Aug
01
2011

Tasmania a top gourmet destination

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Tasmania reigns supreme when it comes to gourmet travel, particularly if you are planning to stay on the welcoming Bruny Island.

Australian Traveller writer Elisabeth Knowles recently hailed the island for being home to some of the nation’s “best regional food producers”.

The island is the perfect destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city – only 620 permanent residents are based here year-round and outside of the summer months, you’ll find few tourists .

In particular, Knowles has high praise for Bruny Island Game Meats – a unique venture set up by Richard Clarke where you can sample possum, wallaby and rabbit, to name a few – and the organic produce at Bruny Island Berry Farm, where you can pick your own berries and which she also commended for its “great coffee”.

And of course, no visit to the island would be complete without a stop at the Bruny Island Cheese Company, where you can feast on a delicious cheesemaker’s platter for $20.

Here, you’ll find incredible products made from cow’s and goat’s milk, inspired by owner Nick Haddow’s travels and training across Europe – you’ll want to make sure you leave room in your bag to bring some souvenirs of your visit to Bruny Island when you finally make your way back home.

Bruny Island Cheese selection

Bruny Island Cheese Club selection

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