A more innovative and quality-focused dairy industry
Kate is the creator and owner/operator of Hunter Belle Cheese, a boutique cheese company based at Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley, which produces unique, high quality, hand made cheese from milk of Brown Swiss cows.
Her vision for the dairy industry is for it to become more innovative and focused on quality, value adding and niche markets. Her goal is to strengthen the dairy industry through growth of Hunter Belle Cheese, by identifying and producing new products and expanding current markets.
Kate says that participating in the Award helped her assess where Hunter Belle Cheese was positioned within the dairy industry and how she could improve her individual and business contribution to her local community and industry.
Kate says her involvement in the Award has also assisted with awareness of Hunter Belle Cheese products which resulted in growth and expanded volume into the Sydney and Queensland markets throughout 2005 and 2006.