Last month the first of nine Southern Highlands Food and Wine Clusters was launched in Joadja.
Held at the Joadja Distillery, the 11 producers that form the cluster came together to celebrate the opening and to showcase their amazing produce. Starting with fresh scones topped with Cuttaway Creek jam, highlights included alpaca meatballs, Bee Mead, barbecued Hairy Hereford and a wide range of stunning wines and fresh produce.
Our director Brigid, teamed up with Food Path pioneer Jill Dyson, to identify nine different Southern Highlands Food and Wine Clusters to explore.
Areas covered are Joadja, Moss Vale, Fitzroy Falls, Canyonleigh, Berrima, Mittagong, Bowral, Robertson and Sutton Forest and include over 100 regional growers and producers.
In true ‘paddock to plate’ style Brigid is working to create links between city visitors and Southern Highlands producers. Each cluster contains enough to keep you busy and well fed for a weekend visit – you can of course do more than one if you’re staying for longer. The project also serves to remind locals about the great produce that is available on their doorstep.
The Joadja cluster has been very well received with well over 100 people going off the beaten track to the hidden jem of the highands, Joadja Distillery to see Mayor Larry Whipper officiate the launch.
If you’re looking for a unique and foodie experience download a map and get started! www.southernhighlandsfoodandwine.com.au