Growlers Cafe, Torquay, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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Local produce

Tempt your tastebuds with a fine selection of local produce such as freshly caught seafood, gourmet cheeses and luscious hand-picked berries.

Gourmet cheeses
Sample delicious local cheeses from selected producers such as Apostle Whey, Timboon and Meredith cheeses. Pat the goats and learn about the process in the rustic farm environment at Drysdale Cheeses. Visit Cheeseworld just outside Warrnambool, or the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery to pick up local cheeses and other region produced fare.

Ocean catch
Visit the local fishing cooperatives beside the wharfs at Queenscliff and Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula or Apollo Bay and Port Campbell along the Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy and Portland and purchase fresh seafood from the daily catch.

Portarlington is the mussel farming capital of Australia and the home of the Portarlington Mussel Festival in January, so get your fill while you're in town. Pick up fresh mussels from Advance Mussel Supply and down at the Portarlington Pier on weekends.

Berries and tomatoes
Head inland and pick your own berries from farms near Colac, Gellibrand, Deans Marsh, Heywood and the Bellarine Peninsula. Some of the best berry-picking farms include Tuckerberry Hill, Wallington Strawberries, Gentle Annie Berry Gardens, Pennyroyal Raspberries and Shoebridge Blueberries but be sure to check for the best season.

Get your fill of cherry, truss, roma and round tomatoes at Lonsdale Tomato Farm on the Bellarine and stock up on lettuce and herbs while you're there.

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Fresh Fruit

Anglesea Fruitz

Anglesea

Anglesea Fruitz is a fruit, vegetable and gourmet food store on Victoria's Great Ocean Road. They pride themselves on stocking organic and...

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The Week Away

The Food Purveyor

South Geelong

The Food Purveyor brings together a collection of exquisite, regional foods made by incredible artisans and small-scale food and wine producers....

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Drysdale Cheeses

Bellarine

Introducing Drysdale Cheeses, the first commercial goat cheese manufacturer on the Bellarine Peninsula. Registered in December 2005, Drysdale Cheeses...

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Gentle Annie Berry Gardens

Gentle Annie Berry Gardens

Deans Marsh

Wander the farm picking berries and orchard fruit, drop in for lunch or afternoon tea, and stock up on jams, chutneys and sorbets in the produce shop.

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Cheese Tasting

Cheese World and Museum

Allansford

Cheese World promotes the local dairy industry through offering tastings and sales of award winning cheddar cheeses produced across the road at the...

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Moorabool Valley Chocolate

Batesford

Moorabool Valley Chocolate is a small family-owned business. The chocolates are carefully hand-made in the new chocolate kitchen attached to an...

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Piknik

Piknik

Swan bay

Piknik is a unique café & store in a converted roadhouse in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. Piknik is dedicated to providing high quality...

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Ravens Creek Farm

Ravens Creek Farm

Moriac

Ravens Creek Farm is a truly unique farm shop and cafe with pick-your-own berries. Visit Ravens Creek Farm to experience how a real farm works, try...

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Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Queenscliff

Queenscliff

Officially judged Australia's Best Pie Maker 2013, Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Queenscliff has taken the 'humble meat pie' to new heights. The famous...

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The Lighthouse Olive Mill Shop

The Lighthouse Olive Mill Shop

Drysdale

The Lighthouse Olive Mill Shop is nestled amongst 11,000 trees grown on 165 acres, the largest olive grove on The Bellarine. Lighthouse Extra Virgin...

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Food & wine

Great Ocean Road