Australian Grand Dairy Awards 2018 winners announced

Posted by Andrea Hogan on 7th February 2018

Grand Champion producer Alfredo La Cava from Pure Gelato and AGDA Deputy Chief Judge Mark Livermore

The winners of the 2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards have been announced with the 2018 Grand Champion Dairy Product going to Sydney’s Pure Gelato.

In its 19th year, the Australian Grand Dairy Awards highlight the best of the best when it comes to Australia’s dairy products.

Pure Gelato was the year’s overall grand Champion, awarded the title for its Salted Pistachio Gelato. The judges described it as having “superb texture” and “rich pistachio flavour”.

For the second year running, the Australian public were invited to vote on a people’s choice award with The Yoghurt Shop’s Passionately Passionfruit Yoghurt ultimately named the winner.

Convener of the Australian Grand Dairy Awards, Amanda Menegazzo, said 2018’s winning products are a testament to the quality of Australia’s dairy industry.

“The awards are the crème de la crème of dairy and a fantastic opportunity for local farmers and producers to be recognised on a national scale for their talent, hard work and making a positive contribution to the dairy industry,” Menegazzo said.


2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards Champions – Complete List


Champion Product
Fresh Unripened Cheese
Montefiore Ovoline
Montefiore Cheese
White Mould Cheese
King Island Dairy Discovery Ash Brie 175g
Lion Dairy & Drinks-King Island
Semi Hard/Eye Cheese
Section28 Monforte
Section28 Artisan Cheeses
Cheddar Cheese
Bega Heritage Reserve Vintage Cheddar
Bega Cheese
Hard Cheese
Mil Lel Superior Parmesan
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory
Blue Cheese
Berrys Creek Tarwin Blue
Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese
Washed Rind/Mixed Rind Cheese
Woombye Blackall Gold Washed Rind
Woombye Cheese Company
Flavoured Cheese
Section 28 Monte Diavolo
Section 28 Artisan Cheeses
Goat’s/Sheep’s/Buffalo Milk Cheese
Berrys Creek Riverine Blue
Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese
Natural Yoghurt
Jalna Greek Natural Yoghurt
Jalna Dairy Foods
Flavoured Yoghurt
Mundella Greek Honey Yoghurt
Mundella Foods
Ice Cream
Gundowring Licorice Ice Cream
Gundowring Fine Foods
Dairy Gelato
Pure Gelato Salted Pistachio
Pure Gelato
Maleny Dairies Farmers Choice Guernsey Non-Homogenised Full Cream Milk
Maleny Dairies
Specialty White Dairy Drink

Masters HiLo
Lion Dairy & Drinks-Bentley
Flavoured Dairy Drink

Dare Iced Coffee Double Espresso
Lion Dairy & Drinks-Malanda
The Little Big Dairy Co Pure Double Cream
The Little Big Dairy Company
Butter, Flavoured Butter or Butter Blend
Western Star Chef’s Choice Unsalted Cultured Butter
Fonterra Brands (Aust)-Cobden