Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory (WCBF), producers of brands Coon Cheese, Cracker Barrel, Great Ocean Road and Warrnambool Heritage has won the award for best cheddar at the 2017 Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s Awards of Excellence held in Melbourne.
John Williams, General Manager Consumer Goods, also picked up the John Bryant Gold Medal for services to the dairy industry.
Showing the diversity of WCBF products, its Sungold Jersey Low Fat Milk won the best- modified category, its Heritage Vintage Cheddar won for Highest Scoring Consumer Pack Cheddar and Mil Lel Superior Parmesan won the Sopura Australia Award for Best Hard Cheese.
The Mil Lel win follows two national awards for Very Hard Cheese and Italian Style Cheese in the 2016 awards.
“The DIAA Awards is always a much anticipated event on the dairy industry’s calendar, so to come away with the number of wins that we have is fantastic for all involved,” said WCBF Marketing Manager Mike Murray.
The Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s Awards of Excellence are an annual celebration of the best in Australian Dairy Products.