delicious. Produce Awards 2015 Winners

The delicious. Produce Awards were held last night at the new Bennelong restaurant in the Sydney Opera House with Pyengana Dairy Company Tasty Cheddar 12+ Months from Tasmania taking out Producer of The Year and From The Dairy, Artisan Winner.

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Producer of the Year: Pyengana Dairy Company

The cocktail event also marked the 10th Anniversary of the awards.

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Below is the full list of winners:

From The Paddock:
Milking Yard Farm Sommerlad Breed Whole Chicken from Vic (Primary)
Backfatters Heritage Breed Free Range Pig Farm, German Bacon from Qld (Artisan)

From The Sea:
Austral Fisheries Skull Island Tiger Prawns from NT (Primary)
Yarra Valley Caviar, Hand Milked Salmon from Vic (Artisan)

From The Earth:
Kurrawong Organics, Organic Beetroot and Broccoli From NSW (Primary)
Wellington Apiary, Prickly Honey Box from Tas (Artisan)

From The Dairy:
Mungali Creek Dairy, Bio Organic Full Cream Milk AND Schulz Organic Dairy Full Cream Milk (Primary)
Pyengana Dairy Company, Tasty Cheddar 12+ Months from Tas (Artisan)

Best New Product:
The Fermentary Milk Kefir from Vic

Outstanding Farmers Market:
Sage Farmers Market Moruya NSW

Outstanding Region:
Margaret River, WA

Outstanding Regional Chef:
James Viles, Biota Dining, Bowral NSW

Outstanding Innovation:
Sommerlads Poultry NSW

Outstanding Food Store:
Sourced Grocer, Brisbane, Qld

Unearthed Next Gen Chef:
Troy Rhoades-Brown from Muse Restaurant, Hunter Valley

Hall Of Fame:
Blackmore Wagyu Beef Vic, Holy Goat Cheese La Luna Vic, Mondo White Rocks Veal WA

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Peter Gilmore Accepting Maggie Beer Award

Maggie Beer Award:
Peter Gilmore

Producer of The Year:
Pyengana Dairy Company Tasty Cheddar 12+ Months From Tas

It wouldn’t be the delicious Produce Awards without guests enjoying some of the best produce from the Bennelong kitchen while Four Pillars Gin, the House of Arras  and Four Pines kept guests hydrated.

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Manjimup Truffles

The food menu was as follows:

Salt baked potimarron pumkin, roasted seeds, grains, Pyengana cheddar cream
Holy Goat La Luna, barley toast, Manjimup truffles

Yabbies, kindred organics buckwheat pikelets, cultured cream, lemon jam
Salad of raw mushroom, eggplant, hazelbrae hazelnuts

Melanda Park suckling pig, sesame pastries, black garlic
Smoked Blackmore wagyu tartare, fermented chilli paste, cultured grains

Skull Island tiger prawn fritter
Clean seas Hiramasa kingfish sashimi, artichoke, capers, ice plant

Wellington apiary prickly box honey cream, quince crumble tarts

The full list of winners and medallists will appear in the August issue of delicious. magazine.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.