Melbourne food trade expo attracts a dozen producers from NSW

The Fine Food Australia trade expo in Melbourne in September attracts thousands of producers, including gourmet producers from NSW.

Prodcuers come from places small and large, including Sydney, Snowy Mountains and Illawarra-Shoalhaven.

NSW government minister for trade and industry Niall Blair said the “Flavours of NSW” stand at the event will feature stunning gourmet food and niche beverages from locations such as Riverina-Murray, Central Coast and Hunter.

“Fine Food Australia is our annual olympics for food, bringing together 1,000 plus exhibitors from over 60 countries to compete for the attention of more than 20,000 food industry buyers and importers,” he said.

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“The event gives NSW food and beverage producers a chance to market their brands to a who’s who of the industry and sell their products to the nation and the world. This year’s event is in Melbourne and we’ve assembled a diverse list of our best and most innovative producers to showcase what we’re made of here in NSW,” said Blair.

“Our products will include mouth-watering artisan cheeses, gourmet coffee, native bush food, award winning condiments, sugar free chocolate, seaweed infused creations, and niche beverages including craft ginger beer and Snowy Mountains schnapps,” he said.

Fine Food Australia, to be held from 10-13 September, is a trade-only event targeted at professionals working in the foodservice, hospitality and retail industries.

NSW has more than 50,000 agricultural, aquaculture, fishing and food and beverage processing companies that contribute to a food and agriculture export industry worth more than $7 billion a year.

Fine Food Australia will also allow the NSW exhibitors to learn from industry leaders about the latest industry trends, and for restauranteurs to source the best and newest NSW products for their menus to keep diners walking through the door.

Exhibitors from NSW include Blushing Blueberries of Macksville, Julianne’s Kitchen from Hornsby, Little Creek Cheese from Wyong, and White Horse Coffee from Sutherland.