Cheesy business idea wins gold for couple

South Western Times
Carina and Matthew Telder say they were blown away after hearing they had won.
Camera IconCarina and Matthew Telder say they were blown away after hearing they had won. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

Boyanup’s Scapegoat Dairy has been named a winner at the 2019 Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Show, winning gold for its unpasteurised goat’s milk.

Carina and Matthew Telder entered the dairy industry in late 2017, meaning the win came as a huge surprise for the couple who had never entered their produce in a competition before.

“It’s really exciting!” Mrs Telder said. “It’s validation of the hard work we’ve done in getting our milk right.”

Mr Telder added the decision to enter the industry was not taken lightly, but it was refreshing to know they had their systems right and the end results were as good as they had hoped for.

All the winners and place-getters from the show were notified of their success by email on Monday night but without feedback or general comments.

“All we got was a score ... and we scored 18.33 out of 20,” Mrs Telder said.

“We will apparently receive some feedback as to what the judges thought and where we need to improve still.”

To prevent the waste of excess milk, the Telders have been practising their cheese making skills and will attend an “intensive cheese making course” next month.

Harvey Cheese and Yallingup Cheese already produce goat’s cheese with milk sourced from the couple.

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