Originating from a love of charcuterie, Piper Street Food Co was created by Damien, who had a passion for creating beautiful parfait and terrines. For those who don’t know what charcuterie is it originated as a French culinary art in the 15th century and revolves around cooked, cured or smoked meats that are ready-to-eat. The meats are preserved across of variety of ways and can be served either cooked or dry-cured and are often served as a pâté. A store such at Piper Street Food Co that specialises in this culinary art is called a charcuterie.
Located an hour from Melbourne’s CBD in Kyneton on Piper Street is the kitchen where the masterpieces are handmade using the finest local ingredients. As any true charcuterie would know, the individual ingredients, including herbs and spices, are what make multiple layers of flavour so the quality is carefully maintained at Piper Street. As they say, nothing worth waiting for comes easily and can be applied to this art, where one piece may take days of marinating and preparing in order to get the right flavours and textures.
Not just a café, Piper Street Food Co also offers a range of ways to involve your friends, team or just yourself with the process. Classes in creating Damien’s unique flavours and recipes, and the wines to match are available throughout the year and are the perfect way to enjoy a relaxed dinner with an exciting twist. Mostly known for their picnic hampers, Piper Street Food Co offers a range of picnic packs that are the perfect gift office Christmas present, or alternatively a gift for yourself to take while exploring the region. Filled with award-winning products such as terrines, rillettes, pâtés and pies, the picnics come with a map of the local region making it hard for you not to explore! With the option of cooking classes and takeaway picnics, it is easy to see why Piper Street Food Co is one of the most highly rated charcuterie cafes in Central Victoria!