Australian cheeses rival world’s best at World Cheese Awards

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 13th December 2012

The 2012 World Cheese awards held in Britain last month have acknowledged some of Australia’s greatest cheeses, claiming three spots in world’s top 55 cheeses.

Held on November 28 in Birmingham, the world’s largest annual cheese competition is judged by 200 international buyers. The 2012 awards received over 2,500 entries, including Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese based in South Gippsland, which took out a “super gold” award.

Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese was awarded a “super gold” for its “Oak Blue,” as well as a gold award for its “Mossvale Blue.” Other “super gold” recipients from Australia were Lion Dairy and Drinks for its “Tasmanian Heritage Red Square” and Woodside Cheese Wrights for its “Woodside Wakame.”

The three “super gold” recipients from Australia were placed in the top 55 cheeses in the world. Australia also received a string of gold, silver and bronze awards.

“Gold” and “super gold” award winners from Australia are listed below:


Super Gold

Woodside Cheese Wrights – “Woodside Wakame”

Lion Dairy and Drinks – “Tasmanian Heritage Red Square”

Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese – “Oak Blue”



Woodside Cheese Wrights – “Monet”

Woodside Cheese Wrights – “The Blue Bitch”

Maffra Cheese Company – “Maffra Cheddar”

Locheilan Farmhouse Cheese – “Locheilan Triple Cream Ring”

Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese – “Mossvale Blue”

Woodside Cheese Wrights won a number of awards at the World Cheese Awards 2012.