Sunshine Coast business, Queensland Yoghurt Company, has creamed the opposition at the RNA’s Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show by bringing home six Gold and two Silver medals, as well as being awarded two “Champions of Show” in the Cheese and Dairy Produce competition.
Chief Judge Russell Smith said this year’s competitions raised the bar as the Cheese and Dairy Produce Show attracted record entries with 376 competing for the title of Australia’s best.
Queensland Yoghurt’s Apple Cinnamon Yoghurt, which scored a near-perfect 19 to receive a gold medal, was also awarded “Champion Dairy Dessert or Yoghurt of Show” as well as scooping the prestigious “Champion Queensland Cheese or Dairy Product of Show”, which was selected from all Gold medal winning entries, made and produced in Queensland.
Other Gold medal-winning flavours for the family-owned company include Rhubarb; Mixed Berry; Passionfruit; Honey; and Coffee. Local favourite, Mango, was awarded Silver along with the iconic Lemon Myrtle and Macadamia.
The judge’s comments for the classes that Queensland Yoghurt Company were awarded in were simply “Excellent class – great examples of flavoured yoghurts” and “Top products were excellent”.
Queensland Yoghurt Company Director, Paul Mathewson, said the award wins were an honour for the team behind the flavours.
“We have enjoyed bringing our grandmother’s recipe to life and discovering fresh new flavours that ensure yoghurt can be naturally healthy as well as flavoursome,” he said.
“We hope that Queensland Yoghurt will continue to be a natural choice for those who value real food, made the old-fashioned way.”
The Awards will be on show during the RNA Royal Queensland Show in Brisbane from 9 – 18 August.
Queensland Yoghurt is available throughout Queensland at Coles, IGA Supermarkets and fresh produce retailers.
RESULTS – QUEENSLAND YOGHURT COMPANY CLASS 22 Fruit Yoghurt – Full Fat, Any Fruit Flavour
CLASS 24 Any Other Flavoured Yoghurt – Full Fat
Gold Apple Cinnamon Gold Rhubarb Gold Mixed Berry Gold Passionfruit Silver Mango
19.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 17.5
Gold Honey Gold Coffee Silver Lemon Myrtle and Macadamia
Top products were excellent.
18.0 18.0 16.0
Excellent class – Great examples of flavoured yoghurts.
CHAMPION DAIRY DESSERT or YOGHURT OF SHOW Selected from exhibits in classes 17 to 26. Queensland Yoghurt Company – Apple Cinnamon
CHAMPION QUEENSLAND CHEESE OR DAIRY PRODUCT Selected from all Gold medal winning entries, made and produced in Queensland. Queensland Yoghurt Company – Apple Cinnamon