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About the SA Dairy Championships


The aim of the SA Dairy Championships is to recognise and reward the quality of dairy products. This contributes significantly to promoting excellence in the dairy industry and elevates the profile of the industry amongst consumers. The growing number of entries is a clear indication of the high level of confidence dairy processors have in the Championships and is confirmed by the high number of 975 entries from 74 producers in 2020.

The championships consist of ten categories (cheese, butter, yoghurt, cottage cheese, ice cream, cultured and flavoured milk, dairy desserts, dairy dips, milk and UHT milk, cream) and more than 100 classes for end products in the dairy industry. The cheese category is the largest, taking up more than half of the entries. The number and quality of goat’s milk and continental cheeses increased significantly over the years, which is mainly due to growing demand and innovation amongst cheesemakers. The SA Dairy Championships is unique in South Africa and is regarded by the industry as a world-class event.

Entries open for the 2021 SA Dairy Championships: Monday 11 January 2021

Closing date for entries: Monday 1 February 2021

SA Dairy Championships Judging: Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February 2021

SA Dairy Awards Event: Friday 26 March 2021 Join us from 19:00-20:00