Redwood Goat Cheese
- Nelson - New Zealand
When Venetia Hill makes cheese, it's an act of passion, a work of art and a labour of love.
Venetia's goats roam in the scrubby hills eating the tough foliage and soft grasses. They are the picture of health and happiness; and therefore the milk they yield is sweet and pure.
European influence with a 100% pure NZ hand gives us cheeses that any frommage lover would swoon over.
Buy from boutique providores in the Nelson region.... Contact list to follow.
On Saturday mornings, Bondi Farmers Market springs to life. It's relatively new to the scene and has gained momentum with new stalls arriving and a buzzing vibe from locals supporting them.
Coffee, music, cheese, olives, honey, mushrooms, juice, meat, beautiful organic bread from Organic Republic of Bondi - the list goes on.
Food to buy and eat there, offers everything from amazing spouted, organic breads and green smoothies; to succulent pulled pork rolls and melting Reuben sandwiches - enjoy with a coffee, sitting on milk crates, taking in the music and the social atmosphere.
My favourite is Hapi (Hapi by name, happy by nature) and Cathy's stall of home grown vegetables - organic and grown with love. The variety makes me feel like a kid in a candy store - it all depends on the season as to what will be there of course - for example though -
A whole range of kale and cavello nero, rainbow chard, dandelion leaves, purslane, chicory, mustard greens, round zucchini, beets, carrots of bright yellow and dark purple as good old orange - and they love to talk food, help and encourage people to try something new. The converts, and addicts (like me) are back week after week to fill our baskets.