Murgon students enter cheesey Ekka competition
STUDENTS from Murgon State High School have entered into this year's Cheese Champion Competition at the Ekka.
Today the next generation of cheese makers will learn their grades at the Royal Queensland Show's Student Made Cheese Competition Awards at the Brisbane Showgrounds.
Twenty-four Queensland schools entered 143 cheeses into the competition, with international dairy expert and chief judge Russell Smith spending two days this week tasting and marking them.
Murgon State High School and Kilcoy State High School were among those entered.
Through this program the students learnt how to make camembert and blue cheeses in the classroom.
This was after their teachers took part in the RNA Teachers' Cheese Making Workshops at the Brisbane Showgrounds in March this year.
Nowhere else in Australia offers educators free cheese making workshops combined with student cheese making competitions.
The competition covers two cheese classes: Mould Ripened Cheese White and Mould Ripened Cheese Blue.
It is an engaging way to teach students where their food comes from.
The curriculum aligned competition is also an introduction to a possible cheese maker or dairy food scientist career.
The winners will be announced today at 10.30am at the Brisbane Show-grounds.