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Over 90 years, hundreds of awards

Posted on : 12 October 2017

Written by: Kayla Burke

Barossa Fine Foods has a strong history that dates back to 1924 in Munich Germany. Fast forward to Adelaide in 2017, this family business has now been passed down to the fourth generation of the Knoll family. The smallgoods business has proven tradition is the way to produce award-winning products, having won 60 medals at this year’s Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.

“Our products are produced using only the best quality ingredients. Our attention to detail, the quality of ingredients and the fact we still use recipes and processing traditions and methods that were brought with the Knoll family from Germany”, Barossa Fine Foods stated.

It was more than 92 years ago when Andreas Knoll first began learning about the smallgoods industry at the age of 15 on the other side of the world in Munich. In 1939, after 15 years making viennas, knackwurst and salamis, Knoll opened his first shop. Unfortunately, due to the devastation of WWII his store was completely destroyed. 

Andreas’ nephew, Hans, who also started training when he was 15, brought these traditional German techniques to Australia in 1957 and established Barossa Fine Foods.

The business has won multiple awards at the Sydney Fine Food Show, Since 2010, Barossa Fine Foods has accumulated medals in the hundreds across the Deli Meat and Sausage categories including Champion Ham for their Fior Di Cotto at the 2017 Sydney Royal Taste of Excellence Awards. 

“The Fior Di Cotto is a great ham and one in which we have had a great deal of confidence in. We are very excited this was not only awarded a gold medal but was also recognised as the Champion Ham in the show for 2017.

We see the awards as being very prestigious, we are proud of our products and to have them recognised by the Sydney Royal Fine Foods judges. It feels fantastic to win medals for our smallgoods especially from such a renowned and well-run competition.”

Their award-winning products have enriched communities and have stamped them as smallgoods leaders in the Australian market. 

Barossa Fine Foods is now eligible for assessment for the RAS’ ultimate honour, the President’s Medal, with the ultimate winner announced at a gala dinner during the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show.  


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