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Queensland Camel Dairy takes GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE at the 2024 Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Show

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Cause for celebration - Summer Land Camels takes GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE at the 2024 Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Show

Queensland’s Summer Land Camels takes GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE at the 2024 Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Show


The Champions of the 2024 Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Show have been just announced with Queensland's Summer Land Camels taking home Gold for the Camel Milk, Silver for the Camel Milk Persian Feta, and Bronze for Camel Milk Powder. With a legacy dating back to the 1870s, the Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Produce Show is one of the industry's most prestigious competitions.


This sweep takes the tally for the famous camel dairy based in the Scenic Rim, to an incredible 85 since 2018! 🏅🎉 And it’s the United Nations Year of the Camelid! Product imagery here

According to Tiffany Beer, the Chair of Judges, the quality of entries this year was outstanding, reflecting the excellence of raw materials and the technical prowess of the Australian dairy industry. "I was very impressed with the turnout of entries this year, and the level of quality presented across all classes was really high. It's a reflection of the technical production skills and constant development, resulting in the consistent quality our local producers are striving for," Beer said.

Paul Martin, founder and director of Summer Land Camels, Australia’s largest Camel dairy and the world’s largest wild camel training centre, was ecstatic to be in the leaders circle for the seventh year running. “This is the United Nations Year of Camelids so we feel incredibly honoured to highlight the exceptional attributes of Camel Dairy. We take great pride in demonstrating how our regenerative agriculture practices result in superior-quality products,” he said.


Summer Land Camels has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to developing new products, with an emphasis on preserving the health benefits of the milk.


“Camel milk is globally renowned for its health benefits and as a nutritional 'dairy alternative.' In Australia, we boast the healthiest camels with superior genetics. Rather than culling these incredible creatures, establishing a sustainable industry makes much more sense, and we're actively contributing to that initiative,” he said.  


“One frequently asked question we field is about the taste of camel milk. While describing it as delicious is one thing, earning a gold medal at the Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Show adds substantial credibility to that claim. It’s best to come and try for yourself!”


Paul said that there were four words to sum up the brand essence of Summer Land Camels – Feel Well, Do Good.  Producing camel milk for those who need it for health reasons and saving the wild camels are his top motivators.


“Although Camel Milk is notoriously difficult to make into cheese, our team has been able to create a nationally award-winning Persian Feta as well as Fromage Blanc, Haloumi and even cheddar.  The unique structure of the milk, with the small fat and protein molecules makes cheeses with a delicate, smooth and creamy mouthfeel and the taste is second to none,” said Paul. “Perhaps the most astounding thing is that all Camel Milk dairy products can be consumed by people with dairy sensitivities and lactose issues. Camel Milk is in high demand around the world – Australian Camel Milk in particular, but there are challenges in transporting and storing the fresh milk.  To make our award-winning fresh milk available to more people, we now have our Camel Milk powder - freeze-dried to lock in the pure goodness.”


If you'd like to try their award-winning dairy products, visit farm shop or order online.

Camel Rides, Farm Tours, Camel Milk Skincare – Summer Land Camels


THE UNITED NATIONS YEAR OF THE CAMELID - All year and around the world, these remarkable creatures will be celebrated. From the iconic llamas of South America to the enduring camels of the Middle East, Asia, and of course Summer Land’s caravan of camels (yes, the collective noun for a group of camels is a caravan!), they will take centre stage. Why, because camelids have played and continue to play vital roles in cultures, economies, and ecosystems around the globe. Yep, they are pretty important. And they are also super cute!


Summer Land Camels is an easy hour drive from Brisbane and is a perfect day out, and is close to the Scenic Rim Farm Shop and Café and Elderflower Farm, The Roadvale Hotel, Harrisville, Boonah and Kalbar.





Contact details:

Kath Rose on 0416 291 493 or email


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