A Hidden Secret is based in Maude and is a family company created to address the need for imaginative, tasty and healthy vegetarian foods. We have been awarded accreditation to the Victorian Farmers' Market Association, this means that we produce the goods that are available at our stall and have passed the rigorous process of the Accreditation Program, including the point that the ingredients we source for our products must be grown/made within 100 km of our kitchen.
We produce vegetarian tarts and meals which are filled to the brim with fresh, locally sourced organic fruit and vegetables (from an organically certified farm in Napoleons near Ballarat), free-range eggs and Meredith Dairy cheeses and yogurts. The pastry in our tarts is home-made using only Warrnambool butter.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our foods, and over the past year we have become well known for our delicious sweet and savoury vegetarian tarts and have built up quite a following of dedicated regulars at the numerous Farmers Markets that we attend at weekends, including Torquay, Bannockburn, Templestowe, Maldon, Essendon, Geelong, Williamstown, Sandringham, Newtown, Monash, Ballarat (Lake Side), Castlemaine, Daylesford, Trentham, Kyneton and Talbot. We also attend food and wine festivals and have recently had very successful weekends at the Taste Ballarat Food & Wine Festival, Lara Food & Wine Festival, the Grampians Grape Escape and the Lake House Producer's Day at Daylesford, and will be attending the Glenlyon Food & Wine Fayre and Chocolate Rush.
Being vegetarian for over 40 years, we know how difficult it is to find delicious and tasty food, which is guaranteed to contain only 100% vegetarian products, so we decided to make it ourselves! The cheeses that we use are made from non animal rennet and we use butter in our pastry. We do not use any additives or preservatives and absolutely no food colourings. Our products are also made in a kitchen which has never had any meat or fish products cooked in it.
To whet your appetite our food range consists of savoury tarts, vegetarian lasagna, posh macaroni, leek & fennel casserole, rumble-de-thumps and beautiful varied fruit frangipane tarts, Tzatziki and mushroom pate. Our beetroot relish, tomato relish, piccalilli and good old fashioned lemon curd are gluten free. For further information on Hidden Secret and our produce please visit our website.
The Hidden Secret products have been made to complement the Meredith Dairy produce in answer to many questions from the public as to what they could do with goat cheese/sheep milk yogurt. Our relishes also very much complement the cheeses, so much so that many comment on them being 'a match made in heaven' or 'simply divine together'. (more)
Vegetarian Food. Meredith Dairy Cheese.