Local Eats: The Mudgee Edition
When it comes to makers in Mudgee, it’s not all about the wine. It’s also about some VERY fine food!
From organic extra virgin olive oil to mouth-watering sourdough, we’re proud to have a whole list of fine food makers in the region. Scroll down to see our top 5 local Mudgee food makers!
#1 Mudgee Sourdough by Olive.A.Twist
The world has Bec Sutton to thank for our region’s now famous sourdough! Available at the Mudgee Fine Food Markets as well as numerous stockists, you’ll find varieties such as: stoneground white, whole wheat purple wheat/rye blend, fruit and walnut loaf, 3 seed, Khorasan as well as baguettes and pizza bases.
You can also learn how to make it by taking one of her Sourdough Classes at The Little Cooking School!
#2 High Valley Cheese
Using traditional cheese making techniques and locally sourced milk from Dubbo, High Valley is known for their small batch fetas and other artisan cheeses.
Found in numerous restaurants and shops in Australia-wide, you can also visit their tasting room at The Cellar by Gilbert to sample their offerings.
#3 Spencer Cocoa
For lovers of chocolate, you must get your hands on a bar of Spencer Cocoa. With beans sourced twice-yearly from Vanuatu, the brand’s owner and chocolateer, Luke Spencer, brings them back to Mudgee where he roasts, grinds, conchs and tempers the cocoa into the chocolate we can’t get enough of!
#4 Rylstone Olive Press
Quickly becoming world-renowned for their organic extra virgin olive oil blends, the team behind Rylstone Olive Press is one to be recognised! Passionate about using locally grown olives, every batch is pressed within six hours of harvest on the very same day, guaranteeing the finest and freshest extra virgin olive oil that is full of flavour.
#5 Linda’s Sweet Chilli Relish & Sauces
Gluten free, dairy free, and made by hand with local ingredients, Linda’s range of relishes and sauces includes four varieties of Sweet Chilli Relish, an Asian Plum & Chilli Sauce, and even a Luscious Hot Chocolate Sauce. Perfect on meat pies, sausages or as bastes for BBQ, they’ll take your culinary game to the next level.
If you’re going to be in Mudgee on the third Saturday of the month, be sure to visit The Mudgee Fine Foods Farmer’s Market!
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