Royal Sydney Easter Show Cheese and Dairy Awards
Each year I am privileged to be part of the Royal Sydney Easter Show presenting a selection of our nations finest quality ingredients. As a nation we have some of the worlds best producers of food, the best tasting seafood, highest quality wine producers, and much sort after Cheese and Dairy. All of these amazing creations start with only the best raw ingredients from our Australian Dairy Farmers.
Last week I attended the awards night for the Cheese and Dairy industry, the winners are showcased at the Royal Sydney Easter Show, and what a treat it was. Attending these awards re-awoke my passion for this amazing ingredient. The hard work, the dedication, it all pays off to see and taste how beautiful the cheese can be. Check out this video which showcases the high standards expected and delivered by our producers.
My Cheese industry background
My parents manufacture cheese, its an industry I have been involved in my whole life so I am passionate about the quality we produce as a nation. Its brilliant to see the credit the judges give to our raw ingredient producers as they are often overlooked. Did you know:
- Australia is a small producer of milk but is the world’s third largest dairy exporter as 50% of production is exported.
- The Australia’s dairy industry is Australia’s third largest rural industry, ranking behind wheat and beef, and has a gross value of $4 billion.
- Australia produces a range of dairy products including milk, milk powder, yoghurt, butter and cheese.
- The Australian dairy industry is concentrated in the south-east of Australia, Victoria is the largest production state, however other states have significant dairy industries.
To learn more about the awards process and to see the produce for yourself come along to the Royal Sydney Easter Show this year. Click here for more information on line from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
My families business is called Grandpas, every day there is gallons of our Australian Dairy Milk used creating lush tasting quality cheese. Check out these videos for yourself.
Sneak at some of the award winners
Here are some candid shots I grabbed at the awards evening.
I hope with this little insight into the Cheese and Dairy awards I have awoken a bit of passion for you too about this delicate and delicious ingredient. Lets get cooking Foodies!
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