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VISITORS to Tasmania have yet another gourmet option with the opening of the Taste House at Woodbridge, 30-minutes south of Hobart.
The Taste House is the new venture at Woodbridge Smokehouse, an artisan business known for producing some of the finest smoked seafood. Visitors can enjoy traditionally-smoked ocean trout and Atlantic salmon direct from the smoker, which is just down the road from Grandvewe Cheese. The Woodbridge Smokehouse is set on a 10ha apple orchard. Traditional hand-smoking processes using a mixture of local hard woods (including the apple orchard shavings) create delicate and distinctive flavours. Foodies are invited to discover the unique taste for themselves by dropping into the tasting room to sample the award-winning fare. The Taste House is open daily 10am-4pm, noon-4pm on Saturdays, and by appointment on Sundays. The setting – with its stunning water views – provides an irresistible backdrop to a tasting table with products including a new salmon spread with lemon and crackers. On Thursdays and Fridays there is a Go Behind The Production Tour (for groups of four-eight, with bookings essential) to reveal the finer details of the purpose-built smokehouse and processing facility. Guests can see how a small team with over 75 years of experience between them follow long-established traditions to fillet, brine, smoke and hand slice the fish. Tours last about an hour and cost $45 per person, including tasting samples. A liquor licence has been applied for. The Taste House is at 59 Thomas Rd, Woodbridge, just past Kettering and the Bruny Island Ferry turn off. For tour bookings or general inquiries phone (03) 6267 4960 or visit woodbridgesmokehouse.com.au.