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The ‘best of the best’ Australian dairy and cheese products have been announced at this year’s Australian Grand Dairy Awards, held in Melbourne last night.

This year’s Grand Champions – the highest scoring dairy and cheese products – both went to Victorian producers, with Berry’s Creek claiming the Cheese crown for their Oak Blue, and Fonterra the top dairy product accolade for their Western Star Salted Butter.

Victorian producers claimed the highest number of Champion titles, taking out seven of the nineteen categories, whilst Western Australia followed with four, New South Wales with three, South Australia and Queensland with two and finally, Tasmania with one.

Celebrating its 21st year, the Australian Grand Dairy Awards are the premier dairy awards within the Australian dairy industry. Organised by Dairy Australia, these awards recognise the ‘best of the best’ - each of the 400 products entered this year are already gold awards winners in State level competitions. The world class quality and excellence of Australia’s top cheeses, ice creams, milks, butter, gelato and more are judged by a 12-strong panel of top dairy judges.

“Winning at The Australian Grand Dairy Awards is the highest accolade in the dairy industry and is testament to our farmers and producers, whose hard work and dedication to their craft inspires some of the highest quality dairy products in the world,” said Alexandra Kury, Australian Grand Dairy Awards Convener, Dairy Australia. “Congratulations to all this year’s Champions on their wonderful achievement.”

The Australian Grand Dairy Awards also opened voting to the Australian public. South Australian producer, Beston Pure Foods, won the People’s Choice Award for their Edwards Crossing Vintage Cheddar Black Wax product.

 For more information on the Australian Grand Dairy Awards and the 2020 Champions, visit www.dairy.com.au/AGDAchampions2020.

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