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It’s all about the Cheese Board at the Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Awards

Posted on : 18 February 2019

Written by: Nicola Dalby

The perfect cheese board has been carefully selected by expert Chair of Judges, Mark Livermore from products across Australia this week and announced at the Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Awards held at The Stables, Sydney Olympic Park on Monday night.

Five Champion & Medal winning Cheese products chosen make up the ultimate Cheese board with a selection described by Sydney Royal judges as the best seen in recent years.,

After 35 years of judging, Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Show, Chair of Judges, Mark Livermore says despite battling one of the hardest seasons the industry has seen, dairy farmers have managed to produce quality product that has resulted in the finest selection of Cheeses,

“This was the toughest year ever to select our Champions… we have put together the best ever Cheese board in terms of quality,” Mr Livermore said,

“Nothing can be made without good quality milk – so a big thank you to our farmers…it has been a difficult season and our dairy farmers need to be congratulated for high quality product at this time.”

The Australian Cheeseboard Perpetual Trophy includes the following medal-winning products:

  • Bega Cheese, Bega Rindless Cheddar Vintage
  • Blackall Country Cheese PTY LTD (T/A Woombye Cheese Company), Woombye Ash Brie
  • Berry’s Creek Gourmet Cheese, Oak Blue
  • Meredith Dairy, Meredith Dairy Goats Cheese Original Chevre
  • Berry’s Creek Gourmet Cheese, Sunrise Plains

The Competition saw a spike in entries from 708 catalogued entries recorded in 2018 to 869 catalogued entries in 2019 judged across 99 classes, whilst judges also noted an increase in quality, attributing that to the willingness of producers to take on board feedback from judges. 

Other winners included Pure Gelato which took home Champion Gelato for its Salted Pistachio Gelato and Champion Novel Ice cream or Gelato for its Pure Gelato Cannoli. Champion Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt was awarded to Serendipity Ice Cream’s Serendipty Blueberry Ripple Frozen Yogurt and The Gelato Factory by Charlie took home Champion Sorbet for its Extra Dark Chocolate Sorbet.

Champion Butter went to Fonterra Australia, Duck River Premium Butter while Brownes Food Operations took home Champion White Milk, The Jim Forsyth Perpetual Trophy for its Brownes Extra Creamy Milk, Champion Flavoured Milk went to the Hunt & Brew Colombia Coffee and Champion Yoghurt or Cultured Milk Product, The Bega Cheese Perpetual Trophy for Brownes Natural Vanilla Bean Yoghurt.

Bulla Dairy Foods won Champion Cream for the Aldi Farmdale Light Thickened Cream and

Kenilworth Dairies Kenilworth Dairies Rich Chocolate Mousse was named Champion Dairy Dessert, Custard & Mousse. Champion Sheep, Goat, Buffalo & Camel Milk Product, The Simon Johnson Perpetual Trophy went to Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese for Sunrise Plains.

For further information or to enter please visit the Sydney Royal results website.

Nicola Dalby
Communications Coordinator

T: (02) 9704 1041 M: 0434 579 906


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