Gourmet Experiences in NSW
Indulge in an exciting array of culinary experiences in Regional NSW and sample the best local produce straight from the source. From truffle hunting and wine tours to cooking classes, food trails, festivals and black tie dinners, there is plenty to do and taste across the State.
The unspoilt South Coast is Australia’s Oyster Coast where you can taste plump oysters shucked right in front of you and learn how they are farmed at Jim Wild’s Oyster Service in Culburra, and Broadwater Oysters and Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours in Pambula.
On the North Coast visit Stones Oysters near Taree, and Armstrong Oysters and Rockin’ Oysters near Port Macquarie. Eat freshly caught prawns in Yamba or head inland and cast a line at the Eucumbene Trout Farm in the Snowy Mountains, then cook your own fresh catch on the barbecues at the farm.
Foodscape Tours will introduce you to the South Coast’s delicacies, visiting specialty retailers, vineyards, farms and growers. The Bite around Berry walking tour is a delightful experience of the charming town’s local gourmet food scene, and the Winescape Tour visits up to four wineries.
Black truffles were first introduced to Australia in the 1990s in Tasmania, and since then truffle cultivation has spread across the country. You can join a truffle hunt, learn how to cook with truffle and enjoy delicious truffle based meals in a variety of locations across Regional NSW.
You can try truffle hunting followed by a degustation feast at Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines near Cooma, or enjoy a hunt and tasting at Lowes Mount Truffiere in the Blue Mountains and Tarago Truffles in Goulburn. Don’t miss the annual Black Tie and Gumboot Truffle Hunt and Dinner at Borrodell Vineyard in Orange.
Meat and Charcuterie
For tender beef and lamb, try a mouth-watering experience with Maugers Paddock to Plate Tours in Robertson, a postcard-perfect rural escape in the Southern Highlands. Learn how to make chorizo, salami and more at Pork Ewe Deli in Newcastle and embrace the rich legacy of the sausage at the Festa delle Salsicce in Griffith.
For more gourmet treats, visit makers of fine cheese such as the ABC Cheese Factory in the lovely heritage area of Tilba in Eurobodalla. In Australia’s oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley, are the Hunter Valley Cheese Company and Binnorie Dairy. In nearby Muswellbrook is Hunter Belle Cheese.