Producers to showcase Scenic Rim at South Bank's Regional Flavours food and wine festival

LOCAL PRODUCE: Summer Land Camels opened its gates to visitors including Evelyn Redmond, 8, during Eat Local Week.
LOCAL PRODUCE: Summer Land Camels opened its gates to visitors including Evelyn Redmond, 8, during Eat Local Week.

LOCAL farmers and businesses will showcase the tastes of the Scenic Rim at Regional Flavours food and wine festival at South Bank this weekend.

Australia's largest free food event will return to Brisbane on July 20 and 21 for its 11th year.

Regional Flavours comes after the success of Eat Local Week, which highlighted the farmers of the Scenic Rim through a program of festivals, farm gate events and other culinary experiences.

Among the local businesses showcasing their goods at Regional Flavours will be Boonah's Ants Fruit Market and Valley Pride Produce, as well as O'Reilly's Vineyard in Canungra Valley.

Highlighting the Scenic Rim's dairy industry will be Allenview's Towri Sheep Cheeses and Summer Land Camels from Harrisville.

Fresh produce and goods from Smithbees, Greenlee Farm, Kooroomba Gully and Fassifern Valley Foods will also be on display.

Long lunch at O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard. Photo: Susie Cunningham

Long lunch at O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard. Photo: Susie Cunningham

Summer Land Camel Farm co-founder Jeff Flood said he was grateful for the opportunity to bring attention to the region.

"The Scenic Rim is the food and beverage bowl of Queensland," he said.

"We've got some of the most fertile soil in the southern hemisphere. Regional Flavours gives us the chance to entice people in Brisbane to the area we know and love.

"Anything that brings people out here is good for all the local businesses and farms."

Among Mr Flood's offerings are Persian fetta, halloumi, fromage blanc and cheddar, as well as camel milk gelato and chocolate.

More than 80 stallholders from 17 different regions will set up at South Bank Parklands for the festival.

The weekend-long program will feature cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs and industry experts, pop-up food stalls, food innovation talks and live music.

Among the star-studded line-up will be MasterChef Australia judges Matt Preston, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan and alumni Justine Schofield, Poh Ling Yeow, Reynold Poernomo, Matt Sinclair and Dan Churchill.

The Living Room's Miguel Maestre and Regional Flavours ambassadors Magdalena Roze, Javier Codina, Alastair McLeod, Bruno Loubet and Georgia Barnes will also attend the event.

Regional Flavours will be held at South Bank from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21.