Bringing black garlic into the light

September 11, 2019 BY

Black garlic from Springmount Fine Foods pairs amazingly with cheeses and meats.

In 2010 Brett and Carmel Masterson saw black garlic for the first time when it was served on MasterChef

FIVE years later they created Springmount Fine Foods and have now supplied the Masterchef kitchen with their premium black garlic for the past two years.

Springmount Fine Foods’ black garlic is patiently aged in an oven for 40 days.

You’d be forgiven if you had never heard of black garlic as it is a relatively new product in the gourmet food world, but it has gained amazing popularity over the last couple of years. It has a soft sticky texture with a complex sweet yet savoury umami flavour and pairs perfectly with cheese, meats and even desserts.

In their short time in business, Springmount Fine Foods has won a host of medals for their sauces, vinaigrettes, fruit pastes and of course their black garlic. Just last week they picked up the ultimate prize by winning the 2019 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Award for the Eat Drink West category.

You will find their products in specialty stores and wineries across the region or at one of the many food and wine festivals throughout Victoria where they also sell their famous Strawberry Pearls for Champagne. They also feature on menus at some of the top restaurants and caterers in the Daylesford and Ballarat area.