Tar10's product range is gluten and preservative free and uses only the freshest Australian ingredients. We are passionate about our range and we really hope that you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed creating them.
Melanie & Harvey sold their very successful fashion business to their partners in 2007 and retreated to their beautiful farm in the quaint village of Gresford in the picturesque Hunter Valley Region of NSW, which is now home to “tar10”, and better known as one of Australia’s prime wine growing regions boasting world acclaim for the wines that are produced.
Encouraged by family & friends, the consummate cook and self confessed “foodie”, Melanie entered a selection of her locally grown, homemade produce into a local “Food and Wine Show” coming away with first prizes in all categories she entered, with accolades from the judges for the “best products in the show”!
Enthused by this success and with strong business acumen, Melanie saw a huge opportunity to share her gluten and preservative free condiments, (once reserved only for family & friends) with the world. With the help of her husband Harvey, they started to develop a marketing and sales strategy to get her products on the shelf for others to enjoy.
Whilst brainstorming with the family for a brand name and logo, “tar10” was born. A contemporary twist on Melanie’s proud Scottish heritage, and a play on words tartan or “tar10” as we are known, we used the family tartan, made a contemporary colour change and incorporated 10 lines of varying width both vertically and horizontally to represent the 10 to create our much loved brand.
Under this new brand, in 2010 Melanie entered some of her products into the prestigious “Sydney Royal Fine Food Show” competing against some of Australia’s best known producers, she walked away with 2 out of 3 awards, 2011 saw even further success with 5 out of 5 awards, she still remains astounded by this ongoing success.
2010 + 2011 Sydney Royal Bronze Medal. Sits beautifully with corned or roast beef, also it is wonderful tossed through a summer salad.
“Black Genoa” Fig Vinegar For salads with apple, cheese and nuts or use when pan frying chicken or pork.
A traditional American-style dressing for salads and as a sauce for steaks, schnitzel and calamari. Wonderful tossed through potato or egg salad.
2012 Royal Hobart Fine Foods Gold Medal A taste sensation drizzled over a strong cheddar or blue cheese. A must for any salad or with oil and crusty bread.
A wonderful addition to casseroles and sauces, also a tasty appetiser poured over cream cheese.
This rich, silky balsamic gives that special finish to all your salads.
Exotic spices from the Caribbean to compliment curries, ham poultry and pork.
A rich spicy chutney full of delicious fruit to enhance any cheeseboard.
A chilli spiced mayonnaise ready to serve with seafood and chicken or any salad that needs a "lift."
This is the hottest of our hot sauce range and needs to be used with utmost discretion.
Use this Hot Sticky Sauce as a marinade for Buffalo (chicken) Wings and Chicken Legs or just as a side dish.
This rich PerriPerri Chilli HOT sauce with added hickory smoke for all your meat dishes that need a hot spicy finish.
2012 Royal Hobart Fine Foods Bronze Medal A rich creamy dressing for all garden, potato and chicken salads. Also drizzle over steamed vegetables.
A wonderful Italian flavour to enhance cheese, fish and cold meats.
A tangy tropical dressing to enhance fresh prawns, seafood, chicken and all garden salads.
A traditional English Pub pickle with an Australian twist to serve with cheese, cold meats and crusty bread.
A refreshing fruit vinegar to dress pork, duck and game. Also a must with a pear and rocket salad or a baby spinach and fetta salad.
A perfect pantry standby for adding spice to Italian, Indian or Thai dishes.