Australian Grand Dairy Awards food winners announced
Mil Lel Superior Parmesan, Champion Hard Cheese at the 2017 Australian Grand Dairy Awards
The winners of the 2017 Australian Grand Dairy Awards have been announced.
This year the 2017 Grand Champion Dairy Product went to Queensland gelataria, Milani House of Gelato, for its dark chocolate flavoured gelato.
The 2017 grand Champion Cheese went to Tasmania’s Heidi Farm for its Raclette, a semi-hard melting cheese.
For the first time, the public were allowed to vote in the awards, with more than 3, 500 consumers participating in the People’s Choice category. The winner of this category was King Island Dairy’s Black Label Double Brie.
The rest of the winners were determined by a panel of 24 expert judges. Convenor of the awards, Amanda Menegazzo, said the awards can be considered the grand final of Australian dairy competitions.
“It’s really pleasing to see some of the country’s well known and loved supermarket brands alongside new-to-the market, artisan dairy products,” she said.
The Australian Grand Dairy Awards have been running for 18 years and is organised by industry group, Dairy Australia.
Complete list of 2017 Australian Grand Dairy Awards Champions
|Fresh Unripened Cheese||Montefiore Trecce||Montefiore Cheese Australia|
|White Mould Cheese||King Island Dairy Black Label Double Brie||Lion Dairy & Drinks-King Island|
|Semi-Hard & Eye Cheese||Heidi Farm Raclette||Lion Dairy & Drinks-Burnie|
|Cheddar Style Cheese||Bay of Fires Cheddar||Fowlers Cheese|
|Hard Cheese||Mil Lel Superior Parmesan Cheese||Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd (Warrnambool)|
|Blue Cheese||King Island Dairy Roaring Forties Blue||Lion Dairy & Drinks-King Island|
|Washed Rind/Mixed Rind Cheese||Emporium Selection Washed Rind||Snow Brand Australia (sold through Aldi Australia)|
|Flavoured Cheese||That’s Amore Cheese Diavoletti||That’s Amore Cheese|
|Goats & Sheep’s Milk Cheese||Prom Country Cheese Venus Blue||Prom Country Cheese|
|Natural Yoghurt||Mundella Greek Natural Yoghurt||Mundella Foods Pty Ltd|
|Flavoured Yoghurt||Sharma’s Kitchen Mango Lassi||Sharma’s Kitchen Pty Ltd|
|Ice Cream||Dooley’s Premium Chocolate Ice Cream||Dooley’s Ice Cream|
|Dairy Gelato||Milani House of Gelato Dark Chocolate||Milani House of Gelato|
|Dairy Dessert||House of Riz Traditional Greek Rice Pudding||House of Riz|
|Milk||Maleny Dairies Farmers Choice Full Cream Milk||Maleny Dairies|
|Specialty White Dairy Drink||The Little Big Dairy Co Less Cream Milk||The Little Big Dairy Company|
|Flavoured Dairy Drink||Norco Real Iced Chocolate Ultimate||Norco Foods-Raleigh|
|Cream||Bannister Downs Double Cream||Bannister Downs Dairy Company|
|Butter or Butter Blend||Western Star Original Butter||Fonterra Brands (Aust) Pty Ltd-Cobden|
|Dairy Dip||Paradise Beach Purveyors Pesto Swirl||Paradise Beach Purveyors Pty Ltd|