Meander Valley Dairy double cream wins best in show in Hobart

Fat is not a bad word when it comes to double cream.

Meander Valley Dairy’s double cream has a decadent 56 per cent milk fat content, which ensures it is thick enough to scoop out with a spoon.

Dairy product manager Tommy Madsen and staff at the Kings Meadows production facility are still celebrating after their double cream was named best exhibit in show and champion dairy (other product) at the Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards on Friday.

“It’s just natural cream that is spoonable and dollopable,” Mr Madsen said.

“We don’t use any thickeners. It’s just the grass to the cow to the producer. We just pasturise the cream and make it even more rich and creamy,” he said.

The cream thickness varies seasonally, so Meander Valley Dairy produces it in small batches.

“It’s an art form,” Mr Madsen said.

Robur Farm Dairy’s marinated goat fetta, which is also produced at the Kings Meadows facility, was named champion in the Sheep & Goat Product category.

Other Tasmanian winners at the Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards:

  • Tasmanian Grocer
  • Wild Taz Products
  • Alfred Gough’s Handcrafted Pastries
  • Franklin Cider Co
  • Lovett Cafe
  • Tamar Valley Truffles
  • Tasmanian Gingerbread
  • Meegan MacQueen
  • Spreyton Cider Co
  • Australian Honey Products
  • Ashbolt Farm
  • Henry's Ginger Beer
  • straight up glutenfree bakers
  • Lucky Ducks Enteprises
  • Tasmanian Saffron
  • Rhuby Innovations
  • Wild Island Tastes
  • Coffee Plus
  • King Island Dairy
  • The Wicked Cheese Company
  • Lion 'Dairy & Drinks' Burnie
  • Mount Cygnet Dairy
  • Pyengana Dairy Company
  • Westhaven Dairy
  • Fonterra (Duck River)
  • Mountain River Yoghurt
  • TasFoods (Meander Valley Dairy and Robur Farm Dairy)
  • KOOEE Snacks
  • Martin Waldhoff
  • Gareth Dean
  • Pure and Purple Garlic
  • Bodhi Farm Organics
  • Naked Carrot
  • Blue Hills Honey
  • West-Bee Honey
  • Dean Duraj
  • Valhalla Ice Cream
  • Van Diemens Land Creamery
  • Della Valle Gelato
  • Coal Valley Creamery Tasmania
  • White Cow
  • Rochford Hall Olive Oil
  • Cradle Coast Olives
  • Riverstone Olives
  • Glen Morey Estate
  • Jude Cazaly
  • The Olive Groves of Tasmania
  • The Village Olive Grove
  • Lauriston Grove
  • Mountain to Mouth
  • Banticks Farm
  • Forager Foods
  • Cheesecake Baculo
  • Tassal Operations
  • Artisa
  • Coaldale Walnuts
  • Lesley Black
  • Taste of Tam O'Shanter
  • Pirate Pit
  • Port Arthur Lavender
  • Lil' Lizzie's Kitchen
  • The Fruity Forager
  • Valley Preserves
  • D & S Relishes
  • Tasmanian Pickled Onions
  • Christian Komzak
  • Johnno's Home Made
  • Joanna's Jams
  • Island Berries Tasmania
  • Bruny Island Seafood
  • Huon Tasmanian Salmon
  • Woodbridge Smokehouse.