The Australian Food Awards



A number of our local food producers have won medals in the 2019 Australian Food Awards, including:

Producer Suburb Category Medal Product
Backyard Honey Surrey Hills Australian honey Silver Australian honey
Billy van Creamy Fitzroy North Frozen dessert non-dairy Bronze Vegan peppermint fudge ice cream
Premium ice cream Bronze Passionfruit, mascarpone &
elderflower ice cream
City Larder Heidelberg Heights Pates & terrines Bronze Free range chicken liver pate
Bronze Free range pork & pistachio terrine
Bronze Free range pork rillettes
Bronze Game & root vegetable terrine
J.B. Shackleton’s Wonga Park Jams, conserves & marmalade Silver Luxury tahiti lime marmalade
Bronze Luxury three fruits marmalade
Kookaberry Strawberry Farm Wandin Jams, conserves & marmalade Bronze Raspberry jam
Bronze Strawberry jam
La Villa Salumi Kilsyth Gourmet sausages Silver Signature pork sausages
Bacon Bronze Free range short cut bacon
Cooked meat Bronze Spicy mexican chorizo
PoppySmack Warrandyte Savoury sauces & pastes Bronze Salty sweet satay
Vinegars & dressings Bronze Vegan dipping sauce
Bronze Vietnamese dipping sauce
Si Mangia Reservoir Biscuits Gold Nonna’s biscotti di mandorla
Other savoury preserves Bronze Passata di pomodori (tomato puree)
That’s Amore Cheese Thomastown Fresh cheese Gold Chilli caciotta
Silver Cherry bocconcini
Gelato Gold Gelato – chocolate
Gold Gelato – lemon cheesecake
Bronze Gelato – pistachio
Non-cow cheese Silver Buffalo mozzarella
Unforgettable Products Warrandyte Fruit pastes, curds, jellies & butters Bronze Lemon curd
Bronze Passionfruit butter
Yarra Valley Dairy Yering Fresh cheese Silver Emporium selection persian fetta
Bronze Saffy
Non-cow cheese Silver White savourine



Producers from North East Melbourne scored heavily in the 2018 Australian Food Awards. They included:

Producer Suburb Award Category Product
Backyard Honey Surrey Hills Honey Bronze multi-floral honey
Blue Pear Pantry North Warrandyte Gluten Free Baked Good Bronze gluten free sausage roll
J.B. Shackleton’s Wonga Park Jams, Conserves and Marmalade Gold luxury tahiti lime marmalade
Gold luxury three fruits marmalade
Kookaberry Strawberry Farm Wandin Vinegar and Dressing Gold raspberry vinegar
Gold strawberry vinegar
La Villa Salumi Kilsyth Gourmet Sausages Bronze signature pork sausages
My Little Country Kitchen Kinglake West Other Savoury Pastries Silver spinach & feta roll
Bronze gourmet sausage roll
PoppySmack Warrandyte Chilli Preserves Gold siam chilli sambal
Savoury Sauces & Pastes Bronze salty sweet satay
Si Mangia Reservoir Savoury Sauces & Pastes Bronze passata di pomodoro
That’s Amore Cheese Thomastown Non-Cow Cheese Gold buffalo ricotta
Fresh Cheese Silver chilli caciotta
Bronze diavoletti
We Feed you Carlton Convenience Main Meals Bronze chinese spiced lamb



The Australian Food Awards are an annual, rolling set of awards where roughly half the awards for 2017 have now been made. Congratulations to the following winners from North East Melbourne:

Name Suburb Highest award Food group
Ardor Food Co Thomastown Gold Pasta
Aura Co. Mernda Bronze Ice cream
Billy van Creamy Fitzroy North Gold Gelato and Sorbet
Blue Pear Pantry North Warrandyte Silver Sausage roll
Chokamour Macleod Silver Chocolate
Cunliffe & Waters Croydon Bronze Jam and Sauce
Fritz Gelato Richmond Silver Gelato and Sorbet
Gelati Sky Brunswick Gold Gelato
JZ Business Enterprises Coburg North Bronze Snack
Marisa’s Kitchen Alphington Gold Soup and Dip
Montefiore Cheese Thomastown Silver Cheese
My Little Country Kitchen Kinglake West Silver Sausage roll
Okka Pies Bayswater Silver Quiche
Pantalica Cheese Company Thomastown Gold Cheese
Plough to Plate Fine Foods Thomastown Gold Preserve and Sauce
PoppySmack Warrandyte Bronze Sauce
Ranch Hand Foods Blackburn Gold Sauce
Select Harvests Thomastown Gold Almonds
St David Dairy Fitzroy Gold Milk and Butter
Sweet by Nature Heidelberg West Gold Cake
That’s Amore Cheese Thomastown Gold Cheese
We Feed You Hawthorn East Bronze Ready meal
Yarra Valley Dairy Yering Silver Cheese

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