Wursthaus Kitchen – Introduction
The Wursthaus Kitchen just off Hobart’s Salamanca Place is a showcase for the best of the state’s produce and for the value-added products produced both on the premises and at the Wursthaus production facility at Cambridge.
The Wursthaus was first created in a small shop in Carlton Street in New Town by Gerry, Mark, Mike and Ray who all had backgrounds in butchery. The shop became so successful that it was eventually bought by Peter Trioli in 1983 and moved to Salamanca as The Wursthaus Kitchen, where it has operated from ever since.
The range of pre-prepared dishes is impressive. In winter you will find cassoulet, lamb shanks, Turkish lamb or osso bucco. Simply take them home and put them in the oven. They also sell filled bread rolls and sandwiches for the busy lunch trade.
You will also find a wide range of Tasmania’s and Europe’s best wines, as well as local, interstate and overseas food products.
You will be able to buy Pyengana cheese or the well-known Heidi gruyere, for example. Or you will find local saffron, Woodbridge Smokehouse smoked ocean trout, Pirates Bay pickled octopus, Ashbolt olive oil, Kindred Organics Rolled Oats and the much-praised Shima Wasabi and much more.
There is also a good fresh meat section where you can buy Cape Grim beef, Flinders Island lamb (the meat benefits from the high quantity of salt in the pastures here) and Huon Valley Berkshires pork products (we particularly enjoy cooking the pork shoulders from this producer).
There are also Nicholls Ethical chickens, Stellyfield ducks from Evandale, fresh Rannoch quail and their long-famous range of freshly-made sausages which includes lamb and rosemary, pork chiplotas, merguez, Tuscany pork and Duck and Pistachio. The smoked eel from the Wursthaus is also an excellent product.
Non-meat products include Meander Valley butter and related products, Ashgrove Full Cream milk, Shima wasabi, Evandale Estate olive oil (and many more from Tasmania), Coaldale walnuts and Tasmanian Black Garlic to name just a few.
But it is not only Tasmanian products that are available. They also stock a good range of pastas, rice, olive oils, couscous and vinegars from Europe.
If you are into chocolates then the offerings from local maker The Cat’s Tongue Chocolatiers are beautiful and the range from Koko Black in Melbourne is equally tempting. They also stock Nostimo handmade pasta which is a very good product
Wursthaus Kitchen is a must visit establishment. You can read more about it on their Website:
Street: 1 Montpelier Retreat
Town/Suburb: Hobart, 7000
Phone number: +61 3 6224 0644
Opening hours: Daily