Tasmanian Gourmet Online is a Tasmanian owned and operated business based in the Huon Valley. We are proud to offer a range of over 1000 products from over 100 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.
I am excited about the opportunity of creating an online platform which will deliver Tasmania’s fine gourmet products to homes across Australia.
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 platform has been the opportunity to meet many of these producers and learn about their passion for their produce.
Some of the products we offer have previously only been available at small farmers markets or the local corner store, we are excited about the opportunity of taking these products through our online platform to homes across Australia and overseas.
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 beehives 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 and diversity.