Gold at the Australian Food Awards
What a lovely surprise to wake up to this morning. Our Egyptian Dukkha has been awarded a Gold medal in the Australian Food Awards Pantry section. We've been producing our Egyptian Dukkha for 2 years, using only the best ingredient we can get our hands on, including beautiful High Country walnuts, so it was lovely to receive the highest score for our ingredient quality and combination. The judges commented 'Very good balance, particularly salt and pepper levels. Walnut twist is very nice.'
We also submitted our Wild Fermented Olives, both Saffron and Lemon Myrtle and our Summertime blends and happily walked away with Bronze medals for both, with judges noting 'Very subtle condiments in crisp green olives.'
We sourced these Manzanillo olives from an Angus breeder in Mudgegonga who planted them for diversification, but when the 2009 fires came through his property, he decided to focus his rebuild efforts elsewhere, so it is fantastic to be able to take his olives, from his rather neglected grove and receive such excellent results in national competition.