Say Cheese Festival at Prahran Market

The Say Cheese Festival is on tomorrow at Prahran Market from 10am and, of course, we will be saying cheese along with a roll call of some great chefs, cooks, cheesemakers and cheesemongers who will be holding cheese cooking demonstrations and exhibiting their cheeses while guiding all the cheese lovers through the joys of choosing, storing and eating quality cheese.

Be sure …

Dressed for Spring, Part 2.

We love dressing for Spring. Bold sauces, gentle vinaigrettes, robust oils and fruity vinegars can bring out flavour and add depth to vegetable dishes and crunchy salads.

As we move into the warmer months we are embracing the dressing and all its combinations. Here we’re looking at even more beautiful produce we have in-store right now to brighten up your Spring – and Summer – cooking….

A Swine Tale with chef Daniel Wilson



Most of our cooking classes are held over the weekends, during the day, but did you know we sometimes offer night classes with dinner (that you’ve learned to cook!).

On Saturday October 22 A Swine Tale is happening with chef Daniel Wilson, the chef and co-owner of Huxtaburger.

Daniel Wilson will be teaching …

Dressed for Spring

Looking out the window, it may be hard to believe but it’s Spring time in Melbourne. The sun will creep through those clouds, eventually, so we are celebrating the coming warmer weather with a collection of stunning oils – including our new season olive oil – mayonnaises, vinegars and other condiments to bring out the vibrant, fresh flavours of your Spring and Summer table.


Giacobazzi Vinegars

There’s vinegars and then there’s vinegars. Like many products that are made at differing levels – from commercial to artisan – a good, balanced full-flavoured carefully made vinegar has the ability to take a dish from good to great; a dressing from fine to fancy and a sauce from tasty to wonderfully complex.

Fattorie Giacobazzi from Modena, Italy is a fifth-generation vinegar producer who make some of our favourite vinegars that …

Bomba: the best rice for Paella

Paella is a perfect dish to create for entertaining and celebrations. The visual drama of the Paella pan abundant with rice, meats, seafoods and vegetables; the crunchy crust that forms on the base of the pan to add to the layered textures and the fresh seasonal flavours.  We love Paella!

The origins of Paella came out of necessity and practicality, cooking rice with rabbit, chicken and vegetables that were readily available …

Father’s Day Wishlist

Is your dad a willing participant or a spectator in the kitchen? Either way, we’ve got him covered this Father’s Day with a selection of gift boxes, books and cooking classes to celebrate with on Sunday, September 4.
Bookish Dad 

We have all the cook books and food books a dad could hope for.

Barbecues, seafoods, cheeses, vegetables, fermenting, preserving – whatever Dad enjoys to cook with or try out in …