Section in Tasmania
Food Experiences
It’s an unlikely spot for a food revolution – a bountiful green island off the southern coast of Australia. Tasmania’s cool climate and rich soils allow small-scale producers to flourish and some of the best produce you will find anywhere is grown, harvested and served on the island. In Tasmania you won’t just taste the food, you’ll meet food thought leaders and chefs leading a cultural food revolution – you’ll find local farmers and producers growing wasabi, raising wagyu beef, harvesting plump oysters and collecting honey. There are farmers markets, cutting edge restaurants, gourmet walking tours, farm gates and providores scattered all across the island. Farm-based cooking classes will also have you harvesting vegetables before returning to cook up a feast. It’s all part of the Tasmanian food experience.

Seafood Seduction

Tasmanian Seafood Seduction is a gourmet seafood cruise like no other in the world. Cruise the Derwent River to the waters surrounding Bruny Island – here the guide gathers oysters, mussels, sea urchin and abalone straight from the sea. By the afternoon, the boat will be anchored in sheltered waters as guests help to prepare the seafood bounty on board while sipping local wine, beer, and cider. The local knowledgeable guides provide unique insight in the surrounding wilderness environment and marine wildlife throughout the journey.
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Fat Pig Farm

Appease your yearnings to live off the land with a day at Fat Pig Farm. Pluck fresh vegetables from the garden. Walk green meadows. Cavort with piglets. Get your hands dirty on a farm-to-fork tour at Fat Pig Farm with Matthew Evans. All the bounty of Fat Pig Farm ends up on the farmhouse kitchen table. Tour the farm. Harvest produce bursting with flavour. Bring it all back to the kitchen and get stuck in to a hands-on workshop, followed by a celebratory feast. This summer Fat Pig Farm take feasting outdoors. Grab a Fat Pig Farm picnic hamper and settle in for a picnic laden with farm kitchen goodness. Bring a good Tassie drop to help you digest the rhythm of farm life.
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Ashgrove Cheese

Visit Ashgrove Farm Cheese, taste their award-winning fresh bottled milk, cream, butter and uniquely flavoured cheeses. The land around Ashgrove is some of Australia’s most fertile and with a temperate climate and plenty of water, it is perfect for dairying. Meaning the cows graze outside year round, the paddocks supplying all their food, apart from a small amount of grain twice a day to keep them amused while being milked. Take a take a peek through the viewing window to the factory where the Bennett’s traditional cheese making processes still churn out their prize produce.
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Agrarian Kitchen

Pick your produce straight from the garden and rediscover the simple pleasures of preparing and eating freshly harvested ingredients at one of Tasmania’s boutique cooking schools. The Agrarian Kitchen is a sustainable farm-based cooking school nestled in the picturesque Derwent Valley run by Rodney Dunn - who in a previous life was the food editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine. Guests don gumboots and forage ingredients from the farm and take classes in charcuterie, bread and pasta making. What can’t be harvested from the farm is sourced from local Tasmanian producers. The class continues in the kitchen as guests prepare, cook and enjoy a tasty seasonal feast together.
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Salamanca Market

Salamanca Place bursts into life and colour each Saturday morning when Salamanca Market fills the precinct. Hailed as Australia’s best outdoor market, each week bustling tourists and locals shop for organic vegetables, freshly cut flowers and fine hand-made Tasmanian crafts. Soak up the cultural atmosphere and the sights and sounds of this vibrant hub. Meet the producers, sample their wares, and soak up the vibrant community atmosphere. Smell the aroma of freshly cut flowers, local elderflower juice and morning coffees brewing. Head in early and find yourself a table at one of the street-side cafes. Sit outside and enjoy a morning coffee and gourmet breakfast. Listen to the sounds of buskers knocking out tunes or a Spanish band eager to share music of their homeland. Take your time wandering more than 300 stalls selling everything from arts and crafts, hand-made jewellery and Tasmanian timber bowls through to colourful ceramics and hand-crafted glassware.
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Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail

Let your tastebuds follow the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail to growers, farm gates and cellar doors on a journey of gastronomic proportions. Tasmania's North West combines stunning scenery with great produce and the ease and comfort of small town living. Roadside stalls and farmhouse shops sell vegetables and fruit, pies, cheese and handcrafted chocolates while cellar doors offer wine, cider, beer and whisky from dedicated boutique wineries and distilleries. Taste salmon and ginseng, raspberries and cherries, relish and sauces. The Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail is designed to help you discover the best artisanal producers this special region of Tasmania has to offer.
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Join Gourmania Food Tours to taste fresh seafood, nibble cheeses and sip wine. With a local at your side, weave your way through Hobart’s streets and laneways and learn the city’s history and fine food secrets – straight from the edgy foodies shaping the Tasmanian food experience. Wander the streets, soaking up the urban beauty around you. Discover those off-the-tourist-trail finds that bring you closer to the real Hobart. Indulge in an array of generous tastes: sweet, savoury, and sippable too, as Gourmania take you to those not-to-be-missed foodie haunts tucked away in the city. Whether you are a food and wine aficionado, have an appetite for local produce or perhaps have an interest in a touch of history on the side – Gourmania can show you Hobart from a local's perspective.
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Red Feather Inn Cooking School

The Red Feather Cooking School provides a wealth of culinary knowledge via owner Lydia Nettlefold, her in-house chefs and visiting guest chefs. They all have a passion for good food, the enjoyment of cooking and the quality of Tasmanian produce - and love to share their knowledge with others in a range of cooking classes. Learn the culinary tricks of the trade with like-minded foodies using locally sourced ingredients and you’ll soon be as passionate about Tasmanian produce as they are. Together with the Red Feather Inn luxury accommodation, this cooking school is an experience to savour.
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Herbaceous Tours

Herbaceous Tours cater for all who are passionate about food and wine in Tasmania. Herbaceous Tours offers a unique opportunity to actually meet farmers and vintners. Taking you to farms; vineyards and food producers to experience meeting and talking to the people producing the product, be it wine, cheese, oysters, small goods, salmon, abalone, chocolates and a host of other wonderful Tasmanian produce. You will see some spectacular Tasmanian scenery, learn some local history and taste amazing food.
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Food by Ben One Degree Food Tour

Experience ‘foodie heaven’ on the Food by Ben One Degree Food Tour, a boutique food tour through Tasmania’s North West. Ben can take you behind the scenes at farm gates and to meet producers who are not open to the public, to give you a totally unique experience. Be introduced to the farmers and makers personally and gather produce along the way to create a dining or cooking experience that you will remember. Throughout your tasting trail you will be guided to many of Tasmania’s award winning North West coast producers, tailored to suit your gastronomical pleasure. See Ben transform world-class produce as you dine at one of Ben’s long table degustation dinners or join him for a demonstration where he will show you how to prepare and plate this delicious produce.
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Grandvewe Sheep Cheesery and Hartshorn Distillery

Every day, at any time, you can step behind the scenes to become part of a working cheesery. At Grandvewe, the affinage experience will have you turning, rubbing down, hooping and salting cheese by hand with the head cheesemaker. After honing your newly developed cheese-crafting skills, sit back with the cheese master once more, this time over a tasting. Post tasting, build a cheese platter and take your seat on the balcony overlooking the paddock, the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and bleating sheep – oblivious to the gastronomic delights they have delivered before you. Wash it down with local ginger beer or smooth vodka with little heat but loads of character. The onsite Hartshorn Distillery, produces small-batch ‘sheep’s whey’ vodka. Each bottle hand-sprayed black, hand-written and signed by Ryan Hartshorn himself.
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