24 Jun 2017, 3:37 p.m.
GUESTS were eating sheep cheeses, drinking local wine and cuddling lambs at an Allenview farm’s Scenic Rim Eat Local Week event.
Towri Sheep Cheese farm owner Carolyn Davidson welcomed more than 50 visitors to her property on Friday to Lunch with the Lambs.
Executive chef Cameron Matthews created several shared courses with Ms Davidson’s sheep cheeses, Kalfresh carrots and Witches Falls wines, to enjoy a taste of the region’s local produce.
Scenic Rim mayor Greg Christensen welcomed guests, including High Commissioner of Singapore Fook Seng Kwok and Senator James McGrath.
Mr Christensen also presented the special guests with an Eat Local book and a frame of the Scenic Rim before the lunch began.
Ms Davidson said she has been a part of Scenic Rim Local Week since the annual campaign began.
“We are a family of entertainers so we love inviting people into the farm and this is definitely one of our highlights of the year,” she said.
“It’s a great opportunity to showcase what Scenic Rim has to offer and it’s amazing how big the spectrum is of what there is here, from sheep cheesemaking to camel milk.”
Coming from a Merino wool breeding background, Ms Davidson said it was no surprise she opened her own sheep cheese farm in the Scenic Rim 12 years ago.
“I think sheep might be in our DNA – we can’t get enough of them,” she said.
“It took a while for people to get their heads around sheep cheeses but more and more people now are realising there’s more things out there than cow’s milk.”