food

Top 10 cheesemaking regions in Australia

History & Culture

Each Australian annually consumes an average of more than 14kg of cheese. So, it’s fortunate that each year we produce about 344,000 tonnes of it – from traditional hard cheddars to soft, creamy bries and everything in between.

The best cakes from the Threatened Species Bake Off

Wildlife

To celebrate Threatened Species Day this Thursday the TS Commissioner, Greg Andrews is holding a bake off with a twist— all baked goods must be of your favourite threatened species. Greg will be judging entries alongside Dr Bec West from UNSW and Annabel Crabb. Entries close this Thursday.

Native crops of the future

Science & Environment

There are more than 6000 edible plants in Australia not widely used for food today. Many of these would consume less water and fertiliser than currently cultivated species. Australian Geographic thanks the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney.