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 Kangaroo Island Food  
                                                        
   What is so special about food from Kangaroo Island? Maybe it's because of the Island's unique location. Travelling due west, the next stop is Argentina - South America! Surrounded by sea, the Island enjoys a temperate climate under the influence of maritime breezes.

With limited industry, the Island remains a "clean-green" environment, untainted by the large scale development of more urban areas.

Many enterprising and far sighted Islanders have turned to alternative primary production from the traditional Kangaroo Island industries of wool, cereal cropping and fishing. The diverse and increasing range of produce, appeals to the most discerning food enthusiast.

Among the  collection of delights are the free-range poultry products. With a fox-free Island, the poultry is able to roam free ensuring big, meaty birds and true free range eggs. The reputation of free range, corn fed, Island poultry has seen recipes featured in the Australian Gourmet Traveller, and sees it featured on the menus of quality restaurants throughout Australia.

Naturally fresh seafood features prominently on the menus of the Island's many eating establishments. King George Whiting is one of the most popular and frequently requested dishes. Marron - a fresh water crayfish, is another speciality that has gained many fans. Simple to cook and serve, it has a fine taste and texture that appeals to all lovers of shell fish.

Other products made with great care and thought are the delicious jams, jellies, sauces and pickles. Many of these are made with local wild ingredients. Visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodation houses are often treated to locally made strawberry jam or, perhaps, native apple or currant jelly.



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Island Pure Sheep Dairy

  
                                         
 
Island Pure makes a beautiful sheep's milk yoghurt, which is absolutely wonderful - especially as a simple dessert - served with a dollop of Island Ligurian Honey. The Island's dairies produce some of the country's best cheese. Award winning Kangaroo Island Brie or Camembert make a delightful compliment to any meal or picnic. For a blissful entree, try the sheep's cheese, Haloumi - grilled with a squeeze of lemon juice or wild berries.

Sheep Milk Products are:   Highly nutritious, Premium quality, Easily digested, No preservitives       or additives, Traditionally European, Delicious and are known throughout the world for it'slow allergenic potential and unlike goats milk, it has no unpleasant odours or taints.


Natural Sheep Mil Yoghurt

Is produced from 100% sheep milk, packed with protein, calcium, iron, vitamin "B"group

"Island Honey" Yoghurt

Natural sheep milk yoghurt blended with Kangaroo Island honey. It has a thick creamy taste, with a fine smooth feel on the palate.

Ricotta Cheese

This deliceous low fat sheep milk Ricotta Cheese is unsalty and is widely used in cooking as a filling for Pasta and Pastry or in Cheesecakes. It is often eaten as a desert with fruit.

Kefalotiri Cheese

This Kefalotiri recipe originally came from Greece. Kefalotiri is a creamy sheep milk cheese and is delicious on the cheese-board or grated and used in cooking. It grills well and has a lovely after taste.

Manchego Cheese

This is a traditional Spanish recipe from the La Mancha Plains area in central Spain. Manchego is  deliceous on the cheese-board served with fruit. The flavour is full and mellow and the rich sheep's milk gives it a lovely after taste. Not surprising, this is Spain's most popular cheese and eaten in vast quantities.

Haloumi Cheese

Haloumi is manufactured to a recipe originating in Cyprus. This plain or mint flavoured cheese has been favoure for centuries by people originating from the Mediterranian region. Haloumi can be eaten plain or it is delicious sliced and grilled on the barbecue hot plate, for just a few minutes on either side, then served with a sqeeze of lemon, chilli plum sauce, cranberry sauce or a spicy dressing.

"Gourmet Feta" Cheese

Island Pure "Gourmet Feta" is made from pure pasturised 100% sheep milk. The cheese is stark white, crumbly, with a sharp, salty taste due to it having been cured in brine. It is excellent for salads, cooking, or just serve it on the cheese-board.



THE FACTS

The Milk %                   Sheep                        Goat                            Cow         

Total Solids                   18.27                          11.20                           12.10       

 Fat*                                6.69                           3.90                              3.50

 Protein                           5.60                           2.90                             3.40

Lactose                            4.84                           4.15                             4.53

 Calorific value/100g    102                            77                                 73

* 45% of fatty acids in whole sheep milk are mono or polyunsaturated

 

 Minerals                                 Sheep                          Goat                     Cow

 Calcium                                   162-259                       102-203                  110

 Sodium                                    41-132                          35-65                     58

 Iron                                          0.03-0.14                    0.19-0.48                0.36

 Zinc                                          0.47-1.20                     0.19-0.48                0.36

 
Viamins mg/1                       Sheep                          Goat                       Cow

 Riboflavin                              4.30                               1.40                        2.20

 Thiamin                                   1.20                              0.50                         0.50

 Nicotinic Acid                        5.40                               2.50                        1.00

 Panthothic Acid                     5.30                             3.60                         3.40

 B6                                            0.70                               0.60                        0.50

 Folic Acid                                0.054                            0.006                     0.052

B12                                            0.0098                          0.0007                    0.0027

Biotin                                       0.05                             0.04                         0,017

Cholestrol mg/100                11                                 10                              13 *

                   * E Renner " Milk Dairy Products in Human Nutrition"

 





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Clifford's Honey Farm            The Kangaroo Island Shop
                                            


Clifford's Honey Farm is 5.5 km south of Kingscote on Hundred Line Road.

