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the cultured butter

myrtleford butter written by Lilani Goonesena Intrepid and innovative are the words that spring to mind at our visit to Myrtleford Butter Factory on the third day of the Electrolux Appetite for Excellent Produce Tour in Victoria. In 2008, Naomi Ingleton, a former chef, bought a rundown, 110-year old butter factory. Initially she set up […]

Giaconda Wine Cave

by Lilani Goonesena Giaconda winery sits atop a granite hill in cool climate Beechworth, Victoria. Dig a little deeper into its clay and gravel soils, however, and you’ll unearth its secret weapon; a subterraneous cellar that houses all of its barrels, and underpins its winemaking philosophy. We are privileged to have a private underground wine […]

george tomlin young chef 2014 on why he entered

George Tomlin was the Sous Chef at The Town Mouse and our Australian Young Chef 2014. Before he embarked on his prize trip of a lifetime George took the time to answer some questions about the program. Why did you get involved in the program? I decided to enter the program to push myself outside […]