Australian Grand Dairy Awards food winners announced

Posted by Andrea Hogan on 13th February 2017

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


Category Product Producer
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


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