Norco, Australia’s largest and oldest dairy co-operative, is celebrating incredible recognition after taking home not one, but two distinguished awards at Dairy Australia’s, Grand Dairy Awards 2023.

Norco has been acknowledged as ‘best of the best’ in Australian dairy produce by a panel of esteemed cheese and dairy judges who spooned, nibbled and sipped their way through 320 products spanning 18 different categories.

The delicious, indulgent and creamy Norco Pure Jersey Milk was awarded Champion in the milk category for its product excellence and quality in creating and delivering a truly distinctive pure jersey milk.

Celebrating a third award nod is Norco’s Real Iced Chocolate winning the Champion in the Flavoured Dairy Drink category, beating all other flavoured milk in Australia. Judges were not only impressed by its decadent chocolate taste credentials but also for its outstanding milk quality and freshness.

Norco General Manager of Commercial & Strategy, Ben Menzies said it is a great honour to have both products awarded Champion in the most prestigious annual Australian Grand Dairy Awards.

“The Australian Grand Dairy Awards are the crème de la crème of dairy with both Pure Jersey and Real Iced Chocolate winning their way to the top through multiple state based competitions. The entire team at Norco are ecstatic with the praise we have received. It’s an absolute honour to be recognised on a national scale for our talent, hard work and the positive contribution we continually give back to our industry – which is the driving force behind everything we do,” Ben said.

“It’s wonderful to be recognised as dairy champions and Australia’s finest but it’s also a celebration of our 100% farmer owned co-operative, its people and our farmer Members.”

The Australian Grand Dairy Awards began in 1999 to recognise excellence and innovation in Australian dairy produce whilst celebrating the skilled and visionary producers behind the outstanding products.

To enter the Grand Dairy Awards, manufacturers must be awarded the gold medal at the Australian qualifying competitions and have products that are made from Australian milk. Champions are the highest scoring product of each class and Finalists are the top three products in each class.

Norco Lactose Free Lite Milk and Norco Real Iced Coffee Triple Shot were also awarded as finalists this year, demonstrating the high quality and excellence within Norco’s range.

The great tasting Norco Pure Jersey Milk is available in 1L and 2L and the Norco Real Iced Chocolate is available in 500ml and 750ml. Both products can be found at Woolworths, Coles and selected independent supermarkets.