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Sydney Royal's Cheese and Dairy Produce Competition to Judge Camel Milk for the first time

Posted on : 18 September 2017

Applications have opened for the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW's annual Cheese and Dairy Produce competition and for the first time a Class for Camel Milk has been installed in the event.

The Sydney Royal's Cheese and Dairy Committee has agreed to the Class after approaches about the potential for Camel Milk being included in the prestigious competition.

Cheese and Dairy Produce Committee Chair Gary Reid says entry numbers in the first year are not expected to be high, but the class warrants consideration.

"Camel Milk and its health properties have become quite topical in recent times," Mr Reid said.

"It is naturally low in fat and it contains many of the immune protecting properties of human milk".

"By the RAS incorporating this Class in the Cheese and Dairy Produce competition it shows that the Sydney Royal competitions and their committees can move with the times and provide feedback on a new but exciting product within Australia.

"When you think of it the whole concept of camel milk in Australia makes sense, as Camels can thrive in inhospitable territory with little grass and water," Mr Reid said.

The Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce competition already judge across Cow, Sheep, Goat and Buffalo milk classes.

Another first for the Cheese and Dairy competition will be a Research and Development Class, a non-medal category where expert judges will provide confidential feedback to exhibitors on the quality of their product.

The Cheese and Dairy Produce competition is one of the most broad ranging of those held by the RAS of NSW and includes Milk, Butter, Cheese, Gelato, Sorbet, Ice Cream, Yoghurt, Cream, Custard and Mousse classes.

Entries close 13 October 2017 with judging to be held at Sydney Showground February 12-15, 2018.

This will be the first Sydney Royal competition for 2018.

Entries and further information can be found via;

http://www.rasnsw.com.au/sydney-royal-competitions/competitions/cheese--dairy/

Ends.

Roger White

Manager, Public Relations

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

T: (02) 9704 1453 M: 0478 092 425
E: rwhite@rasnsw.com.au

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