Leading producers recognised at Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards

04 September, 2015 by
Danielle Bowling

A record 49 trophies across 16 categories were presented at the annual Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (RMFFA), held on 3 September.

Conducted annually by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the awards recognise some of the country’s best fine food producers. This year, Victorian producers claimed 30 trophies, followed by NSW which earned itself nine trophies, Tasmania won four, and Western Australia, one.

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This year RASV received 1,796 entries from 408 exhibitors across 16 categories including Chocolate, Dairy, Free Range Eggs, Fresh Produce, Pantry Goods, Pasta and Olive Oil.

The Victorian Award for Best Victorian Product was taken home by Cobram Estate for its Reserve Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Boundary Bend in northern Victoria.

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A full list of award winners can be seen below.

THE VICTORIAN AWARD FOR BEST VICTORIAN PRODUCT
Presented by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria

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  • Cobram Estate Reserve Hojiblanca: Boundary Bend, VIC

CHOCOLATE

  • CHAMPION CHOCOLATE BAR AND BLOCK
    Single Origin Trinidad 68% Cacao Dark Chocolate: Bright Chocolate, VIC
  • CHAMPION SINGLE VARIETY
    Salted Peanut Butter: Lizzy’s Chocolates, VIC
  • CHAMPION BOXED CHOCOLATE
    Bracegirdles Signature Selection: Bracegirdles House Of Fine Chocolate, SA
  • CHAMPION EASTER EGG OR CHOCOLATE
    Psychedelic Easter Egg: Shocolate, VIC

CIDER AND PERRY

  • CHAMPION CIDER
    Kingston Black '13: Henry Of Harcourt, VIC
  • CHAMPION BOTTLE FERMENTED CIDER AND PERRY
    321 Learmonth Methode Traditionnelle Cider Cuve: 321 Cider VIC

FRESH PRODUCE

  • CHAMPION GARLIC
    Dunganski: Tasmanian Gourmet Garlic, TAS

PANTRY GOODS

  • CHAMPION HONEY
    Taverner's Organic Leatherwood: Australian Honey Products, TAS
  • CHAMPION CEREAL/MUESLI
    Wilde Bliss Foods Plum, Lemon Myrtle And Cranberry Raw/Bircher Muesli: Wilde Bliss Foods, VIC
  • CHAMPION CONFECTIONERY
    Buckshot Nougat Blueberry, Lemon Myrtle And Almond: Buckshot, VIC
  • CHAMPION NUT PRODUCT
    Slowly Dry Roasted Macadamias (Himalayan Salt): Adamah Pty Ltd, QLD
  • CHAMPION SALT/SPICE PRODUCT
    Pialligo Estate Laksa: Pialligo Estate, ACT

PASTA

  • CHAMPION PASTA
    Hand Made Agnolotti with Buffalo Mozzarella, Spinach and Ricotta: Pasta Classica, VIC

TABLE OLIVES

  • CHAMPION TABLE OLIVE
    Talinga Grove Kalamata Olives: Talinga Grove Olive Oils, SA

BRANDED BEEF

  • CHAMPION LARGE BRANDED BEEF
    Master Kobe: Australian Agricultural Company Ltd, QLD
  • CHAMPION SMALL BRANDED BEEF
    Farmer Dan Grass Fed Beef: Smugglers Cottage Pty Ltd T/A Farmer Dan, VIC

BRANDED LAMB

  • CHAMPION LARGE BRANDED LAMB
    Milly Hill: Milly Hill Pty Ltd, NSW
  • CHAMPION SMALL BRANDED LAMB
    Lyndale Park Organic: Lyndale Park Texel, VIC

