Discover the unique tastes, flavours and textures of honey, with over 50 different flavours available at the Melita Honey Farm. Located in the historic village of Chudleigh (halfway between Deloraine and Mole Creek), visitors can take a journey of discovery into the fascinating world of the bee and the honey she produces. Explore the secrets of the hive, with audio-visual and interactive displays. A feature is the glass beehive and large viewing window. Watch the bees busily producing honey, try to spot the Queen and possibly even marvel at a newly born bee hatching from its cell – all from behind the safety of the glass.
Tasmania is home to the iconic Leatherwood Honey – honey made from the Leatherwood trees that are unique to the temperate rainforests of the Tasmanian wilderness. Leatherwood honey tingles in the mouth and has a complex floral flavour, with hints of candied and caramelised citrus fruits. Notes of fresh rosemary and lavender and a distinctively unique musky aroma come through as you experience Leatherwood Honey’s gritty, tannic texture.
In addition to Leatherwood honey there are over 50 different honeys available, from single-origin honeys to indulgent gourmet delights like the rich Honey Chocolate Paste. For something a little different, try the Red Chilli Honey – drizzled over slices of fresh pear, or a wedge of soft brie.
Melita Honey Farm also produces eight different kinds of delicious honey nougat. Crunchy roasted hazelnuts are set in a dark chocolate nougat, dried cranberries in a soft vanilla nougat, with crunchy almonds and pistachios.
Not only does Melita Honey Farm have the widest range of honey available anywhere, but you will find a unique range of honeybee related giftware, honey-based skincare, beeswax candles, honey mead and health boosting Manuka honey.
Entry to Melita Honey Farm is free, as are the tastings and before you leave, make sure you try one of the delicious honey ice creams. Open Sunday to Friday. Closed Saturday.
Images courtesy of Melita Honey Farm.
Melita Honey Farm
39 Sorell Street, Chudleigh 7304
Tel: +613 6363 6160