Top gong for baker working with farmers
WORKING with farmers to source the finest and best-tasting wheat has paid off for this baker.
Brasserie Bread founding director Michael Klausen took home the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Innovation Award at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
NSW Department of Primary Industries director-general Scott Hansen said NSW DPI was a proud sponsor of this award to recognise innovative production, research and development, marketing and promotion and development of consumer markets.
“Brasserie Bread, located at Banksmeadow, just south of Sydney CBD, has developed a close relationship with the four farms the business sources all its grains from,” Mr Hansen said.
“Michael works with the farmers to select the varieties of wheat sown to produce the precise flavour and baking characteristics he needs to produce a really world-class product.
“The grain is grown at North Star, Coonamble and Forbes in NSW, and near the Flinders Ranges, and almost all is milled in Tamworth.
“Each artisan bread product is baked with the utmost skill and care, using high-quality fresh ingredients to produce flavoursome products of remarkable character.”
Mr Hansen also congratulated Brasserie Bread on being named the winner of the 2018 President’s Medal and congratulated the other outstanding finalists: Barossa Fine Foods; Poachers Pantry; Black Label Berkshire; Cage Road Brewing; and Gundowring Fine Foods.
Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair presented the awards and said the RAS President’s Medal showcased supreme champions for outstanding quality wine, dairy, fine food, beer and cider.
“Brasserie Bread was recognised for the quality of its produce, and the strength of its social and economic contribution to its community,” Mr Blair said.
“The NSW Government is proud of the long association with this prestigious award initiative that acknowledges and celebrates some of the world’s finest food and beverage producers.”
WINNER WINNER: Brasserie Bread CEO Rodney Molla and Nick Wood.