The Qualité Awards 2016

Qualité AwardA Qualité Award is a symbol of outstanding quality for dairy products and is only awarded to South African Dairy Champions, which have obtained a specific minimum point on the international scorecard. The first objective is to reward manufacturers who have achieved outstanding quality in their products and secondly to make these products recognizable to the client in the trade.

Only a very limited number of products obtain this prestigious award during the annual South African Dairy Championships, which are then allowed to display the distinctive logo on the products for the ensuing year. Agri-Expo is continuing to promote the value of the award amongst manufacturers, consumers, retailers and food aficionados in order to increase the trust in the award. The main retailers in South Africa support the Qualité Award and have given their support to increase consumer awareness.


No Company Product
1 Parmalat SA (Pty) Ltd Woolworths Unsalted Butter
2 Parmalat SA (Pty) Ltd Woolworths Soft Scoop Vanilla and Berry Ice Cream
3 Parmalat SA (Pty) Ltd Round Gouda
4 Parmalat SA (Pty) Ltd Woolworths Matured Gouda – 12 months
5 Parmalat SA (Pty) Ltd Woolworths Gouda 24 Months matured
6 Fairview Cheese Company Woolworths De Leeuwen
7 Fairview Cheese Company Chevin
8 Fairview Cheese Company Woolworths Crottin
9 Fairview Cheese Company Woolworths Botham’s Cremezola Blue
10 Dairy Exchange (Pty) Ltd Low Fat Plain Yoghurt
11 Dairy Exchange (Pty) Ltd Low Fat Fruit Yoghurt-Fruit Salad
12 Dairy Exchange (Pty) Ltd Low Fat Flavoured Yoghurt Black Cherry
13 Fair Cape Dairies Pty Ltd Woolworths Quarter Mousse
14 Fair Cape Dairies Pty Ltd Chocolate Mousse
15 Dalewood Fromage Huguenot 12 months matured
16 Dalewood Fromage Huguenot 6 months matured
17 Roe-Mhy Goat Dairy Goatsmilk Butter
18 Woodlands Dairy Spar Salted Butter Spread
19 Lancewood Holdings Halloumi
20 La Montanara Halloumi
21 Meze Foods Halloumi
22 Rhodes Food Group Woolworths Fior Di Latte Mozzarella with Olives & Thyme
23 Belnori Boutique Cheesery Benidictus

Consumers are encouraged to look out for these outstanding cheeses to experience their exceptional flavours.

The 2016 SA Dairy Champions, Qualité Award winners and Dairy Product of the Year were announced at the Agri-Expo Qualité Awards Dinner on 27 April at Grand West.