BREAD AND BAKED GOODS

  • CHAMPION BISCUIT
    Traditional Shortbread: Crumbs Yarra Valley Gourmet Biscuits, VIC
  • CHAMPION CAKE
    Drunken Sticky Pudding With Brandy Butter Drizzle: Sweet By Nature Pty Ltd, VIC
  • CHAMPION GLUTEN FREE BREAD AND BAKED GOODS
    Baked By Kez's Gluten Free Choc Chip Honey Crunch Bites: Kez's Kitchen, VIC
  • CHAMPION PASTRY
    Manubread Tasmania Lemon Tart: Manubread Tasmania, TAS
  • CHAMPION ARTISAN/SPECIALITY BREAD
    Country Loaf: The Honey Thief Bakery, VIC

DAIRY
Proudly presented by Dairy Australia

  • CHAMPION BUTTER
    Western Star 250gm: Fonterra Australia, VIC
  • CHAMPION FRESH CHEESE
    The Riverina Dairy Rolled Haloumi With Mint, 250gm: The Riverina Dairy, NSW
  • CHAMPION MOULD SURFACE RIPENED CHEESE
    Emporium Triple Cream Brie 200gm: Lactalis Jindi Pty Ltd, VIC
  • CHAMPION SOFT WASHED RIND CHEESE
    Compass Gold: Boatshed Cheese, VIC
  • CHAMPION BLUE CHEESE
    Bellingham Blue: Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese, VIC
  • CHAMPION SEMI HARD AND EYE CHEESE
    Heidi Tilsit: The Heritage Lion D&D, TAS
  • CHAMPION CHEDDAR STYLE
    Maffra Cloth Bound Mature Cheddar: Maffra Cheese Company, VIC
  • CHAMPION HARD CHEESE
    Mil Lel Superior Parmesan Cheese: Warrnambool Cheese And Butter, VIC
  • CHAMPION YOGHURT
    900gm Authentic Greek Natural Yoghurt: Procal Dairies, VIC
  • CHAMPION CREAM
    Bulla Sour Cream: Bulla Dairy Foods, VIC
  • CHAMPION MILK
    Tilba Real Dairy Low Fat Milk: South Coast Cheese, NSW

SHEEP, GOAT AND BUFFALO

  • CHAMPION CHEESE
    Riverine Blue: Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese, VIC
  • CHAMPION YOGHURT
    Blue Bay Goat Kefir: Blue Bay Cheese, VIC

ICE CREAM, GELATO AND SORBET
Proudly presented by Majors Group

  • CHAMPION ICE CREAM
    Dooley's Premium Licorice Ice Cream: Dooley Ice Cream, VIC
  • CHAMPION GELATO
    Il Melograno Salted Macadamia: Il Melograno, VIC
  • CHAMPION SORBET
    Gelatissimo – Chocolate Sorbet: Gelatissimo, NSW

DELICATESSEN

  • CHAMPION DELICATESSEN
    Labneh: Bekaa Dairy Products, NSW
  • CHAMPION SMALLGOODS
    Greenvale Farm By Casalingo – Free Range Heritage Breed Prosciutto: Casalingo, VIC
  • CHAMPION UNCOOKED SAUSAGE
    Venison And Wild Boar Sausage: Princi Butchers Pty Ltd, WA

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND FLAVOURED OIL

  • CHAMPION BOUTIQUE OIL
    Maluka Estate Family Reserve: Maluka Estate, VIC
  • CHAMPION COMMERCIAL OIL
    Alto Pro: Alto Olives, NSW
  • CHAMPION SINGLE ESTATE GROWN OIL
    Alto Vividus: Alto Olives, NSW
  • CHAMPION FLAVOURED OIL
    Rich Glen Fiery Chilli and Sundried Tomato Agrumato: Rich Glen Olive Estate, VIC

FRESH EGGS

  • CHAMPION FREE RANGE AND BARN LAID EGGS
    Holbrook Paddock Eggs: Holbrook Paddock Eggs, NSW

PRESERVES

  • CHAMPION PRESERVE
    SpiceVine – Butter Chicken Simmer Sauce Kit: Spice Vine Pty Ltd, NSW