Artisan Cheese Making Academy Australia
Staff Profile: Kris Lloyd
Kris is manager and Head cheesemaker of Woodside Cheese Wrights.
Woodside Cheese Wrights is a specialist cheesemaker of goat and cow cheeses producing fresh, white mould and matured cheeses. Production is around 50 Tonne with distribution throughout Australia.
Kris is the Head cheesemaker supported by a passionate team of cheesemakers making cheeses to traditional methods resulting in plenty of flavour and individual character. Kris has also pioneered a range of seasonal cheeses, with innovative packaging and presentation, to take advantage of seasonal variations in milk supply.
In 2004 Kris established the South Australian Specialist Cheese Association "CheeseSA" to promote specialty cheese and introduce industry driven education and training programs in South Australia. Kris is currently the Chair of the association. Kris is also the Director of CheeseFest, Australian Alfresco Cheese Festival, a Board member of the South Australian Tourism Commission and Chair of the Artisan Cheese Making Academy - Australia.
Woodside Cheese Wrights has won numerous cheese awards throughout Australia, including the Grand Dairy Award in 2002 and 2011, and has won the South Australian Premiers Food Award in 2002 , 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2008 Woodside Cheese Wrights was awarded 1 gold and 2 silver medals at the renowned World Cheese Awards held in Dublin - Woodside was the only Australian cheese maker to receive a gold medal in these awards. Kris was the national winner of the 2010 Telstra Business Woman - Innovation Award.
Kris travels widely throughout the world to help benchmark her products, to learn new techniques and gather product ideas.