Day 4 – Deloraine, Elizabeth Town

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What is the best cure for tired legs and disappointment? Food! Deloraine Deli was highly recommended on tripadvisor so we made a lunch stop there. Upon entering the cafe, we were greeted with a myriad of food options. Was so tempted to try the desserts but we wanted to save our tummies for Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe and Ashgrove Cheese.

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After a quick grocery stop at the Woolworth’s in Deloraine, we made our way to the land of sweets and dairy over at Elizabeth Town.

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All the desserts at Christmas Hills looked so good that we took a while before ordering these three to share. Before leaving, I could not resist buying a bottle of raspberry jam from the shop.

Our final food stop, Ashgrove Cheese, was a slight detour but totally worth it.

Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm

Inside the building was a viewing room where you could see how the cheese was being made. Not much activity was happening that day. We walked on to a conference room and the TV was on. Guess which MediaCorp artiste was on screen promoting Ashgrove?

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Then we come to the highlight, the farm store with its mind boggling variety of cheese.

We tried samples after samples – wild wasabi, lavender, bush pepper, smoked cheddar, blue cheese. Our final buys were …

Ashgrove Bush Pepper Ashgrove Smoked Cheddar

The store also had a small counter that served excellent ice-cream. I guess the fresh milk and cream they get from the farm make a great difference to the quality of the ice-cream. My mom was happy with her coffee flavour while I shared a mixed berry and chocolate with one of my girls.

With satisfied tummies, we traveled the remaining 77 km to our lodging in Cradle Mountain – Discovery Holiday Park Spa Cottage. When we arrived, “someone” was already there to welcome us.

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