Gourmet is a character who appears in many of the game's festivals. The player will meet Gourmet for the first time at the Spring Egg Festival. He will also give the player their own pet pig, as well as a Truffle recipe. In order to obtain the pig and truffle recipe, the player must befriend Gourmet and have a Barn .
In addition to showing up for the selected festivals, the Gourmet spends the entire Fall season in the village, staying at the Perch Inn.