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Top-shelf produce awarded Champion at Sydney Royal Taste of Excellence

Posted on : 24 September 2019

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) has crowned its 2019 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show Champions at the Sydney Royal Taste of Excellence Awards today, celebrating some of best produce and producers in the country.

Over the past month, more than 1,800 Fine Food entries across nine categories were judged by some of the finest palates in the country; supporting excellence within the industry by providing invaluable feedback to exhibitors and awarding quality producers.

Sydney Royal Fine Food Committee Chair, Lachlan Bowtell said consumers should be proud of the outstanding products made available right here in Australia.

“A Sydney Royal medal is a symbol of excellence and those awarded here today can be proud that their products are of the highest standard in Australia,” Mr Bowtell said.

“We have some of the best produce in the world, and through competitions, like Sydney Royal, we can continue to uphold these standards and keep evolving.

“This year’s Show again demonstrated that despite the current adversities our farmers are facing, local producers continue to persevere and deliver outstanding quality time and time again. Australian’s should be proud of their local producers and the standards they adhere to.”

At Sydney Royal Taste of Excellence, the 2019 Fine Food Champions were announced across the following categories: Coffee, Professional Bakery, Preserves, Condiments & Specialty Products, Branded Meats, Smallgoods & Charcuterie, Pasta, Oil & Olives, Chocolate and Confectionery, and Aquaculture.

Fine Food Champions: at a glance

Coffee - Champion Sustainable Coffee

Sydney’s Freshfood Corporation took out Champion Piccolo and Champion Sustainable Coffee for a second year for its The House of Robert Timms Fairtrade coffee.

Professional Bakery – Champion Biscuit

Three Mills Bakery in Canberra, ACT, took home Champion Biscuit for its Salted Chocolate Rye Cookie.

Preserves, Condiments and Specialty Product – Champion Savoury Preserve or Product

Sydney’s Jam & Jelly by Jewel took home Champion for its Chilli Jelly.

Branded Meats – The Dick Stone Perpetual Trophy and Branded Meat Grand Champion

Mort & Co was crowned overall champion for it’s the Phoenix F1-F4 Wagyu Beef from Darling Downs, South East Queensland.

Smallgoods and Charcuterie – Champion Ham

Champion Ham went to Sydney NSW’s German Butchery for its Prazska Sunka (Prager Ham Baked).

Chocolate and Confectionery – Champion Confectionery

Mondo Nougat in WA’s Swan Valley took home Champion Confectionery for its Assorted Flavour Nougat.

Pasta – Champion Filled Pasta

Pasta Di Porto in Anna Bay NSW, won Champion Filled Pasta for its Prosciutto, Provolone Piccante & Marinated Baby Fig Ravioli.

Oil & Olives – Champion Boutique Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Based in Wagga Wagga NSW, Kallewanda Pastoral Company took out Champion Flavoured & Culinary Oil for its W20 Lime Agrumato Olive Oil, and Champion Boutique Extra Virgin Olive Oil for its W20 – Hardy’s Mammoth.

Aquaculture – Champion Other Farmed Aquaculture Product

Yumbah Aquaculture took home Champion Other Farmed Aquaculture Product for its Yumbah Australian Greenlip Abalone, whole in Shell. This is the first time an Abalone has won at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.


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