The unusual name for this road comes from the fact that it precisely follows the boundary between the Hundreds of MacGillivray and Haines, part of the formal land division. This explains the lack of corners on this section of road!

The Honey Farm is a 600 hectare (1500 acre) sheep property operated by the Clifford family. The dramatic drop in wool price lead to the establishment of the Honey Farm in 1993. The Clifford's had always kept a few hives of the relatively gentle Ligurian bees but production has stepped up with the development of the honey farm to the point where over 10,000 kilograms of honey is produced annually.

Kangaroo Island is thought to be the only place in the world where a pure strain of the placid
Ligurian bee exists. The Clifford's offer free honey tastings of at least 3 varieties of honey plus the opportunity to purchase honey, locally made souvenirs and Jenny's famous honey ice cream! The tour of the honey room explains bee communication and social organisation, the process of honey production by the bees, collection and extraction by bee-keepers, and development of a range of other by-products.

 


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Restaurants on KI are increasingly using quality KI produce. To serve you better, dining reservations are recommended.



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The Liurian Bee Story

Before the 1880's there were no honeybees on Kangaroo Island. When importations were made between 1881 and 1885, the intention was for them to breed up and provide a future source of purebred queen bees for the beekeeping industry. These bees oiginated from Liguria in Italy and so are known as Ligurian Bees.

In 1885 the South Australian Government proclaimed Kangaroo Island to be a bee sancturary for these bees and no more importations would be permitted. So today, we believe that Kangaroo Island is the only place in the world where pure strains of the Ligurian bee can be found, as the island is out of range of bee flight from the mainland.

The Ligurian bee is renowned for being a gentle strain of bee and can produce an excellent range of honey flavours, high in quality and quantity. Honey from Kangaroo Island is produced from many varieties of native eucalyptus, Tea trees, Bottlebrush and bansia trees as well as introduced trees, shrubs and plants like canola.

The different flavours of honey are acheived by moving the hives into areas as different species come into bloom. Honey can be harvested at approximately 3 week intervals and hives are moved every 6 to 8 weeks.

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Visitors can easily reach Kangaroo Island by sea or air.
 
 

A short 30 minute flight from Adelaide brings visitors to Kingscote Airport. The airport is located 13 km from Kingscote. Transport is available, but arrangements should be made at the time of booking.

Ferries operate from Cape Jervis on the mainland to Penneshaw. Coach connections are available between Adelaide and Cape Jervis, and Penneshaw and Kingscote. Bookings are required for ferry and coach connections.

BY AIR
 
REGIONAL EXPRESS AIRLINES
 
Operates from Adelaide Airport
 
Reservations:
 13 17 13

 
 
Email:
 
customersupport@regionalexpress.com.au
 
Website:
 
http://www.regionalexpress.com.au


 
 


BY SEA
KANGAROO ISLAND SEALINK


Operates the new Sealion 2000 and Island Navigator, two large ocean-going, vehicle and passenger ferries between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw. Four departures daily (additional services during peak times). Travelling time is a comfortable forty minutes (Sealion 2000) to one hour (Island Navigator). Coach connections are available from Adelaide to Cape Jervis, and Penneshaw to American River and Kingscote.

Reservations:
 13 13 01
 
Fax:
 (08) 8202 8666
 
Email:
 
bookings@sealink.com.au
 
Website:
 
http://www.sealink.com.au
 


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GETTING AROUND                           The Kangaroo Island Shop

                                                                        

You can bring your vehicle from the mainland by KI Sealink ferry or you can hire a vehicle from Kingscote, Penneshaw or the Airport. Four wheel drive vehicles are not necessary - with care, you can enjoy all the Island has to offer in a car.  

  

There are a range of options available to tour the Island with some-one else doing the driving.

Coach tours are available, or alternatively more personalised 4WD tours can be arranged. Most tours will pick-up from your accommodation or the airport.

For those with determination and energy, biking or hiking can be considered, but this should not be considered lightly.

The island is large (155 km long) and careful assessment of your fitness level and equipment should be made.

Roads

There are nearly 1600 km of roads on the Island. The major roads between Penneshaw, American River, Kingscote and Parndana are sealed, as is the road to Seal Bay and Vivonne Bay. Work is in progress to upgrade the roads to the western end of the Island.

Many of the roads are unsealed, and require reduced speed and caution - particularly on corners, and when approaching other traffic. These roads are constructed of ironstone, which is a loose floating material that tends to build up on corners, requiring more moderate steering and braking. Just because the roads appear empty, do not stop in the middle of the road, especially around a bend, there is someone coming behind you.

Fuel

If you start out with a full tank, there should be no need to obtain more fuel for your journey, but it is a good idea to obtain fuel whenever possible if you are spending some time on the Island.

Fuel is available from Kingscote, American River, Island Beach, Penneshaw, Parndana, Vivonne Bay and Tandanya. LPG is available at Kingscote, Penneshaw and Parndana.

Road Courtesy

People drive at different speeds - based on their ability, safety comfort zone or desire to see the Island at a relaxed pace.

Please give consideration to other road users - keep left and allow faster moving traffic through.

Wildlife

Our wildlife is precious, protected, and active at night! Native animals are blinded by bright light. Slow down, dip your lights, and take the time to observe the wildlife.

Public Transport

There is no public transport system or taxi service on the Island, but shuttle services are available from the airport and Penneshaw ferry terminal to Kingscote. Contact transport operators for details.



 

 
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