Sampling cheeses and chocolates

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Another enormous breakfast to devour. Evergreen tours certainly look after a person. I decided on just prunes and then a slice of toast with grilled tomato on top.  It was all lovely and soft to eat.  Ian had a much more substantial breakfast. We sat with one of the new tour couples who joined us in Launceston.  They thought they were on a 7-day tour with everyone else being on a 7-day tour too.  They hadn’t realized that 40 of us started out in Hobart several days beforehand.

 

 


Ashgrove Cheeses

It was a glorious day.  We set off at 7:45 a.m. for the Ashgrove Tasmanian Cheese Farm at Elizabeth Town

Jean at the Ashgrove Cheese Factory Jean at the front of Ashgrove's
Making cheese at Ashgrove's Inside the cheese making factory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheeses stacked and set out to mature Cheese maturing in racks


Cows are everywhere here at Ashgroves

The coach pulled in to the car park and we could see lots of artistically painted cows and colourful hanging baskets galore.  It really was a very attractive place. 

We were first taken out the back of the place and were seated for what turned out to be a very interesting talk by the owner.  We learned about the history of the business and a simplified version of how their cheeses are cultured.  We then walked back into the sampling section and tried some of the most delicious cheeses I’ve ever eaten.  Through a window we could see into the factory.  There were masses of cheeses to buy.

We all found it an interesting place to tour plus the cheese sampling made the whole experience even better.

 

The House of Anvers The front of Anvers Belgian Chocolates


The House of Anvers Belgian Chocolate Factory

Next stop was the House of Anvers Belgian Chocolate Factory at Latrobe. The chocolate factory is set in the grounds of an historic house.  We stood in the garden area and a lady gave us a talk about how the business got started. We then went inside and saw through windows into the chocolate making area.  There was old chocolate making gear in cabinets to look at.  Next we went into a little shop at the front of the grounds to sample their goodies and of course to then buy.  The chocolates were divine.

 

Making the divine chocolates Chocolate making in progress
An example of their beautiful chocolates Yummy chocolates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We pile back into the coach to head onwards.

 

Next page: Sheffield and the murals

 

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One of the Sheffield murals

Oneof many murals we would see at Sheffield