Apostle Way Cheese adding value to regions milk

Mr  PURCELL  (Western Victoria) (09:51:45) — It gives me great pleasure to rise today to congratulate Cooriemungle cheesemakers Julian and Dianne Benson of Apostle Way Cheese. For members who do not know, Cooriemungle is in the Shire of Corangamite in western Victoria. The Bensons from Apostle Way came home with a swag of awards from the Dairy Industry Association of Australia awards night. Their Southern Briez brie-style cheese won two awards, and they won silver medals for the Smear Ripened, Bay of Martyrs and Loch Ard Gorgeous cheeses and for its Apostle Way full cream milk. It is great to see the high-quality milk from our region being turned into award-winning products locally, and I encourage members from all regions to support their industries which actually add value and make very good and varied products for their regions.