Fairview scoops top accolades at the 2013 SA Dairy Championships

Monday, 29 April, 2013
The Fairview Vineyard Cheesery, in Paarl, scooped a host of awards at the 2013 South African National Dairy Championships held on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 in Cape Town. With a total of 800 products entered by 69 artisanal and commercial producers, 95 exceptional dairy products were honoured and named SA Dairy Champions.
Fairview’s accolades include a Qualité Award, seven first places, nine second places and three third places, marking a record number of top placements for Fairview.
Fairview’s seven first places include both cheese produced under the Fairview label, as well as the Woolworths label. The following cheeses received first places; the Fairview Roydon Camembert, Blue Tower and Chevin with Garlic & Herbs. Winning cheeses produced for Woolworths include, Goat’s Milk Camembert, Cambozola, Cream Cheese with Tomato & Herbs and White Rock with ClemenGold. This year a mere 12 outstanding dairy products received the Qualité mark of excellence – South Africa’s only officially acknowledged symbol of outstanding dairy quality.
Fairview received a Qualité mark of excellence for their Chevin with Garlic & Herbs
“Overall I am thrilled with the results this year. With our wide range of cheeses we were able to enter most of the categories, and received either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in most of them.
I am especial delighted with our Qualité award, as it was a goal of ours to improve our goat’s milk cheese offering and the award plays testament to our success in doing so. Lastly I would like to congratulate all the SA Dairy Champions and Qualité award winners and I would like to thank the Fairview cheese team for their hard work and dedication,” says Fairview Cheese Maker, Bruce Rowbotham.
The South African Dairy Championships are held annually to recognise the leading products across a range of categories and it serves as a great platform for benchmarking products in the dairy industry, in a quest to improve quality.
The Fairview Vineyard Cheesery is based in Paarl in the Western Cape and produces a range of over 20 cows’ milk and goat’s milk artisanal cheeses that are sold at the Fairview farm deli and in all major centres in South Africa. Fairview products are sold both in the catering market and major retailers.
Cheese enthusiasts are invited to learn how to cook with our SA Dairy Championship cheeses at the 2013 SA Cheese Festival, DSTV tent with well-known blogger and radio personality Nina Timm from the 26 – 28 April at 14:00 at Sandringham, outside Stellenbosch.
For more information on Fairview please visit www.fairview.co.za, email: tasting@fairview.co.za or call +27.218632450.
Fairview cheeses are available at Fairview’s farm deli and in leading retailers countrywide.
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Fairview cheesemaker - Bruce Rowbotham
Fairview cheesemaker - Bruce Rowbotham

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