Tassie's finest produce on show

TASMANIA will be on show at the Good Food and Wine Show at Sydney Showgrounds  this weekend.

Ashgrove Cheese, Bruny Island Cheese and Cascade Brewery  are among those participating in the food and drink extravaganza, which includes a host of celebrity chefs and gourmet produce.

Ashgrove's inclusion in the event wraps up a successful couple of months for the Elizabeth Town dairy producer, which, along with King Island Dairy and Fonterra, collected a swag of awards at the annual Dairy Industry Association of Australia awards of excellence.

Ashgrove's Tasmanian Farm Full Cream Milk was awarded gold, with a score of 18 points, and its Herb & Garlic Butter also scored 18 points.

Ashgrove received silver for its Ashgrove Farm Light Milk (16.33), Non-Homogenised Milk (17.33), Unsalted Cultured Butter (16.50) and  Farmhouse Butter (17.17).

Fonterra received gold for several of its colby and mild, semi-matured and vintage cheddars and a range of yoghurts, as well as silver for a range of its salted and unsalted butters, full-cream powdered milks and skim-milk powder.

The company also received several gold and silver awards for its Riverina, New South Wales, milks and creams.

King Island Dairy's Stormy and its Stokes Point Smoked Cheddar claimed gold medals, each scoring 18.17 points ,and its Huxley won silver, with 16.83, as did its Lighthouse Blue (16.83), Bass Strait Blue (16.17, Black Label Triple Cream Blue (16.00), Seal Bay Triple Cream Brie (16.33) and  Black Label Double Brie (16.67).

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