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How to put Ballarat on your plate this Christmas

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28 Nov 2023

Filed underFood & Drink

We’ve got your Christmas lunch or dinner all wrapped up with our Ballarat shopping list of homegrown produce and locally-made goods.

Carboni’s Next Door


  • Carboni’s Next Door‘s premium antipasti, charcuterie and cheeses
  • Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese, made with Friesian Holstein and Jersey cow milk
  • Salt Kitchen Charcuterie’s terrines and pates
  • Cheer Box Ballarat’s savoury grazing boxes
  • Family-run Ballarat delicatessen Campana’s
Black Cat Truffles


  • Black Cat Truffle‘s truffle oil
  • Saltbush Kitchen‘s unique range of Australian bushfoods, including salt blends, rubs and native spices
  • Carboni’s Next Door‘s roast porchetta, fresh pasta, gnocchi, pasta sauces, bread and Christmas boxes
  • Mr Jones‘ crispy chilli condiment
  • 1816 Bakehouse‘s artisan sourdough
  • Salt Kitchen Charcuterie’s dry cured and smoked meats (including ham, bacon and pastrami)
  • Sher Wagyu’s fullblood and crossbred Wagyu beef
  • Western Plains Pork’s free range pork
  • Springmount Fine Foods’ gourmet artisan products (including black garlic, vinaigrettes, drizzles and pastes)
  • Tim Bone’s chilli jam, napoli sauce and onion jam
  • Flying Chillies’ sedap chilli oil and sambal queen
  • Yendon Gourmet Tomatoes’ hydroponic tomatoes
  • The Mushroom Connection’s locally-grown gourmet mushrooms
1816 Bakehouse


  • 1816 Bakehouse‘s artisan pastries and cakes
  • The Little Cupcake‘s Christmas cupcakes
  • Carboni’s Next Door‘s freshly baked Italian pastries, including cannoli and bombolone
  • Il Piccolo Gelato’s artisan gelato
  • Payne’s Orchard‘s cherries and apricots
  • Sovereign Hill‘s iconic raspberry drops
  • Kittelty’s home-baked cakes and scrolls
  • Mrs Browne Bakes’ homemade cookies
  • Vegas & Rose brownies
  • Sweet As El’s truffles and New York-style cookies
  • Lucky and James’ handmade chocolate
  • Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat’s multi-floral garden honey
  • Enbom Honeys’ quality honey
  • Naturally Berry’s artisan jam and marmalade
  • Inglenook Dairy’s farm fresh milk, cream, yoghurt and butter
Aunty Jacks

So you’ve put Ballarat on your plate, but what about in your glass?


  • Red Duck Beer‘s traditional ales
  • Aunty Jacks‘ award-winning brews
  • Cubby Haus Brewing’s crisp lagers to dark, full flavoured stouts
  • O’Brien Beer’s 100% gluten-free beer
  • Dollar Bill Brewing’s Belgian-inspired ales, ciders, mead and barrel-aged beers
Eastern Peake


  • Mitchell Harris‘ elegant wines which reflect the cool-climate characters of nearby wine regions
  • Michael Unwin‘s sustainable wines which are processed and bottled on site from locally-grown grapes
  • Eastern Peake‘s minimal intervention pinot noir, chardonnay and syrah
  • LATTA Vino’s experimental wines
  • Captains Creek‘s handcrafted organic wines and ciders
  • Blue Pyrenees Estate‘s authentic wines that are truly representative of the Pyrenees region
  • Mount Avoca‘s pure organic wines which are grown, made and bottled on the estate
  • Summerfield Winery’s deep, hearty, bold reds
Itinerant Spirits


Grounded Pleasures drinking chocolate and marshmallows

And to finish off…

  • The Little Cupcake‘s hot chocolate bombs
  • Grounded Pleasures’ exquisite drinking chocolate, chai, panela, and marshmallows
  • Karon Farm Coffee’s roasted coffee blends
  • Sun on Leaf’s small batch tea blends

Main image: Saltbush Kitchen

Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.