Tasmania has long had a reputation in Australia for destination dining. Even more so in recent years, with our favourite critic-turned-hobby farmer turning the spotlight on the Apple Isle. So, for someone who spends the better part of trip planning organizing meals, this was a perfect opportunity.
No Hobart itinerary is complete without a visit to Bruny Island. A popular day trip location, Bruny Island is chock-a-block with local producers and artisans, so visitors can enjoy fine wines and seafood, chocolate and fudge, fresh fruits and locally made cheeses whilst touring the scenic isle.
The island is a short ferry ride from Kettering, located 45 mins from Hobart. Getting around by car is easy, but I can honestly recommend joining a tour, especially if you plan on sampling some Tasmanian wines or whiskies. Pennicott Wilderness Journeys offers a full day, “7 course” tour that covers both North and South Bruny, with plenty of time to relax at each stop and enjoy some beautiful scenery along the way.
Disembarking after a scenic ride across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, we begin our tour of North Bruny, where we discover a heady raw milk c2 cheese at Bruny Island Cheese Co. and eat way too many oysters….
Fun facts – You might remember Bruny Island Cheese Co.’s Nick Haddow from Gourmet Farmer, and see those etchings on the cheese rounds? These are cheeses that have been produced and matured to order especially for members of their Cheese Club. I need to be a part of this club.