Student Made Cheese

Student Made Cheese

Competition Overview 

The Student Made Cheese Competition is an engaging way to teach students where their food comes from.

The competition assists primary students at a basic level - discovering how cheese is made, where it comes from and the dairy industry as a whole. Within the Secondary curriculum, the cheese-making unit crosses over general science subjects such as Chemistry (Year 10), Biology and Technology.

The competition follows on from the RNA Teachers' Cheese Making Workshops, led by international dairy judge Russell Smith.

Nowhere else in Australia offers educators free cheese-making workshops combined with student cheese-making competitions. This program is a unique, hands-on professional development activity for teachers and is the only course approved by Dairy Australia for cheese making in classrooms.

Teachers are given the opportunity to participate in the free workshops and are guided through the process of making either camembert or blue cheese. The teachers then pass the information onto their students, with the cheese-making process taking six to seven weeks.

This competition is aligned and recommended for Year 10 students. However, all year levels are welcome to enter.

Entries open: 31 January 2022

Entries close: 19 August 2022

Judging: 7 September 2022

Cost: FREE

Australian Curriculum Alignment

  • Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different rates (ACSSU187 - Scootle )

Entries close in 43 days
Important Dates
Entries open
19 August 2022
Entries close
19 August 2022
Food Safety Plan Due
02 September 2022
Delivery of cheese (day 1)
05 September 2022
Delivery of cheese (day 2)
07 September 2022
Judging commences
09 September 2022
Awards presentation
Contact Competition Coordinator
Phone: 07 3253 3900