It’s now official, Some of the best milk in the country is produced right here on the South Coast.
Tilba Dairy has taken home Champion Milk at the 2022 Sydney Royal Show.
Owner Erica Dibden, told East Coast Radio she was thrilled and would like to thank all customers who have supported them over the years.
“We are so excited here at Tilba,” Dibden said.
“Little old Tilba Dairy has won Champion Milk at the Sydney Royal Show and that was voted by all of the judge’s there, to be the best milk in Australia and we won that on Monday night so our whole team here are very excited about that,” she said excitedely.
“For us it is a testament to what we are producing here is top-quality.
“We have our own farm in the Tilba Tilba Valley and we also buy some milk from Tim and Leanne Salway in Cobargo as well, it’s all pure jersey milk and it’s all local.
“I think it’s testament to how the farms are run, the soil quality, the quality the animals, the guys and girls who are milking in the cows and the care that’s taken to look after the product once it arrives here, to treat it and put it into bottles and it comes out so fresh and creamy and beautiful.
“It very firmly deserves to win this award, so we are tickled pink.
Dibden said she and her husband Nic couldn’t thank everyone that’s involved enough.
“We’re all important cogs in the chain and if we didn’t have any component of it, then it wouldn’t work,” Dibden said.
“From those involved in getting milk,cheese, yoghurt and cream from Tilba Dairy Factory out to our wonderful consumers that support the product,” she said.
“From the farm to the transport, to the administration, to the bottling, to the cheese and yoghurt making and also to the people who actually support locally made products, thank you, thank you, thank you.”
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