Golden win for Ewetopia Farm

Winning ways: Ewetopia Farm's Ian and Jill McKittrick are thrilled with their Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show results.
Winning ways: Ewetopia Farm's Ian and Jill McKittrick are thrilled with their Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show results.

EWETOPIA Farm has struck gold.

The farm's halloumi won a gold medal in the sheep milk product, cheese any other variety class, at the Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show.

This is the first time Ewetopia Farm's Ian and Jill McKittrick have entered the show.

"It was pretty exciting to us and pretty encouraging," Mr McKittrick said.

"It was nice to know we obviously must be doing a few things right and hopefully that will continue to growing our products in the local market."

Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show is considered one of the most prestigious and competitive events in the dairy industry.

Cheese and dairy products have a long history with the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, with a tradition of competitions stretching back more than 150 years.

The Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show has been operating in its current format since 1994.

The competition attracts more than 900 entries in 104 classes.

Ewetopia Farm also took home silver in the non-homogenised white milk class for its Mootopia jersey milk.

The farm only milks a few cows, with its Jersey milk a sideline to its sheep milk product range.

"Everything we produce, we produce on the farm," Mr McKittrick said.

"We reckon this is a pretty important part of keeping a good quality control on our products."

The 52 hectare farm is at Ellenborough west of Wauchope.