The Gourmet Potato

The Gourmet Potato - Wentworth Hill & Roberta Muir
Who doesn’t love a good spud? They’re one of life’s simple pleasures and so versatile! Wentworth & Annette Hill of The Gourmet Potato bring the best heirloom potatoes to market according to some of Australia’s top chefs and the judges of the delicious Produce Awards, who named them Producer of the Year. Neil Perry calls them “the best potato in Australia,” and that’s good enough for me!
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Catch Annette or Wentworth at Carriageworks Market every Saturday to get your hands on some of their gorgeous potatoes.
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I use potatoes from The Gourmet Potato in all sorts of dishes across a wide range of cuisines, as sides, in soups, even in bread!
Scroll down to see some of my recipe videos using The Gourmet Potato’s potatoes.

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Caldo Verde w/ Choriço
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Caldo Verde

Portugal’s most popular soup, caldo verde is a simple, delicious potato and cabbage mix flavoured with smoked chouriço. I love The Gourmet Potato’s Queen May in this traditional dish.

Sardinian Potato Bread (Cozzula Modizossa)
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Sardinian Potato Bread

These simple little Sardinian rolls are delicious, keep for days and reheat really well. The Gourmet Potato’s Dutch creams are perfect in this simple recipe.

Potato Salad using The Gourmet Potato
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Potato Salad

Potato salad is my go-to dish for picnics, barbecues, any gathering. It’s delicious with virtually everything, especially when it’s made with The Gourmet Potato’s waxy kipfler potatoes.

Vichyssoise (Potato & Leek Soup)


Good potatoes thicken and enrich soups. Sometimes they're the star (think classic vichyssoise), other times a support act, but always adding beautiful flavour.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes using The Gourmet Potato


Steamed, roasted, fried or mashed, aren't potatoes everybody's favourite side dish? They partner well so well with herbs, oils and fat and are great in salads too!

Potato Focaccia with The Gourmet Potato


Potatoes are key in some of my favourite starters: atop focaccia, in pastas like gnocchi, tapas such as patatas bravas and dips including garlicky skordalia.

Potato & Fontina Tarts with Smoked Eel - Northern Italian Cheeses


Potatoes are a great base for healthy main courses. They add body to casseroles, texture to savoury tarts and are the classic topping for shepherd's pie.

Meet Wentworth & Annette Hill

Q&A with Wentworth & Annette Hill

Why are heirloom potato varieties better?

Nature creates something tasty and nutritious, then modern agriculture breeds out flavour and nutrients in favour of standardisation and durability. These potatoes have their own unique flavour as well as fabulous colour and texture; they’re the star of a meal, not just a side dish.

Why do The Gourmet Potato's potatoes taste better than any others? What makes The Gourmet Potato potatoes the best?

Apart from the natural flavour of the heirloom varieties, they’re grown in basalt soil that’s rich in organic matter in a cool climate with good rainfall. Robertson, in the Southern Highlands of NSW, where they’re grown is over 700 metres above sea level which gives very clean air plus cold nights and warm days, which potatoes love.

What makes a potato waxy or floury?

All potatoes contain starch and there are two different forms of starch. Waxy potatoes (like kipflers) contain one form and floury (or fluffy) potatoes (such as xx) contain the other form of starch. Some potatoes (like xx) contain both types and are great all rounders.

Can you eat potatoes that have started to sprout?

Potatoes that haven’t been sprayed with chemicals to prolong their shelf life will develop sprouts as they mature, they also develop more flavour at this time. They’re vital, living foods that are perfectly good to eat. Just break the sprouts off and cook as normal. However don’t eat green potatoes.

What’s the best way to store potatoes?

We recommend storing our potatoes in their boxes in a cool, dark place (7°-10°C) with good air circulation. Leave the dirt on them until you’re ready to cook them, it helps them retain moisture so they don’t dry out and soften and also helps protect their nutrients.

Should you store potatoes in the fridge? Can you refrigerate potatoes?

You can store potatoes in their box in the crisper of the fridge provided you aren’t planning on using them to make chips; the cold affects the starch causing a sugar spike which stops them crisping up properly when fried.

Where can I buy The Gourmet Potato potatoes? Who sells The Gourmet Potato? Who sells heirloom potatoes?

Harris Farm Markets carry a range of potatoes from The Gourmet Potato.

What nutrients are found in potatoes?

Our potatoes are rich in vitamins C, B6 and B3, plus essential minerals copper, potassium, phosphorous and manganese.

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