Wursthaus Kitchen, Hobart

Wursthaus Kitchen ...

The Wursthaus Kitchen is one of Australia’s great gourmet food stores because it is run by people who have made food and wine their life.

We are a team of butchers, chefs, waiters and sommeliers – a dynamic combination of expertise that allows us to source and provide the best produce from Tasmania and around the world.

Our history

Wursthaus was established in 1985 as a local butcher, specialising in the making of traditional and innovative charcuterie and smallgoods. From humble beginnings it quickly outgrew its original Lenah Valley shop. The main retail store is now in Hobart’s Salamanca precinct. The manufacturing and wholesale business is based at Cambridge and there is a second retail store in Launceston.

Wursthaus Kitchen has expanded its product range to become more than just a deli/butchery. From foie gras, truffles, Joselitho Jamon and champagne, to Tasmanian saffron, King Island Black Angus beef, single-vineyard Pinot Noir and, of course, the humble sausage, the ‘wurst’ ! Wursthaus Kitchen has it all.

Peter Trioli

Owner Peter Trioli has worked in the food, hospitality and wine trade since 1975.

For four years he was based in Europe, with a stint at the Dorchester hotel in London, and also in Paris, working at the Sheraton Montparnasse and as head-waiter/sommelier at the Terminus restaurant of the Hotel Concorde, St. Lazar.

On returning to Australia Peter worked in Melbourne and Sydney with WIV, one of the country’s largest wine importing businesses, eventually becoming National Sales Manager.

In 2003, after 18 years with the group, Peter decided to go it alone and to buy the leading Tasmanian food and wine store, the Wursthaus Kitchen.

Peter’s aim is to maintain the reputation of Wursthaus as the premium showcase of Tasmanian produce, as well as providing his customers with the finest food and wine produce that the world has to offer.

“To be truly enjoyed, good food and wine should be unadulterated, true to its origin and of uncompromising quality.”

What others say ...

“Wursthaus, the Fauchon of Tassie”
~ The Daily Telegraph


One of the best known food shops in Paris, similar in stature to Fortnum & Mason in London, almost accorded national treasure status. Founded in 1886 by Auguste Fauchon, there are now many Fauchon stores in France, as well as worldwide, but the flagship store is located on the place de la Madeleine in the 8e arrondissement of Paris.

Seriously upscale in every way, Fauchon is the ideal place in which to pick up a gift for the foodie in your life (especially if that person happens to be you).

“Wursthaus Kitchen owner Peter Trioli is like a one-man culinary tour guide”
~ Vogue Entertaining & Travel
“Wursthaus Kitchen is a must visit establishment” ... more »
~ foodtourist.com

Review by foodtourist.com

Reviewers: Sue Dyson and Roger McShane

When foodies arrive in Tasmania, the first place they head for is the Wursthaus Kitchen. It is a showcase for the best of the State’s produce and for the value-added products produced on the premises.

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.

You will also find a wide range of Tasmania’s best wines, best produce and best food products. You will be able to buy Pyengana cheese or the fabulous Heidi gruyere, for example. Or you will find local saffron, Hill Farm Herbs’ jams and jellies, Pirates Bay pickled octopus, Ashbolt olive oil and many more. Among the local wine selection you will find hard-to-get labels such as Unavale from Flinders Island and the wonderful Meure’s wines from Birchs Bay as well as Apsley Gorge Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which are among Tasmania’s best.

But not only Tasmanian products are available. They also stock a good range of pastas, rice, olive oils, couscous and vinegars, often sourced from Simon Johnson. You can even buy the fabulous Joselito Gran Riserva jamon here. European wines are now available as well with some interesting labels from Italy, France and Spain incuding Romate sherry, Telmo Rodriguez's LZ, Dr Loosen Riesling and some smart Chablis wines offered at reasonable prices.

Wursthaus Kitchen is a must visit establishment.


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