Winning entries in the Dairy Championships serve as a benchmark for dairy quality in South Africa. Entries are evaluated according to appearance, colour, texture, and flavour in six categories, namely butter, cottage cheese, yoghurt, cultured and flavoured milk, ice-cream and cheese.
In the awards category of Dairy Champions, Parmalat collected 17 first prizes while taking five prestigious Qualité awards. A total of 683 dairy products by a record of 70 manufacturers were entered this year and six new manufacturers took part in the competition.
The cheese category attracted the most entries with 429 cheeses entered, followed by the yoghurt category with 148. Entries were evaluated according to appearance, colour, texture and flavour.
In the category Feta, with added food stuffs, Parmalat once again outclassed the competition taking first, second and third prizes