On Monday night we were overjoyed to take out the 'From the Dairy' category at the Delicious Produce Awards. Held at Guillaume at Bennelong, the awards are aimed at recognising the efforts of Australia's top producers.
The field of finalists for the 5 producer categories read like a who's who of Australian food, and it was an honour to be amongst those who hold similar food values to us.
While we are all passionate about what we do, it is not easy competing against multinational corporations who strive to portray themselves as artisan, and inject themselves into the market space along with hard-working Australian businesses. That is what is so exciting about these awards, they are a celebration of all the gusto Australian producers put in and the exceptionally high quality that results from the effort.
The judging panels both state and national are made up of industry stalwarts, including chefs, media experts and icons like Maggie Beer (who loves our Licorice ice cream!). These identities embody the competition with a strong credibility, and we hope to be able to back up our success with a good showing in years to come.
Thanks to all involved in the competition, the producers, judges, and organisers and a special mention to all who would love to have been a part of it, but with all the fires, floods, locusts and everything else thrown at us over the last 12 months, were unable to.
You can find a list of the award winners and finalists here, congratulations to all!
Thanks to Lizette from Warialda Belted Galloway, here is a picture of one chuffed Gundowring member with the result of the night!