BERRYS Creek Gourmet Cheese has Australia’s best cheese, according to the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show (RQFWS) awards.

Riverine Blue took out Grand Champion Dairy Product at the show, held at the Brisbane Showgrounds this week.

They also won:

* Champion Cow’s Milk Cheese of Show – Oak Blue.
* Champion Non Cow’s Milk Cheese of Show – Riverine Blue.
* Gold Medals – Riverine Blue, Oak Blue, Mossvale Blue, Buffalo Brie.
* Silver Medal – Tarwin Blue.

Chief judge of the Cheese and Dairy Produce Show Russell Smith said the judges were pleased with the quality of the dairy entries.

“The standard of the cheese and dairy products were higher than in previous years, in part due to several small manufacturers who produce high quality products who entered the competition for the first time,” he said.

“The quality of the ice creams, gelatos and sorbets were excellent, as the judges have come to expect in this competition, particularly the tropical fruit and citrus flavours.”

Some of today’s award-winning products will be showcased at the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), which is now just 78 days away.

GRAND CHAMPION BRANDED BEEF OF SHOW (Australia’s best steak)
Stockyard Black by Stockyard

CHAMPION BRANDED LAMB OF SHOW (Australia’s best lamb)
Union Station by Midfield Meat International

GRAND CHAMPION DAIRY PRODUCT OF SHOW (Australia’s best cheese)
Riverine Blue by Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese

GRAND CHAMPION ICE CREAM, GELATO OR SORBET OF SHOW (Australia’s best ice cream)
Dark Chocolate Lemon by Milani Minus Eight Degrees

OTHER BEEF TROPHY WINNERS

CHAMPION MSA GRADED BRANDED BEEF OF SHOW
Grandchester by Mort & Co

King Street Grain Fed Class
Gold: Grandchester by Mort & Co
Silver: Ebony Black Angus by Kilcoy Global Foods
Bronze: Five Founders by North Australian Pastoral Company

King Street Grass Fed Class
Gold: JOSDALE by Australian Meat Group 
Silver: Southern Ranges by Australian Meat Group
Bronze: JBS Queenslander by JBS Australia

Wagyu Class AUS-MEAT Marble Score 6 or less
Gold: ICON XB Wagyu by Paradigm Foods
Silver: The Phoenix by Mort & Co
Bronze: Roam Australian Wagyu by Paradigm Foods

Wagyu Class AUS-MEAT Marble Score 7+
Gold: Stockyard Black by Stockyard
Silver: ICON XB Wagyu by Paradigm Foods
Bronze: Master Selection by Mort & Co

Open Class
Gold: Stockyard Gold by Stockyard
Silver: JBS Yardstick by JBS Australia
Bronze: Ebony Black Angus by Kilcoy Global Foods

OTHER LAMB TROPHY WINNERS

Meat & Livestock Australia Branded Lamb – 20kg or Less
Gold: Tasmanian Royal by Royal Wholesale Meats 
Silver: 246 by Midfield Meat International 
Bronze: Union Station by Midfield Meat International 

Branded Lamb – More than 20kg
Gold: Tasmanian Royal by Royal Wholesale Meats
Silver: Lamb of Tasmania by Tasmanian Lamb Company
Bronze: Australian Lamb by Woodward Foods Australia

Restaurant Trade Branded Lamb – More than 24kg
Gold: Union Station by Midfield Meat International
Silver: 246 by Midfield Meat International
Bronze: Tasmanian Royal by Royal Wholesale Meats

OTHER CHEESE AND DAIRY TROPHY WINNERS

Champion Cow’s Milk Cheese of Show
Oak Blue by Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese

Champion Non Cow’s Milk Cheese of Show
Riverine Blue by Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese

13cabs Champion Dairy Dessert or Yoghurt of Show
Probiotic Kefir by Cheeses Loves You

Dairy Australia Champion Butter, Milk or Cream of Show
Real Cream by Maleny Dairies

Champion Buffalo, Goat, Sheep or Other Non Cow’s Milk Product of Show
Camel Milk Marinated Cheese – Persian Style Feta by Summer Land Camels

Champion Queensland Cheese or Dairy Product of Show
Blackall Gold Washed Rind by Woombye Cheese Company

OTHER ICE CREAM, GELATO AND SORBET TROPHY WINNERS

Champion Vanilla, Chocolate or Strawberry Ice Cream or Gelato of Show
Dark Chocolate by Milani House of Gelato

13cabs Champion Flavoured Ice Cream or Gelato of Show
Dark Chocolate Lemon by Milani Minus Eight Degrees

Dairy Australia Champion Ice Cream or Gelato of Show
Dark Chocolate Lemon by Milani Minus Eight Degrees

Champion Sorbet of Show
Queenslander Mango by The Standard Market Company

Champion Queensland Ice Cream, Gelato or Sorbet of Show
Dark Chocolate Lemon by Milani Minus Eight Degrees