Veteran chef Robbie Bell interviews everybody from high profile chefs to cheesemongers to butchers on his food industry podcast ‘Cooking the Books’, but his culinary career is an inspiring story in its own right.
The English-born chef launched much-loved Ivanhoe charcuterie City Larder with wife Rebecca Bell in 2015, as the next chapter in a career he’s spent between UK restaurants and bistros and several years as executive sous chef at Rockpool Bar and Grill.
City Larder, a wholesale supplier of traditional French-style charcuterie that was conceived with small independent retailers in mind, continues to perfect and expand on its variety of locally-sourced charcuterie items. Robbie, a French-trained chef, specialises in handcrafted products including restaurant-quality terrines, pâté, rillettes and pickles.
City Larder offers restaurant quality food to be enjoyed at home:
• Restaurant Quality
• Australian Ingredients
City Larder’s packaged charcuterie favourites are stocked on many food retailers’ shelves and offers wholesale supplies for restaurants and catering companies. Customers can also pick up City Larder’s free-range variety of premium specialty items from local farmer’s markets to enjoy either a standalone lunch, entrée or charcuterie board that matches perfectly with pickles, chutney and fresh bread.
Whether it’s food retailers, restaurants and bars or direct consumers, City Larder’s small-batch quantities of charcuterie are an ideal solution for time-poor individuals and businesses unwilling to skimp on quality.
View our full range of terrines, pâtés, rillettes and accompaniments (pickles and chutneys).
City Larder supplies to businesses throughout Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Canberra and South Australia. Our charcuterie - terrines, pâtés, rillettes and accompaniments (pickles and chutneys) are available in different sizes and packaging for food service or consumer retail.
If you're interested in becoming a wholesale supplier or to find a full list of stores to purchase our products, please get in touch via
City Larder's charcuterie products are stocked throughout Australia's leading retail businesses including:
Gourmet Food Shops
Delis & Butchers
Collingwood Farmers’ Market
2nd Saturday of the month, 8am-1pm
Relocated - See note below*
Coburg Farmers’ Market
3rd Saturday of the month, 8am-1pm
Coburg Primary School,
92 Bell St, Coburg, VIC 3058.
Abbotsford Farmer’s Market
4th Saturday of the month, 8am-1pm
Relocated - See note below*
Collingwood Farmers' Market and Abbotsford Farmer's Market have been relocated to the Alphington Farmers' Market at
2 Wingrove Street, Alphington, VIC 3078 for the foreseeable future due to Covid-19
Pasta & Gnocchi E-Book (New)
A Collection of Recipes and Basic Cooking Techniques
This e-book from Robbie Bell features a collection of recipes and basic cooking techniques inspired by his trips to Italy and family favourites he cooks at home. Discover how-to's on pasta making, rolling, cutting as well as recipes to put them to use.
‘Cooking the Books – From Inside the Food Industry’
Robbie Bell hosts one of Australia's most popular food podcast called Cooking the Books. In each episode, he talks to food industry professionals to discuss their passion and give them a voice to communicate their unsung stories. We follow the dreams, opinions and personal journey from the people behind the restaurants, product, farms, food and drinks that brings so much joy to others.
Join us in each episode by subscribing to our podcast through the following apps:
Anchor / Apple Podcasts / Breaker / Castbox / Google Play Music / Google Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Casts / Podbean / RadioPublic / Spotify