Yea Brand Creme Fraiche and Double Cream finalists in the Australian Grand Dairy Award
Locally produced Yea Brand Creme Fraiche and Yea Brand Double Cream are a step closer to being named Australia’s best cream after being shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious 2014 Australian Grand Dairy Awards.
Now in its 15th year, the Australian Grand Dairy Awards recognise and reward excellence, quality and innovation in Australian dairy produce, paying tribute to the highly-skilled Aussies who develop and make these products.
To be eligible to enter the Australian Grand Dairy Awards, products must be made from Australian milk and have been awarded gold at state qualifying competitions, ensuring that the finalists and selected winners are truly the crème de la crème of Australian dairy produce.
Over the past fortnight, more than 430 products across 19 different classes have been put through their paces in a rigorous and highly technical judging process by a team of 22 expert judges who tasted and tested them, assessing for flavour, aroma, body, texture, colour and appearance.
And this year, our homegrown Yea Brand Creme Fraiche and Double Cream caught the eye – and the taste buds – of the judges, being named two of the top three contenders in the fiercely contested cream category.
Australian Grand Dairy Awards’ chief judge, Neil Willman, says the calibre of Australian dairy produce has improved significantly throughout his 15 years on the judging panel.
“I continue to be impressed by the great quality dairy products being created by Australian manufacturers such as Yea Brand,” said Neil.
“Australia’s dairy offering just continues to get better and better. The end result has been a really tantalising crop of finalists. It’s wonderful to see products from Yea recognised on a national stage.”
From the finalists, one winner will be named in each class with the winners then going head to head to claim the accolade of Grand Champion Dairy Product and Grand Champion Cheese.
Winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards ceremony to be held in Melbourne on Tuesday 26 November.