Parmalat SA wins at Agri Expo Qualité Awards

Parmalat received Dairy Product of the Year and four other prestigious Qualité awards at a recent gala event held at the Grand West Casino in Cape Town.

Parmalat SA wins at Agri Expo Qualité Awards
Qualité Winners for 2017. Front, from left: Tony Burns (Parmalat SA), Courtney Gibson (Fair Cape Dairies), Marianne Hemmes (Foxenburg Estate), Raymond Kennel (Parmalat SA), Nellie Fischer (Dalewood Fromage), Estelle du Preez (De Pekelaar) and Rina Belcher (Belnori). Back, from left: Francois Colyn (Clover SA), Kholisile Klaas (Parmalat SA), Bruce Rowbotham (Fairview), Luzuko Decree (Lancewood), Johan Ehlers (Agri-Expo), Gerhard Baartman (Lancewood), Frikkie Saayman (Lancewood), Cyril Zaal (Klein River Cheese), Nick Baleta (Delitaly) and Franklin Fortuin (Parmalat SA).
Photo: Andrew Gorman
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Parmalat received Dairy Product of the Year and four other prestigious Qualité awards at a recent gala event held at the Grand West Casino in Cape Town.

Parmalat SA’s 10-month matured gouda outshone 854 entries from 83 producers to be named a SA Dairy Product of the Year. Made especially for Woolworths, it’s an aromatic,

Made especially for Woolworths, it’s an aromatic, full-flavoured cheese that follows in the footsteps of the company’s six-month matured gouda that won the prestigious title in 2006.

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Of the entries received, 16 were honoured with the Qualité mark of excellence and 95 were named SA Champion. Parmalat SA took the lead with four Qualité awards, followed by Lancewood Holdings with three awards.

Klein River Cheese, Foxenburg Estate, Fairview Cheese Company, Fair Cape Dairies, Delitaly, De Pekelaar Kaas, Dalewood Fromage, Clover, Belnori Boutique Cheesery all received one award.

Jeandré Du Preez is the newest addition to the Farmer’s Weekly team. Originating from a Riversdal farming family, she has farming in her blood. After school she furthered her studies at Stellenbosch and has been working as an agricultural journalist for the past two years. She says she feels privileged to write about an industry paramount to the survival of all South Africans and is inspired by the innovative solutions with which the farming community bridges the many challenges they face. She enjoys being able to combine work with travel and appreciates the modesty and friendliness with which South Africa’s farmers share their accomplishments. She enjoys being able to combine work with travel and appreciates the modesty and friendliness with which South Africa’s farmers share their accomplishments. If she is not writing or visiting farms, you’ll find her relaxing with a good mystery novel or exploring her other passions: travelling and cooking.