5 Things You Must Eat in Tasmania

Celebrity chef and Tasmanian local, Ben Milbourne, gave us the low down on what and where to eat in Tasmania.

Find out his favourite cafes and top foods to try on this one-of-a-kind Aussie island.

1. Truffle

"If you’re coming in winter, you have to try the truffles. You’ll get them quite readily available that time of year. If you go to any of the markets, there’s probably going to be someone selling truffles there who has grown them."

2. Abalone

"For me, abalone is the quintessential food of Tasmania. It’s what I grew up diving for and it’s what I grew up eating."

3. Cape Grim Beef

"When you come here, you want to try things that are uniquely Tasmanian and Cape Grim beef is one of those things. It's grass fed - for the cow's whole life it has grown up on the north west coast of Tasmania which has very high rainfall, so you can guarantee grass all year. The rest of Australia can’t really guarantee grass fed beef all year round because they may not get the rainfall to last the summer months."

4. Salmon

"Huan Aquaculture is probably the best salmon producer down here. They do hot smoked salmon, cold smoked salmon, their fresh salmon -  try anything you can get your hands on."

5. Apples

"Get your hands on some apples or apple cider. If you’re down here at the right time, at the back end of summer, and around March and April is when the apple harvest is on. If you’re driving through Tasmania in February through to May, there will be apples on the side of the road."

Tasting Tasmania premieres on LifeStyle FOOD on August 31 at 8:30PM.

Want more? We thought you might like this video.

Like this artice? Subscribe to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered striaght to your inbox.

By registering you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Privacy Notice


Sign Out

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.