From camel milk ice cream to carrot snags, we’ve rounded up our TOP 8 wild and wonderful Scenic Rim products for you to taste test during Eat Local Week:
We challenge you to tick all these taste sensations off your Eat Local Week bucket list.
1.SUMMER LAND CAMEL MILK GELATO
Summer Land Camels’ naturally sweet, multi-award-winning Gelato range is a treat you won’t want to miss. Creamy, naturally low in fat, rich and delicious, you just need to choose a flavour. Will it be vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel, honey and macadamia or mixed berry? We recommend a scoop of each!
Seek out the Summerland Camels stand at Winter Harvest Festival on 2 July, or get a scoop from the source at Camel Milk Skincare | Farm Tours & Camel Rides | Summer Land Camels during Eat Local Week.
2. KALFRESH CARROT SNAGS
We grow around 600 million carrots each year in the Scenic Rim, and some of them get turned into SAUSAGES! Yep, we throw carrot snags on the barbie out here. Sample a sizzling carrot snag at Kalfresh, one of Queensland’s biggest carrot farms, where they grow the BEST CARROTS EVER!
Carrot snags will be sizzling on 25 June at Kalfresh Carrot Day. For lucky last-minute tickets visit Carrot Day – Kalfresh
3. SCENIC RIM BREWERY’S ‘BEAUY AND BLUE’ SPICED PUMPKIN ALE
Enjoy a schooner or two, fresh out of the copper kettles at Mt Alford’s Scenic Rim Brewery. Head Brewer Mike has a head for flavours and his ‘Beauy and Blue’ Spiced Pumpkin Ale is one of our favourites. Even better, it’s made with locally grown pumpkins and rounded out with nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon. You beauty!!
You’ll find Mike’s brews at many Eat Local Week events, or pull up a seat at the Scenic Rim Brewery bar – details here: Scenic Rim Brewery – Craft Beer & Cafe, Mount Alford QLD
4. TOWRI SHEEP CHEESES MOO & EWE-GHURT
You might indulge in the odd yoghurt tub, but have you ever tried EWE-GHURT?
Thanks to the woolly residents of Towri Sheep Cheeses (with assistance from the Jersey Girls of Tommerups Dairy) you can enjoy this delicious, spreadable, smooth and savoury treat. Ewe’ll absolutely love it.
Find top-notch Towri cheeses and ewe-ghurt at many Eat Local Week events. Read more about the Towri ladies at Towri Sheep Cheeses – Boutique Cheese Ewe Will Love
5. TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN DISTILLERY LIQUEURS RANGE
Though testing every taste on this menu is a challenge (there are over 100 flavours on offer), you’ll have no problem choosing a few favourites. Pop into the gorgeous Elizabethan-style tasting room and sample award-winning tipples distilled onsite – from absinthe to yuzucello and everything in between.
To book a Tamborine Mountain Distillery Tour during Eat Local week visit Tamborine Mountain Distillery Tours – Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
6. MACADAMIA BRITTLE (AND NUTS YOU CAN CRACK YOURSELF)
We’re all nuts for macadamia nuts here in the Scenic Rim. You can have them raw, roasted, salted, flavoured or turned into Greenlee Farm’s signature Macadamia Nut Brittle. Whatever you choose, be sure to bag a bag of macadamia nuts during Eat Local Week.
You’ll find local macadamias at plenty of Eat Local Week events. To book your spot for a Macadamia Farm Tour & Bush Tucker Talk, visit Macadamia Farm Tour & Bush Tucker Talks – Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
7. TASTING TABLES AT BEAUDESERT, CANUNGRA & RATHLOGAN OLIVE GROVE
Taste-test to your tummy’s content at these free events filled with Scenic Rim products and produce. Settle in for a chat with the locals – they know all the region’s food secrets.
Tasting Tables @ Beaudesert Visitor Information Centre – 25 June, 9am-3pm
Tastings @ Rathlogan Olive Grove/The Shed Café – 25 June, 9am-2pm
Tasting Tables @ Canungra Visitor Information Centre – 25 June, 9.30am-2.30pm
8. FOOD TRUCKS & MARKETS
Are you ready? We’ve got food trucks, markets, live music, pop-up bars, cooking demonstrations, and more, creating an incredible trail of deliciousness, stretching from one end of the Scenic Rim to the other. We don’t know how you’re going to fit it all in but we know you’ll have a fantastic time trying.
Check out more than 125 food-focused events filling the 2022 Eat Local Week program: Eat Local Week 2022 – Scenic Rim Queensland