About Us

About Us

Tasmanian Gourmet Online is a Tasmanian owned and operated business based in the Huon Halley South of Hobart.  We are proud to offer a range of  over 400 products from over 40 Tasmanian producers.

I am a sixth generation Tasmanian my ancestor George Bignell arrived in Van Diemen’s land on the boat Phoenix on Australia Day 1825.

I am passionate about Tasmania and the stable of fine food and beverages produced in our island state. I contributed to this stable by establishing Australia’s French truffle industry and producing Australia’s first French black truffle in Tasmania in June 1999.

Now I am excited about the opportunity of creating an online platform which will deliver Tasmania’s fine gourmet products to homes across Australia.

Duncan Garvey

 

All the products featured on our website are produced and made in Tasmania.

We have carefully selected our products from all the different regions of Tasmania from the far North West region to the Huon Valley south of Hobart.

Many of the products come from small artisan producers scattered in remote areas and small towns across Tasmania.  One of the joys of developing this project has been the opportunity to meet many of these producers and learn about their passion and enjoy the taste of their produce.

Some of the products we have listed have previously only been available at small farmers markets or the local corner store so we are excited about the opportunity of taking these products through our online platform to homes across Australia.

The diversity of products produced is quite amazing and  it shows that Tasmania’s strong food culture is continuing.

The award winning Wellington Apiary honey whose bee hives are scatted across the foothills of Mount Wellington to the Pyengana Cheese Company who have been making cheddars in North East Tasmania for over a 100 years. These are two very good examples of the National recognition some of Tasmania products have continued to gain in recent years.

We have developed a number of gourmet food hampers including smoked salmon to a wide selection of cheeses from  different cheese makers.  We have included in the hampers a selection of the many condiments produced locally to match the cheeses.

Included on the website is a section on Tasmanian food and cooking books which tell the story of our food history an diversity along a section which showcases some of the wonderful products produced by crafts persons from our native timbers often salvaged from ancient lakes in the South West.