Jindi claims gold at World Cheese Awards

Posted by James Ferre on 28th October 2009

Located in the Victorian dairy belt, Jindi Cheese, the largest private Australian-owned specialty cheese maker received international acclaim last week, winning four gold medals at the prestigious annual Guild of Fine Food World Cheese Awards.

Jindi Old Telegraph Road Brie collected the highest accolade taking out the only gold medal awarded in the Brie category; the new Jindi Reserve Blue took another; while the also recently launched, Jindi Rustic Brie (washed rind) enjoyed gold status twice.

“The results are enormously satisfying,” says Normandy-born Franck Beaurain, veteran cheese artisan who joined Jindi early this year to run the new white and blue mould state-of-the-art facilities. “A particularly incredible feat is that our Brie, produced in a small rural Australian town, beat the European entries.”

“This recognition fuels our enthusiasm to keep innovating.”

The Guild of Fine Food World Cheese Awards is the world’s largest cheese competition with nearly 2,500 entries sampled by 150 judges from 24 countries, including Australia. The 140 cheeses given gold awards were then tasted a second time by an international jury of 13 experts from 10 countries.