Almost seven years ago, Australia hosted its first ever Meatstock festival. Ever since, the slow-cooking barbecue phenomenon has left a lasting impression on the continent as eager grill enthusiasts line up to compete in the culinary carnival. Meatstock festival is home to the largest barbecue competition in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Toowoomba where it welcomes a unique blend of cooking and barbecue craft from the locals.
Apart from the delight of smoked meat, Meatstock also offers something for dairy enthusiasts. The Burger cheese Hi-Melt slices from Pure Dairy are the featured burger cheese slices on the market nationally. Across Australia, they are the cheese of choice for burger specialists. Pure Dairy also offer a variety of other dairy products in the industry suited to many well-known local and foreign cuisines.
To the naked eye, the festival may just seem like an assortment of meats rotating over an open flame. However, any eager patron will be happy to explore the nuances of barbecue land and Meatstock displays these in droves. Below lists some examples of what you are bound to come across:
Perhaps one of the most satisfying scents for a foodie, Boomtown Barbecue aims to satisfy with its American-style slow cookery. The barbecued meats are served straight from the trailer smokers straight to your plate.
2 Smoking Arabs
What started as a small pop-up has now grown into an iconic food truck. With a number of Brooklyn-styled meats accompanied by Middle-Eastern sides, 2 Smoking Arabs are sure to impress with their ability to globetrot.
Known for its real wood-fire, Fancy Hanks takes great pride in being “all smoke and no mirrors”. In addition to this, they offer a wide range of home-made sauces to compliment all of your carnivorous cravings.
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From Michelin star dining to countryside barbecue, Chris Terlikar’s Bluebonnet covers a lot of ground. Without spoiling the surprise, there is a signature flavour in every Bluebonnet dish that makes them one of the best in the business.
Cooked over natural charcoal, this Filipino delicacy incorporates Regina’s (owner) home-made recipes for condiments, sauces, skewers and glazes.