Delicious dozen serves up new delights at Fine Food

Media release | 11 September 2018

Twelve of NSW’s top food and beverage companies are serving up a range of new products to the world at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest food industry trade expo this week.

The ‘delicious dozen’ are unveiling a range of new creations on the NSW Government’s ‘Flavours of NSW’ stand at Fine Food Australia in Melbourne from Monday 10 September to Thursday 13 September.

Stunning gourmet food and niche beverages are being showcased from the Riverina-Murray, Central Coast, Sydney, Hunter, New England-North West, Central West, Snowy Mountains, Illawarra-Shoalhaven, and North Coast regions.

Masterchefs of food and beverage development, the companies represent the current cream of the crop when it comes to producing new and innovative products of the highest quality and they are out to win new product awards as well as export orders around the globe.

New NSW products being launched at Fine Food include blueberry-based condiments, new gourmet chocolate varieties, handmade pâtés, and a regional selection of ginger beer, lemonade and beer all guaranteed to tantalise the taste buds of international buyers.

Other NSW products on show include artisan cheeses, gourmet coffee, native bush food, seaweed infused creations, and Snowy Mountains schnapps.

NSW has about 4,000 food and beverage processing companies which make up 30 per cent of the Australian total and food and agriculture exports worth over $7 billion a year.

Fine Food Australia will be used to grow those export figures with over 1,000 plus exhibitors from over 60 countries attending along with over 20,000 food industry buyers and importers.

The four-day expo will be a trade-only event targeting professionals working in the foodservice, hospitality and retail industries.

NSW exhibitors are being supported by the NSW Government to promote their products to national and international buyers including food distributors, supermarkets, restaurants, and chefs from around Australia and the world.

2018 Fine Food exhibition products

The ‘delicious dozen’ on the Flavours of NSW stand

  • Blushing Blueberries of Macksville – Certified organic blueberries, condiments, sauces and cordial. Launching new products including a Blueberry Shrub Beverage, Caramelised Blueberry Balsamic, Spiced Blueberry Chutney, Blueberry Drizzle Dessert Sauce and Blueberry Jam.
  • Born Wild Foods of Padstow – Specialist all-natural chocolate manufacturer who creates a range of sugar free and ‘Essence of Australia’ chocolate. Launching new products including Essence of Australia Mango, Pineapple and Coconut flavoured chocolate; Nature's Tribe Sugar Free, Vegan Dark Chocolate Range; Ancient Origins chocolate; and Nature's Tribe Sugar Free, Vegan Dark Chocolate Mint and Truffles.
  • Julianne's Kitchen of Hornsby – Handmade pâtés, terrines and fruit pastes. Launching new products including Duck and Shiraz pâté, Julianne's Kitchen Pork Rillettes, and Julianne's Kitchen Green Peppercorn pâté. The business’s philosophy is to cook restaurant quality food fresh to order using high quality produce including real butter, brandy, selected meats, fresh herbs and aromatic spices.
  • The Welder’s Dog Brewery of Armidale – Welder's Dog Brewery is launching its Farmhouse Ginger Beer made with Australian ginger and no additives or preservatives, a Pea Blossom Lemonade, and Wheat Ale and Indian Pale Ale beers.
  • 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 high quality muesli prompting him to make his own.
  • 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’ which has a backstory as good as its taste.
  • Little Creek Cheese of Wyong – Artisan cheese and dairy producers whose haloumi cheese 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.
  • 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 with all products are preservative and additive free.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.