta? To start the event with a warm and delicious welcome, a ricotta vat from the factory will be at the entrance to the festival, producing freshly made, hot ricotta calda, which will be served up to each guest on arrival.

The problem with Italian pastry is that you cannoli eat so much.

That’s Amore’s cafe will be offering a selection of ricotta dishes, Cannoleria’s cannoli cart will be serving freshly filled, irresistable cannoli, while Vino Bambino’s Lambretta wine station will take care of the refreshments. Guests can enjoy the cheese, drinks and atmosphere while being entertained by live music.

Gnocchi Sorrentina originated in Sorrento and heroes, tomato, basil and creamy cheese.

An Italian-style Sunday fiesta, the That’s Amore Cheese Ricotta Festival will be a fun and casual event, celebrating this popular, versatile Italian whey cheese. The event will be ticketed, with two types of ticket available. General admission ($10) includes a serve of hot ricotta on arrival; the Ricotta Lover ticket ($40) includes hot ricotta on arrival, plus a serve of gnocchi Sorrentina and polpette di ricotta (ricotta balls), a drink and cannolo.

That’s Amore is located at 66 Latitude Boulevard, Thomastown, Victoria. To book your ticket, head to eventbrite.com.au. Hampers, cheeses, pantry items, deli produce, drinks and ready meals are also available from That’s Amore’s delivery website.

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