Organisers of the Championships Agri-Expo said that it is the first time in the history of the dairy product competition that a frozen yoghurt has won the SA Dairy Championships, against a total of close to 900 dairy product entries received from 80 dairy producers, judged by 61 judges, including chefs and food writers. A total of 95 dairy products were named South African Champions, and 12 received a Qualité Award.
Founded 25 years ago in Stellenbosch, Marcel’s Frozen Yoghurt has expanded its outlets throughout our country, as well as to Botswana and Saudi Arabia. Its product range is healthy, containing probiotics, and its fat content for some of its products has been reduced from 5 % to 2,4%. Natural fruit syrups and flavourings are used.
The Qualité Award is a mark of excellence for dairy products, and the 12 winners this year are a Baby Gouda from Ladismith Cheese, Karoo Crumble from Langbaken Karoo Cheese, Renosterbos Estate from Foxenburg Estate, Food Lover’s Market Low Fat Butter Toffee Flavoured Milk from Fairfield Dairy, Woolworths Tropical Fruit Frozen Yoghurt from Marcel’s Frozen Yoghurt, Huguenot matured for 12 months from Dalewood Fromage, Lanquedoc from Dalewood Fromage, Woolworths Cream Cheese Roulade from Fairview Cheese Company, Woolworths Chevin with Garlic & Herbs from Fairview Cheese Company, Salmon Flavoured Low Fat Cream Cheese from Parmalat SA, Simonsberg Low Fat Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese from Parmalat SA, and Woolworths Matured White Cheddar 18 months old from Parmalat SA.