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Roadtrip #2 – South Australia

July 6, 2013

South Australia is for FOODIES!!! The area around Adelaide is renowned for good food and home to one of the best wines of Australia. So this part of our trip turned into a tasting journey of local produces of the region and we loved it. We drove through magnificent and absolutely beautiful vineyards such as McLaren Vale (awesome Muscat and Pinot Gris) and the famous Barossa Valley (very good Shiraz). Alone the drive through the valley was worth the trip. Though the grapes have been already harvested there were a few leaves left which tinted everything in an awesome colourful autumn landscape. We tasted delicious olives and olive oils, coffees, chocolate, sweet treats, nuts and dried fruits and not to miss cheese. Holy cow, we had awesome cheeses!!! I remember having had very good Cheddars and Yogurt made from Jersey milk, yummie. We had a Monet cheese, a beautiful soft goat’s cheese covered in colorful blossoms, it looked indeed like a painting. The Central Market in Adelaide had good cheese shops too, offering samples, but none of the cheeses has knocked me off as the Shaw River Annie Baxter Buffalo Cheddar from the shop “Charcuterie”. The cheese looked so boring, white and bland when I first was shown it but then in my mouth … the only thing I could say was “Please can I buy that piece?” Can’t describe it with words. Just extraordinary!!! Again, as a Celiac I was in heaven here, had a freshly baked poppy seed roll, unforgettable!

Stopping at Hahndorf was a must, not only because it’s Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement but also because – from a German’s view – it’s so funny to see how an entire town has been turned into a German attraction, you can buy almost any German product you could possibly want, of course butchers, bakeries and Gasthäuser playing embarrassing “Volksmusik”.

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