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Hobart 2

Our first stop is to visit Rod at Mures Processing in Glenorchy. Here you will learn all about the Mure family business and also learn about their sustainable fishing methods. Apart from processing a ranch of fish varieties such as Blue Eye, Trout, Salmon, Mussels, Clams etc they also produce a range of gourmet seafood products and smoke their own fish. Products can be purchased and we can keep them on ice during the tour.

We then drive out to Brighton to visit Richard and Belinda at Weston Farm, the home of Renaissance Olives.

They not only grow olives and produce lovely Olive Oil but also cultivate Peonies.

Richard also has quarantine standard poly tunnels where he grows the most amazing varieties of tomatoes, some as big as tea cups with incredible flavour.

There are also a number outdoor vegetables beds, Saddleback pigs and chickens so lots to see and learn about here! Our lunch stop is at Elizabeth Food + Wine, situated in the food hub of North Hobart. Karen has an ever changing menu depending on the season and local products available. Karen, the chef, is a signatory to the GMO Free Charter so her food is always fresh and ‘funky’. Added to which there is a large choice of vegetarian and gluten free so all tastes are cater for. Also look out for some of Karen’s cookbooks, she is always happy to sign a copy! Our next stop is at the Wicked Cheese Co for a taste test of Ashley and Jennifer's award winning cheeses.

The milk for the cheese comes from chemical and hormone free cows grazing on grass just down the road. As Ashley says if you want to produce the finest cheese you have to start with the finest milk. So don't forget to take home some of their delicious products. The last stop of the day is Tas Live Abalone where you will learn all about the harvesting of wild Abalone.

There are very strict guide lines in the process, marketing and storage of this product and the market Tas Live has is testament to their commitment to excellence. Not too many Aussies have tasted Abalone but that will be rectified on this tour as you will actually get to taste it!