Delicious dozen on menu for Fine Food

Media release | 31 July 2018

Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair today announced a dozen producers of the state’s tastiest food and beverages are gearing up to fly the NSW flag for quality at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest food industry trade expo in Melbourne in September.

Mr Blair said the “Flavours of NSW” stand at Fine Food Australia will feature stunning gourmet food and niche beverages from the Riverina-Murray, Central Coast, Sydney, Hunter, New England-North West, Central West, Snowy Mountains, Illawarra-Shoalhaven, and North Coast regions.

“Fine Food Australia is our annual Olympics for food, bringing together 1,000 plus exhibitors from over 60 countries to compete for the attention of more than 20,000 food industry buyers and importers.

“The event gives NSW food and beverage producers a chance to market their brands to a who’s who of the industry and sell their products to the nation and the world.

“This year’s event is in Melbourne and we’ve assembled a diverse list of our best and most innovative producers to showcase what we’re made of here in NSW.

“Our products will include mouth-watering artisan cheeses, gourmet coffee, native bush food, award winning condiments, sugar free chocolate, seaweed infused creations, and niche beverages including craft ginger beer and Snowy Mountains schnapps,” he said.

Fine Food Australia, to be held from 10-13 September, is a trade-only event targeted at professionals working in the foodservice, hospitality and retail industries.

The NSW Department of Industry is providing subsidised spots to promote 12 NSW companies on a specially designed “Flavours of NSW” stand, showcasing the state’s strengths as a high-quality food and beverage producer. The companies are meeting today at NSW Parliament for a pre-event preparation workshop.

NSW has over 50,000 agricultural, aquaculture, fishing and food and beverage processing companies that contribute to a food and agriculture export industry worth more than $7 billion a year.

Fine Food Australia will also allow the NSW exhibitors to learn from industry leaders about the latest industry trends, and for restauranteurs to source the best and newest NSW products for their menus to keep diners walking through the door.

2018 exhibitors on the Flavours of NSW stand

  • Blushing Blueberries of Macksville - Certified organic blueberries, condiments, sauces and cordial. Products include Blueberry Jam, Spiced Blueberry Chutney, Freeze Dried Blueberries, Blueberry Shrub Cordial, Blueberry Drizzle Dessert Sauce, Caramelised Blueberry Balsamic dressing, Lemon Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Orange Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil blushingblueberries.com.au
  • Eclipse Organics of Richmond - Certified organic muesli and paleo food bars and other food products. CEO Brett Monaghan stumbled across the seed for his business when living in Europe and unable to buy muesli prompting him to make his owneclipseorganics.com.au
  • Fresh Fodder of Orange – Hand crafted dips, soups, salads, sauces and meals that offer fresh and easy options for entertaining or grazing. Fresh Fodder's philosophy is to produce great products with wonderful flavours that are good value for money. Famous for its ‘Taramosalata - The Gangster Dip’ freshfodder.com.au
  • Julianne's Kitchen of Hornsby - Handmade pâtés, terrines and fruit pastes. The business philosophy is to cook restaurant quality food made fresh to order using high quality produce including real butter, brandy, selected meats, fresh herbs and aromatic spices julianneskitchen.com.au
  • Little Creek Cheese of Wyong- Artisan cheese and dairy products. Its haloumi cheese previously won gold three years in a row at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and its garlic and dill marinated goat feta won gold and reserve champion at the Royal Hobart Show littlecreekcheese.com.au
  • Oz Tukka of Redhead - Native bush food spice mixes, macadamia nut oils and dukkah, and gluten free muffin mixes. Oz Tukka sources as much of its bush food as possible in a way that supports local Aboriginal enterprises and all products are preservative and additive free oztukka.com.au
  • Pacdon Park of Moama - British style smallgoods including pork pies, black pudding, haggis, bacon, and gammon using the finest free range local ingredients. Founded by two Lancashire lads who fell in love with Australia during a backpacking trip but still longed for a decent pork pie www.pacdon.com.au
  • PhycoHealth of Bomaderry - Nutritional foods infused with cultivated seaweed which it says is packed with nutrients. Products include 'Sea C's' and 'PhycoBites' snacks; 'Phettucine' pasta; 'PhycoMuesli'; 'Phycodamias' nuts with seaweed and wasabi; and a 'Phukka' blend of seaweed, pistachio and Mediterranean herbs phycohealth.com
  • The Welder’s Dog Brewing of Armidale – Welder's Dog Farmhouse ginger beer made with Australian ginger and no additives or preservatives theweldersdog.com.au
  • White Horse Coffee of Sutherland - Fresh roasted coffee with a goal to keep it special at each step from plant to harvest, roasting and serving. The founders say every roast is quality analysed using an 'agtron spectrometer' (colour reader) to ensure consistency whitehorsecoffee.com.au
  • Wildbrumby of Thredbo – Founder Brad Spalding brought schnapps distilling from the European alps to the Snowy Mountains after meeting his future wife in Austria, and now produces unique Australian schnapps, gin and vodka using local fruits and botanicals and mountain spring water wildbrumby.com
  • Born Wild Foods of Padstow – Specialist all natural chocolate manufacturer who creates a range of sugar free and Essence of Australia chocolate. Nature’s Tribe includes a Dark Chocolate Vegan Range and Milk Chocolate Vegetarian Range and Essence of Australia with a unique range with 10 flavours bornwildfood.com

For more information on Fine Food Australia visit: https://finefoodaustralia.com.au

2018 NSW Fine Food exhibitors