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.
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.
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.
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?
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 …
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.