RQFWS Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet Competition presented by Lendlease

The RQFWS Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet Competition was the first in the country dedicated to judging the best in sorbets, gelato and ice cream. Since its introduction in 2011 as a stand-alone competition, entry numbers have remained high, confirming it as one of the nation's premier dairy competitions. 

This year, renowned international food judge, cheesemaker and dairy connoisseur, Russell Smith, will return as Chief Judge of the RQFWS’s Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet Competition.

Russell Smith, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, will oversee an expert judging panel which will be made up of some of Australia’s most respected and experienced food industry professionals.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your products judged at the highest level, by some of the nation’s top dairy judges. The products are judged on their flavour, aroma, body, texture and presentation.

Join us in celebrating Australia’s finest produce and secure your chance to win a place in this prestigious, national competition. This is a unique branding opportunity for your business, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Entries will open on Monday 20 February, 2017.

Benefits and Opportunities

Participating in the Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet Competition gives you the opportunity to access the following benefits:

  • Winners will be mentioned in RQFWS Media Releases, social media posts and on the website.
  • An opportunity to be featured at the RQFWS wine tasting event – Grape Grazing by Night - Celebrating Australian Wine (July) with more than 500 guests
  • Access to RQFWS medal artwork, medal label artwork is provided to winners free of charge
  • An opportunity to be featured throughout the 10 days of Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), the largest event in Queensland, including: Ekka Media Launch (July), RQFWS Cooking Stage, The Royal Queensland Steakhouse, RQFWS food outlets, Corporate Suites, Sponsor Lounge and RNA Council events

2017 Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet Winners

The Lendlease Grand Champion Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet of Show winner is Dark Chocolate Sorbet exhibited by Milani House of Gelato.

Result Catalogues

Forms and Downloads

Important Dates and Information

  • Entries open Monday 20 February 2017
  • Entries close Friday 31 March 2017 at 5pm
  • Judging Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 May 2017
  • Delivery of entries Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 May 2017 
    8.30am to 4pm

    Delivery docket and map will be provided after the close of entries.

    (No entries will be accepted before or after this date)
  • Deliver entries to Attn: Cheese & Dairy Competition
    Ernest Baynes Dining Room
    Brisbane Showgrounds
    600 Gregory Terrace
    Bowen Hills QLD 4006
  • Awards Presentation Friday 26 May 2017
    11.30am to 1.30pm
    Brisbane Showgrounds
    600 Gregory Terrace
    Bowen Hills QLD 4006
  • For specific competition related enquiries please contact:

    Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet -
    Competition & Events Coordinator
    Phone: 07 3253 3989
    Email: chamlin@royalqueenslandshow.com.au

  • Enter Online


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