The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth and encompasses a greater range of natural and cultural values than any other region on Earth.
The area is formally recognised through World Heritage listing as being part of the natural and cultural heritage of the world community.
2. Pristine Environment
Tasmanians breathe some of the world’s cleanest air and drink the purest water. Unpolluted coastal seas and rich, fertile soils enable them to produce the finest foods.
3. GM-free Food
Food grown in Tasmania is GM-free (free of genetic modification). The entire state has a moratorium on any use of gene technology in the commercial production of food. Because food is GM-free and artificial hormones and antibiotics are not used to promote livestock growth, it is as safe as it is delicious.
4. Tetsuya Wakuda, Tasmania’s Brand Ambassador
"As a food lover with a passion for natural flavours, I knew I had found a paradise," said elite Chef Tetsuya Wakuda. In 1994, Tetsuya became a Brand Ambassador to help make the wider world more aware of the good things the State of Islands has to offer. More recently, he has declared the Tasmanian food brand to be "above and beyond organic”.
5. Leatherwood Honey
Tasmania is the only place on earth that produces Leatherwood Honey. About 70% of Tasmania honey is from Leatherwood gathered from rainforests in the southern and western areas of the State largely within production forests or the World Heritage Area. Unblended Leatherwood honey has a unique taste and smell which is quite different from that of blended honey. This distinctive spicy flavour has made Leatherwood honey a reputation as a fine gourmet product both in Australia and overseas.
As Chef Tetsuya quite aptly describes, "A piece of quality blue-vein cheese drizzled with leatherwood honey is a simple but sublime dessert that communicates better than any words the purity of tastes I have found in Tasmania. "
Without travelling hours to reach Tasmania, you can now enjoy the natural honey produced there through our online store!
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