Our caravan is filled with the perfume of ripe plums and peaches – divine! And the fridge smells like well aged cheese 🙂 We have had a couple of lovely days exploring some of the food trails in this rich and diverse region – the farm gate produce is magnificent. Thanks Danielle at Beyond the Farm Gate for some suggestion of places to visit.
We loved all the cheeses we sampled at the Cambray Cheese Farm – the only difficulty was choosing which to take back with us – I picked a soft ewes milk Friesette and husband a hard cheese – St Johns Brook (Manchego style). We may have to go back for more before we leave this area.
Yesterday we went to the famous Manjimup Farmers Markets – we bought potatoes freshly picked/dug from the paddock the night before, fresh garlic, stone fruit, sour dough bread, strawberries and my favourite raw organic chocolate.
As I have mentioned out holiday in Denmark was a bit of a gourmet experience; we had magnificent cheeses, coffee, flourless chocolate cake…and chocolate. Dark Side Chocolate is a business we visited twice it was so good! On the second visit the chocolatier (Celebrated Winemaker turned Artisan Chocolatier, John Wade) was just working on his latest creation and he gave us a sample to try – a dark chocolate truffle with mango, coriander, chili and mint… a kind of Thai flavoured chocolate – what a treat for the taste buds! It was fabulous!!! If ever you are visiting the south west of Western Australia (if that is not possible you can always order on line) I strongly recommend popping into Dark Side Chocolates – you will not be disappointed.
PS they specialise in Vegan and dairy free chocolates! And ice cream!
Hand made salted caramel ice-cream, drinking chocolate, 87% South American Cacao!