Brisbane’s having a bit of a moment right now. Fresh off being named one of The New York Times’ must-visit global destinations for 2024 and The Calile being named the best hotel in Australia – and one of the best in the world – a Brisbane gelateria has just scooped the title of Australia’s best gelato at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards.
Milani Minus Eight Degrees, located in Sunnybank, won the Grand Champion Dairy award for its peanut caramel gelato.
The artisan gelato shop can be found in the southside suburb’s Market Square Courtyard, where they serve up a range of creamy, delicious gelato flavours ranging from classics to more experimental varieties.
Hosted by Dairy Australia and the Royal Agriculture Societies, this dairy accolade is regarded as one of Australia’s most prestigious. The awards had 380 entrants this year, spanning several categories including cheese, ice cream, milk, butter, yogurt and gelato. Each product was judged based on flavour, aroma, texture, body, and visual appearance.
Yue Lin, the owner of Milani Minus Eight Degrees, has spent the last decade crafting his gelato recipes, and was first inspired to start making gelato after a family trip to Italy in 2004.
Another Australian dairy producer than won an award was Victoria’s Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese. This South Gippsland farm took out the Grand Champion Cheese title with their oak blue cheese.
You can find more information via the Australian Grand Dairy Awards website.