Australian Grand Dairy Awards 2018 finalists announced

Posted by Andrea Hogan on 29th November 2017

Floridia Pecorino, a finalist in the hard cheese category in the 2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards

The finalists for the 2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards have been announced.

Now running for 19 years, the awards, operated by Dairy Australia, recognise the best of best in the Australian dairy industry across 18 categories.

Judges assessed more than 400 dairy products to determine the 2018 finalists. The award winners will be announced in February 2018.

The 2018 judging panel is led by dairy educators, Russel Smith and Mark Livermore. Other judges include technical experts, chefs, retailers and flavour specialists.

Convener of the Australian Grand Dairy Awards, Amanda Menegazzo, said the 2018 finalists is a “stellar line up”.

“The awards celebrate quality and excellence in delicious dairy produce, but we also want to encourage Australian’s to take a moment to recognise the skills and dedication of the many people who craft these products,” Menegazzo said.

“It’s incredible to think that the array of finalists – from spicy blue cheese to tangy passionfruit yoghurt and sweet fig mascarpone gelato – all start with one amazing ingredient, quality Australian milk.

“These awards would not exist without the contribution of the passionate Australian dairy farmers who produce it.”

There are a total of 54 finalists for the 2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards.

2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards Finalists

A complete list of 2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards Finalists is listed as follows:

Fresh Unripened Cheese
Montefiore Trecce
Montefiore Cheese
Montefiore Ovoline
Montefiore Cheese
B.-d. Farm Paris Creek Swiss Style Quark
B.-d. Farm Paris Creek
White Mould
King Island Dairy Discovery Ash Brie 500g
Lion Dairy & Drinks
King Island Dairy Discovery Ash Brie 175g
Lion Dairy & Drinks
Flinders Estate Ash Brie 200g
Unicorn Cheese
Semi Hard & Eye
Section28 Artisan Cheese Monforte
Section28 Artisan Cheese
Dellendale Creamery Shadforth Tilsit
Dellendale Creamery
Dellendale Creamery Churchill Rd Raclette
Dellendale Creamery
Cracker Barrel Vintage Gold Cheddar
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory
Edwards Crossing Cloth Bound Cheddar
Beston Pure Foods
Bega Heritage Reserve Vintage Cheddar
Bega Cheese
Hard Cheese
Mil Lel Superior Parmesan
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory
La Vera Parmesan
La Vera Fine Cheese Producers
Floridia Pecorino
Floridia Cheese
Blue Cheese
Berrys Creek Tarwin Blue
Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese
Berrys Creek Mossvale Blue
Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese
King Island Dairy Black Label Triple Cream Blue
Lion Dairy & Drinks
Washed Rind/Mixed Rind
Woombye Blackall Gold Washed Rind
Woombye Cheese Company
Flinders Estate Washed Rind Log
Unicorn Cheese
Milawa King River Gold
The Milawa Cheese Company
Flavoured Cheese
Barambah Organics Labna with Fennel and Sea Salt
Barambah Organics
Section 28 Monte Diavolo
Section 28 Artisan Cheeses
King Island Dairy Stokes Point Smoked Cheddar
Lion Dairy & Drinks
Goats & Sheep’s Milk Cheese
Berrys Creek Riverine Blue
Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese
Meredith Dairy Chevre with Fresh Dill
Meredith Dairy
Meredith Dairy Ashed Chevre
Meredith Dairy
Natural Yoghurt
Tamar Valley Greek Style All Natural Yoghurt
Parmalat - Tamar Valley Dairy
Jalna Greek Natural Yoghurt
Jalna Dairy Foods
Brownes Natural Traditional Yoghurt
Brownes Dairy
Flavoured Yoghurt
The Yoghurt Shop Passionately Passionfruit Yoghurt
The Yoghurt Shop
Mundella Greek Honey Yoghurt
Mundella Foods Pty Ltd
George's Authentic Greek Yoghurt Apple & Cinnamon
The Natural Yoghurt Company
Ice Cream
Gundowring Licorice Ice Cream
Gundowring Fine Foods
Dooley's Lemon Curd Ice Cream
Dooley's Ice Cream
The Melbourne Convention Centre Hazelnut Ice Cream
The Melbourne Convention Centre
Dairy Gelato
Pure Gelato Salted Pistachio
Pure Gelato Enterprises Pty Ltd
Cow and the Moon Fig and Mascarpone Gelato
Cow and the Moon

Milani House of Gelato Milk Chocolate
Milani House of Gelato
Farmers Own Full Cream Milk
Camperdown Dairy
Maleny Dairies Farmers Choice Guernsey Non-Homogenised Full Cream Milk
Maleny Dairies
South Coast Dairy Non-Homogenised Milk
Berry Rural Co-Operative Society Ltd
Specialty White Dairy Drink
Pauls Professional Cafe Crema
Parmalat Australia Ltd-Lidcombe
Misty Mountain Farms Lactose Free Full Cream Jersey Milk
Mungalli Creek Dairy Pty Ltd
Masters HiLo
Lion Dairy & Drinks Bentley
Flavoured Dairy Drink
Oak Chocolate
Parmalat Australia-Harvey Fresh
The Coach House Dairy Coffee & Milk
NuLac Foods Pty Ltd
Dare Iced Coffee Double Espresso
Lion Dairy & Drinks-Malanda
Gippsland Dairy Pure Double Cream
Chobani Pty Ltd
Bulla Crème Fraîche
Bulla Dairy Foods Pty Ltd
The Little Big Dairy Co Pure Double Cream
The Little Big Dairy Company
Western Star Original Salted Butter
Fonterra Brands (Aust) Pty Ltd-Cobden
Western Star Chef’s Choice Unsalted Cultured Butter
Fonterra Brands (Aust) Pty Ltd-Cobden
Beautifully Butterfully Salted Butter
Fonterra Brands (Aust) Pty Ltd-Cobden


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