BRING HOME THE BACON: Roberta Schablon from the Saucy Fork said Baconfest's Wine and Swine dinner will feature the best our local producers have to offer.
BRING HOME THE BACON: Roberta Schablon from the Saucy Fork said Baconfest's Wine and Swine dinner will feature the best our local producers have to offer. Michael Nolan

Get in quick before Baconfest tickets sell out

A UNIQUE twist on the classic pork belly, local cheese, black garlic and hearty spread of the Burnett porcine delights.

These are just a few of the tasty morsels that will be on offer at Baconfest's Wine and Swine Dinner.

Roberta Schablon from the Saucy Fork will cater the event and she reckons it will give South Burnett's producers a chance to promote their food to a large audience of eager foodies.

"Friday night is the entrance dinner and it's a welcome to the whole weekend,” she said.

"It's a cocktail-style party with canapes. There'll be grazing tables loaded with local produce.”

The spread will showcase Woombye and Kenilworth cheeses, Australian Black Garlic, local fruit and veggies, wurst from Murgon, and Goomeri Bakery breads among others.

"We're trying to utilise a lot of different places so people are aware of what's available in their backyard.”

Through her catering business, Mrs Schablon regularly calls on a lot of local producers, and events like Wine and Swine are a chance to market their foods. Social media helps, but nothing beats the first hand taste and smell of local food. About 60per cent of the Wine and Swine tickets have been sold. To secure your place at the dinner visit www.oztix.com.au and seach for 'Baconfest'.

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