The top 18 dairy products in Australia have been revealed at the 2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards.
The 2018 Grand Champion Cheese went to Melbourne’s Montefiore Cheese for its “soft and sweet” Ovoline.
Sydney-based Pure Gelato scooped up the 2018 Grand Champion Dairy Product for its Salted Pistachio Gelato, which impressed judges with its “texture and rich pistachio flavour, complemented by a hint of salt”.
While the judges had the pleasure of deciding on the winning categories, the Australian public was also invited to vote for its favourite Australian dairy product. The 2018 People’s Choice Award went to The Yoghurt Shop’s Passionately Passionfruit Yoghurt after more than 13,179 votes were cast.
Convener of the Australian Grand Dairy Awards Amanda Menegazzo said: “The awards are the crème de la crème of dairy and a fantastic opportunity for local farmers and producers to be recognised on a national scale for their talent, hard work and for making a positive contribution to the dairy industry.
“The calibre of our 2018 Champion products is testament to our dedicated dairy producers and the one incredible ingredient all these products have in common – Australian milk. Keep your eyes peeled for our blue and gold Champion and Grand Champion medal on packaging and experience Australia’s finest.”
Established in 1999, the yearly Australian Grand Dairy Awards recognise and reward Australia’s top dairy producers and their expert craftsmanship across 18 product categories. In a rigorous judging process, 22 dairy experts sampled hundreds of gold-medal-winning products to crown their champions.
To view the full list visit: 2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards Champions and Grand Champions