Dairy Product Awards celebrate the pinnacle of Australian produce

Posted by James Ferre on 27th May 2009

The Dairy Industry Association of Australia has praised the leading firms in the dairy sector with the announcement of the winners of the annual Australian Dairy Product Awards.

The winner of the DTS Food Laboratories Award for ‘most outstanding food exhibit’ was National Foods, with their Kind Island ‘Dairy Stormy’ Rind cheese. While the NAB Agribusiness Trophy, for the most successful exhibitor, went to Sublime Gelato.

Other major winners were Haigh’s in the chocolate division, National Foods in the non bovine and cheese sections, Sublime Gelato in the ice cream section, Bulla for their yoghurt, Dairy Farmers in the cream and liquid product divisions, Bannister Downs Dairy Company for their flavoured milk, Fonterra in the dried milk/whey section and Bega in the butter category.

Judged by industry experts from a range of backgrounds, the Dairy Product Awards recognise technical merit of products within the range of dairy categories. Conducted in laboratories at Food Science Australia, all entries go through a rigorous testing and tasting procedure before the medals are awarded.

Melbourne-based ice-cream makers Trampoline was delighted to be among those in the awards, with their Berry Pav, Lamington, Violet Rumble, Bikkie Break and Gogo Cake products all taking home medals at the event.

Grant Crothers, co-founder and CEO of Trampoline, said that innovation and high quality ingredients sourced from leading dairy suppliers were the hallmarks of success for ice cream firms.

“The quality we are able to deliver to every customer every day is unparalleled as each store churns every batch every day. We only use fresh milk and cream and go to a hell of a lot of trouble to source the best natural ingredients and it’s great that the judges have recognised the end result,” he said.

The full list of award winners can be found by clicking here.