This Woolworths cheese was named Dairy Product of the Year


We all know that a great meal begins with the best-quality ingredients. And in a triumphant win, Woolworths’ Mature Gouda, aged 10 months and crafted by Lactalis South Africa, emerged as the Dairy Product of the Year at the prestigious South African Dairy Awards.

Woolworths Gouda


The Gouda stood out among over 1 000 dairy products where a formidable team of 82 experts, representing 52 companies, meticulously evaluated each entry to discern the very best.

Chief judge and dairy expert Graham Sutherland expressed his admiration for the winning cheese, saying, “The Woolworths 10-month Mature Gouda has established a legacy for exceptional quality over a period of time. What makes it so unique is the combination of taste and texture, which produces a flavourful and satisfying tasting experience.”

This accolade not only celebrates Woolworths’ commitment to excellence but also underscores the importance of quality ingredients in creating exceptional dishes. Woolworths’ dedication to sourcing the best-quality ingredients for their products is evident in the award-winning cheese, which sets a new standard for excellence in the dairy industry.

Woolworths Gouda


Breyton Milford, General Manager of Agri-Expo, emphasised the importance of supporting excellence and promoting innovation within the dairy industry. “This year’s record number of entries and excellent results testify to an innovative industry with healthy competition between bigger manufacturers and smaller entrepreneurs,” he noted.

The triumph of Woolworths’ Mature Gouda shines a light on the brand’s commitment to excellence and innovation, reaffirming its position as a leader in the South African dairy landscape. With its unparalleled taste and texture, the award-winning cheese is not just a testament to craftsmanship and expertise but also a reflection of the brand’s dedication to providing consumers with products of exceptional quality and taste.

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