Saturday, 20 August 2016

Fat Pig Farm ready to make its debut

After many trials and tribulations, delays caused by bureaucracy and one successful test run, the Fat Pig Farm in Tasmania has finally been unveiled to the public. 


The long-held dream of Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans and his partner Sadie Chrestman made its debut when it hosted a rustic feast paired with pinot noir wines from two leading Tasmanian producers: Pooleys and Sailor Seeks Horse.

That event will be followed by regular Friday Feasts at the farm, with input from Evans' SBS television series cohorts in Nick Haddow, Ross O'Meara and cookbook author Michelle Crawford. 

I got a sneak peek at the Fat Pig Farm, high on a hill overlooking the Huon River in Tasmania's deep south, a couple of weeks ago. 

While some rough edges still needed smoothing out it was clear that it is going to be a spectacular spot to learn about rural lifestyles and eating the pork, beef, herbs and vegetables that Evans farms on the property. 

The cooking school, too, looks like it will be a spectacular success, also featuring ingredients from the couple's gardens and paddocks



Evans and Chrestman have put in a mighty amount of work since switching from the smaller Puggle Farm (made famous by the Gourmet Farmer TV series) to the larger Fat Pig Farm. 

Having been fortunate to sample much of their delicious meat and produce, I have no doubt the venture will be a huge success.
  
To book, or for information on Fat Pig Farm's Friday Feasts, Haddow's cheese-making classes or O'Meara's sausage workshops, go to www.fatpig.farm or ring 
0415 168 285. 
      

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