Maleny Food Co. is excited to announce its Chocolate Gelato has been nominated as a 2017 Australian Grand Dairy Award finalist in the Dairy Gelato category.
“As a new brand, this recognition acknowledges that we are doing all the right things, and we could not be more excited and honoured to be named a finalist,” said Norman Scott.
The brand has recently transitioned from Colin James Fine Foods to Maleny Food Co. after current owners Norman and Kate Scott purchased the business in 2015. Colin James Fine Foods was well know for its award winning gelato and this recent nomination is confirmation Maleny Food Co. is carrying on the reputation of the Colin James Fine Foods brand.
“Although we have moved away from the Colin James Fine Foods brand, being named a finalist for such a prestigious award is evidence we are still making award-winning produce, and we couldn’t be more proud,” said Mr Scott.
The Australian Grand Dairy Awards were established to recognise excellence in the industry, and to highlight the high calibre of dairy foods produced in Australia.
To be eligible, products must have won a gold medal at a state based championship, and this year our Maleny Food Co. Chocolate Gelato was one of a record 470 gold medal award winning entries.
The top three products in each class are named as finalists and each finalist product will be judged by 12 industry judges. The winners in each of the 20 categories will be announced in February 2017, and we look forward to hearing the results.