The winners of the 19th Australian Grand Dairy Awards have been announced.

Twenty-two dairy experts sampled hundreds of gold medal-winning products to crown 18 champions. Cheeses, ice creams, milks and yoghurts, among other products, were thoroughly assessed for flavour, aroma, texture, body and appearance.

Melbourne’s Montefiore Cheese was awarded Grand Champion Cheese with its soft and sweet Ovoline while Pure Gelato took out the Grand Champion Dairy Product for its salted pistachio gelato, which judges revered for its texture and pistachio flavour.

For the second year running, the Australian public were invited to vote for their favourite Australian dairy product in the People’s Choice Award. More than 13,179 votes were cast to reveal The Yoghurt Shop Passionately Passionfruit yoghurt as the People’s Choice Award winner.

“The awards are the crème de la crème of dairy and a fantastic opportunity for local farmers and producers to be recognised on a national scale for their talent, hard work and making a positive contribution to the dairy industry,” says Amanda Menegazzo, convener of the Australian Grand Dairy Awards.

“The calibre of our 2018 Champion products is testament to our dedicated dairy producers and the one incredible ingredient all these products have in common – Australian milk.”

Click here to view the full list of 2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards Champions and Grand Champions.

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