From Crop to Consumption

Heidi Farm Raclette and King Island Dairy Roaring Forties Blue continue on their champion way

Heidi Farm Raclette and King Island Dairy Roaring Forties Blue were recognised as the champion cheeses that they are at the recent NSW Dairy Industry of Australia Awards and the Perth Royal Food Awards respectively.

Heidi Farm Raclette took out the Grand Champion Dairy product of the show in NSW and King Island Dairy Roaring Forties Blue was awarded Champion Bovine Cheese at the Perth Royal Food Awards.

“We love our cheeses and are extremely proud to see them recognised at these awards! It’s also very exciting to have qualifying results that will put us in good stead for the Australian Grand Dairy Awards at the end of the year,” said Cameron Bruce, the General Manager, Cheese, for Lion Dairy & Drinks (Lion).

Heidi Farm Raclette is Australia’s most awarded cheese and presents an intense perfume and a mildly nutty, milky flavour. The rind of the cheese is washed and scrubbed during production, promoting flavour development and ripening.

The supple, satiny interior of this multiple Australian Grand Champion Cheese is best appreciated when the cheese is melted or cooked. Traditionally Raclette is melted on a raclette burner, scraped and eaten with boiled waxy potatoes and pickles.

Also recognised at the NSW Dairy Industry of Australia Awards were Heidi Farm Tilsit, awarded gold in eye cheese and South Cape Greek Fetta, who was awarded a silver medal in the fetta category.

King Island Dairy Roaring Forties is a full flavoured blue with a rich mouthfeel and sweet, slightly fruity character. It is named after the infamous Roaring Forties gales that frequently whip around the Island at more than 100km per hour.

Also recognised at the Perth Royal Food Shows were King Island Dairy Furneaux, awarded gold in the white mould category and South Cape Cracked Pepper, awarded gold in the Club Cheddar Category.