Shima Wasabi Pty Ltd
Shima Wasabi is a small and innovative food producing company located in northwest Tasmania. The company grows and markets pure Japanese wasabi (Wasabia japonica) and currently supplies over 80 of Australia’s leading restaurants with premium grade fresh wasabi products every week of the year.
Shima Wasabi also produces 100% pure wasabi spices for food manufacturers. These concentrated spices are used by customers in Australia, Asia and Europe in an ever-expanding range of food products including Ashgrove Cheese’s famous Wild Wasabi Cheese and Brand Tasmania Ambassador Tetsuya Wakuda’s Tasmanian Wasabi Mustard.
In 2013 Shima Wasabi launched a Pure Wasabi Powder for retail sale to home food enthusiasts, making it one of the very few companies worldwide able to offer 100% pure, authentic wasabi for home use.
Shima Wasabi produces all its wasabi on their own farm in the pristine Tasmanian environment. Using rainwater captured on site and fed via a unique hydroponic production system, the business’ fresh wasabi is said to rival the very best wasabi produced in Japan.
In 2012 the company invested $1.5 million in a new state-of-the-art climate-controlled shadehouse, tripling its production capacity and making Shima Wasabi the largest producer of authentic Japanese wasabi in the southern hemisphere.
Shima Wasabi was named Australian Micro Business of the Year 2012 at the Telstra Australian Business Awards and also was awarded the prestigious ABC Delicious Magazine award for best Australian food product “From the Earth” in 2011.