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Of these 47 awards, our Spreyton site won six for our Duck River butter and milk powder, while Wynyard took home two national awards for the highest scoring cheddar cheese, as well as two gold and two silver medals for our cheddar and Colby cheese varieties.
Our Cobden site also won 20 awards, including trophies for the highest scoring salted butter and pasteurised milk, as well as five golds and 10 silvers for products including Western Star butter and cream.
While, our Stanhope site won 15 awards for our cheese, including a trophy for highest scoring cheddar cheese, as well as three golds and nine silvers for our cheddar cheese varieties, which are used to make Perfect Italiano.
Fonterra Australia Director of Operations Rob Howell, said these awards confirm the quality of our dairy foods made in Victoria and Tasmania, and the quality of milk supplied by farmers in the regions.
“It’s fantastic that our skilled teams have been recognised for their expert craft and the quality dairy they make.
“We are extremely proud of the exceptional products we make, and we’re grateful this has been recognised by industry experts.
“We’ve got some of the best dairy know-how in the business, which is the key to making great-tasting, quality dairy foods Australians love.
“Congratulations to our people who strive to maintain the highest quality dairy, and our dedicated farmers who supply us with the best milk for the job,” said Rob.
The awards are hosted annually by DIAA and act as a gateway to the Australian Grand Dairy Awards. Entries are judged on technical merit by industry experts selected for their specific dairy product knowledge.