Dairy and meat winners announced at the Royal Melbourne Show

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 27th September 2012

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has announced its fine food winners, with Red Hill Cheese taking out the Best Victorian Product award.

Red Hill Cheese’s “Mountain Goat Blue” beat 33 other award winners in all categories from Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia. Red Hill Cheese were also the winners of the champion Sheep, Goat and Buffalo cheese titles.

The announcement of Red Hill Cheese’s win comes as a honourable achievement for VIC as there has been so much hype over the cheese industry in Tasmania of recent. Australian food news reported earlier in the week about foreign investors from China taking great interest in the TAS dairy industry.

Awards were presented for champion large beef producer and champion small lamb producer, as well as awards for excellence in the delicatessen category including champion delicatessen, champion smallgoods and champion uncooked sausage.

Tasmania took out a number of dairy titles during the awards. The dairy and meat section winners of the annual Royal Melbourne Show Fine Food Awards include the following:

CHAMPION BUTTER: Fonterra Australia – Spreyton, Duck River Premium 500g Butter

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CHAMPION FRESH CHEESE: Florida Cheese Pty Ltd, Vannella Byrrata

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CHAMPION MOULD SURFACE RIPENED CHEESE: Lion Dairy & Drinks – Burnie,

Tasmanian Heritage White Pearl

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CHAMPION SOFT WASHED RIND CHEESE: King Island Dairy, Stormy

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CHAMPION BLUE CHEESE: Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese, Tarwin Blue

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CHAMPION SEMI HARD AND EYE CHEESE: Lion Dairy & Drinks – Burnie, Heidi Farm

Raclette

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CHAMPION CHEDDAR: Lion Dairy & Drinks – Allansford, Cracker Barrel Special Reserve

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CHAMPION HARD CHEESE: Mamma Lucia Pecorino Romano, The Provedore Group

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CHAMPION YOGHURT: Melbourne Convention And Exhibition Centre, Vanilla Yoghurt

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CHAMPION CREAM: Bulla Dairy Foods, Bulla 35% Thick Cup Cream

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CHAMPION MILK: Elgaar, Elgaar Organic Cream-On-Top Milk

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CHAMPION SHEEP, GOAT AND BUFFALO CHEESE: Red Hill Cheese, Red Hill Cheese

“Mountain Goat Blue”

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CHAMPION SHEEP, GOAT AND BUFFALO MILK: Drysdale Cheeses, Drysdale Cheeses

BRANDED BEEF

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CHAMPION LARGE BEEF PRODUCER: Certified Australian Angus Beef Pty Ltd, T&R

Pastoral Certified Australian Angus Beef

 

BRANDED LAMB

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CHAMPION SMALL LAMB PRODUCER: Lyndale Park Texel, Lyndale Park Branded Lamb

DELICATESSEN

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CHAMPION DELICATESSEN: Alberto’s Delicacies, Alberto’s Eggplant Agrodolce

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CHAMPION SMALLGOODS: San Jose Smallgoods, Pancetta Flat

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CHAMPION UNCOOKED SAUSAGE: Princi Butchers, Casalingo Sausage