Show competition supports quality and innovation of Australian cheese and dairy industry

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 24th September 2019

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW is calling all Australian cheese and dairy producers to enter into one of its largest competitions, the Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show, with entries opening this week.

Celebrating the Australian cheese and dairy industry and its continued development; Sydney Royal encourages producers to strive for excellence by benchmarking their produce against industry peers and utilising invaluable feedback from expert judges.

Attracting over 800 entries last year, the Show is a valued competition within the industry and will take place in February 2020.

“A competition like Sydney Royal provides a platform for producers to showcase and celebrate their hard work. What we’ve seen from last year, is that despite adversity our Australian cheese and dairy producers continue to enter outstanding produce,” said Chair of Judges, Mark Livermore.

“Winning a Sydney Royal medal demonstrates that a product is of the highest standard in Australia, an accolade which is recognised by consumer and industry alike.”

2019 Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Champion and Sydney Royal President’s Medal winner, Meredith Dairy says the competition provides beneficial feedback encouraging producers to strive for more.

“Life on the property can be very up and down, so we just remain positive. Using the feedback from judges we continued to improve our processes and product until we go it just right,” said Julie Cameron, Owner of Meredith Dairy.

The competition includes 100 classes with categories ranging from cheese and ice cream to Camel and Buffalo milk blends. All classes available here.

Taking place from 17 – 20 February 2020, winners will be announced at the Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Awards on Monday 24 February at The Stables, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

All Sydney Royal Fine Food Champions will also be eligible to compete for the President’s Medal, Sydney Royal’s most prestigious food and beverage award.