Regional Masters Expo
Saturday 30th March 2019
Treelands Drive Community Centre, Yamba NSW
Expo: $5 entry, under 16s free
Cooking demos: free
Master classes: $25
Roman Banquet: $65
Experience exquisite regional produce, made with passion, presented in person by the makers.
SAMPLE artisan food and beverages created in the Northern Rivers region, be INSPIRED by cooking demonstrations and LEARN how these quality products are made by joining a master class presented by the makers themselves.
What’s in store…
Regional Masters Expo
9am – 3.30pm
Taste the goods and meet the makers in a festival atmosphere, with exhibitors providing tasty samples and ‘insider’ product knowledge. Take advantage of the opportunity to buy specialty items directly from the producers. Come for morning coffee, stay for lunch and chill out with a craft beer or glass of wine.
9.30am – 4.45pm
Deepen your understanding and appreciation of artisan produce at these ticketed sessions hosted by exhibitors. Master classes have limited capacity and therefore provide an opportunity to gain first hand product experience in an intimate setting. Check the list below and book now to avoid missing out.
10am – 2pm
Enjoy the spectacle and be inspired as exhibitor products are brought to life or reinterpreted by award-winning chef Charly Prétet of The French Pan Tree. Take home one of Charly’s recipe cards, created exclusively for this event using the produce available from exhibitors.
6pm – 9pm
Ticketed evening gala meal. Our evening meal is presented as a mosaic of foodie delights in which exhibitors showcase their produce as it would be presented as part of a Roman Banquet. Among the varied dishes, savour a slice of porchetta, slow-cooked by our French chef and washed down with a glass of Robert Channon’s Verdelho.
Master classes and workshops…
Nicholson Fine Foods
9.30am - 10.15am
Located right here in Yamba, Peter Nicholson creates of multiple award-winning desserts and finishing sauces that are beloved by top chefs across Australia. Learn how to take your meals to the next level from this expert in flavour-matching.
Cheese Making Workshop
10.45am - 11.45am
Mel Browne of The Cheese Making Workshop & Deli in Coffs Harbour leads this introductory course showing how to make a variety of soft cheeses at home. You'll wonder you never tried to make your own cheese before!
12pm - 12.45pm
From management consultant to organic blueberry farmer: Sandi Cleary tells an absorbing tale of turning best practice into best produce. Just wait ‘til you taste her award-winning blueberry shrub cordial!
Nimbin Valley Dairy
1pm - 1.45pm
When is a bloomy white mould cheese ready to eat? Paul Wilson offers a peak inside the mind and milestones of a master cheese maker at work and talks about how soft white mould cheeses age.
2pm - 2.45pm
This Grafton mum of four is going nuts, macadamia nuts to be more specific! We’ll be taste testing and playing around with these highly versatile golden nuggets of goodness. Savoury and sweet from breakfast to dessert, mixed with cultured honey and native spices, you’ll have your taste buds singing with excitement.
Robert Channon Wines
3pm - 3.45pm
Discover how this charismatic wine maker's most celebrated Verdelho emerged from a supplier mistake. This master class also features a cameo performance by Salumi cured meats.
Seven Mile Brewing
4pm - 4.45pm
How a former IT journalist is changing the craft beer scene on the North Coast. Meet the Head Brewer, Matt Wilson and get the inside track on the most exciting new brewery in this region.