Lenah is a specialist producer of Tasmanian indigenous meat products, specifically wallaby and possum.
Tasmania is the only state in Australia where it is legal to harvest wallaby. We established this new Indigenous meats industry in 1993. We were the first people to harvest and process wallaby and market it to the restaurant trade. ‘Lenah’ is actually an Aboriginal name for the wallaby we process. Lenah wallaby has gained a reputation amongst Australia’s finest chefs as the ‘veal of kangaroo’. It has a light colour, a sweet flavour and fine texture. Stringent quality control ensures that Lenah Wallaby truly earns its reputation as one of nature’s finest meats.
Lenah harvests its wallaby from some of Tasmania’s best grazing land, thus the meat has a consistent and mild flavour. In addition Lenah has developed systems to ensure that only product from young animals is used for our first grade cuts; the rest being made into smallgoods. This helps guarantee a consistently high quality, tender product.
Lenah Wallaby is sold in every state and territory in Australia. It has featured on many of Australia’s most famous menus and has more than once won the Delicious magazine gong for the best meat product out of Tasmania. It is also available in supermarkets throughout Tasmania and increasingly on the Mainland. John is fond of claiming that wallaby has been the red meat of choice amongst the discerning Tasmanian dining public for 40,000 years. It’s only the last 100 years or so that there’s been a bit of a hiccup in it’s marketing program and he reckons Lenah is well on the way to turning that around.
When prepared in Anglo style dishes possum has a flavour not dissimilar to rabbit. Several of Australia’s top chefs have used possum and their recipes have been featured in Gourmet Traveller Magazine.
OTHER GAME PRODUCTS
Lenah processes wild harvest venison, rabbits and hare. A strong focus on quality of products and service has seen Lenah mature into a significant player and multi award winning business.