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Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show’s (RQFWS) Cheese & Dairy Produce Show and Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet Competition

The perfect time to say cheese!

Entries are now open to the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show’s (RQFWS) Cheese & Dairy Produce Show and Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet Competition.

Whether it’s brie, blue or parmesan that takes your fancy, leave it up to the RQFWS judges to find Australia’s cream of the crop.

Competitors from across the country, ranging from boutique producers to larger dairy companies, are invited to enter their top products into this prestigious food and wine competition.

It’s not just our European counterparts who succeed in all things fromage, Australian producers are creating delicious, award-winning cheeses.

Last year’s cheese and dairy judges, led by chief judge and dairy connoisseur Russell Smith, tasted their way through 360 entries from across the nation, with Lion Dairy & Drinks Allansford’s Mil Lel Superior Parmesan taking out the coveted Palatable Partners Champion Cheese of Show.

The Dairy Produce Show stems back to the first ever exhibition in 1876, making it one of the RNA’s oldest competitions.

In 2011 the Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet Competition was introduced as a stand-alone competition, being the first competition in Australia dedicated to judging the best in sorbets, gelato and ice cream.

Last year’s entries came in all flavours including lychee and mint, basil, coconut ice and lemon meringue. It was an ice creamery in Sydney, Serendipity, which took out the top gong for their delectable Grand Jaffa.

The RQFWS is a prestigious competition that unearths Australia’s top food and wine products, it is dedicated to celebrating and promoting the nation’s best of the best.

With more than 2600 entries in 2014 and a near 20 per cent increase in the Royal Queensland Wine Show entry numbers, The RQFWS continues to grow each year.

The eight competitions in 2015 will be made up of the Cheese & Dairy Produce Show, Ice-Cream, Gelato and Sorbet Competition, Branded Beef Competition, Branded Lamb Competition, Royal Queensland Wine Show (RQWS), the Beer & Cider Competition, Sausage King and Ham, Bacon and Smallgoods Competition.


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