Jindi bags award at World Cheese Championships

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 8th March 2012

Victoria’s Jindi Cheese has been awarded the third highest ranked Blue Cheese in its class at the 29th World Championship Cheese in Wisconsin, in the United States.

Recognised globally by cheese makers and artisans, the World Championship Cheese Contest is judged by forty world-renowned cheese experts.

Franck Beaurain, the Chief Cheesemaker at Jindi said, “I personally delivered the cheese to Wisconsin to make sure the cheese arrived in perfect condition for judging.”

As a naturalized Australian, though French born, Mr Beaurain said, “I know that many Australians still see the French as the traditional custodians of cheese making. Making cheese is also about the superb quality of the milk that comes from our surrounding Gippsland farms.

“I am privileged to work with a group of up and coming young cheese makers who really want to make a difference. They know to win awards you have to take risks and push the boundaries of taste and flavour. The skill of preparing cheese and the balancing act of aging to perfection takes time and care. This is why we are so happy with the results,” he said.