Sabina Kindler

A Darling Downs Wagyu has steaked its claim as the nation’s finest in the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show’s (RQFWS) prestigious Branded Beef and Lamb Competition, held at the Brisbane Showgrounds on Friday 22 May. The Darling Downs Wagyu, produced by Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), took out the coveted John Kilroy Cha Cha Char Grand Champion Branded Beef of Show beating 41 other entries in the grass fed, grain fed, Wagyu (marble score of 1-5) and Wagyu (marble score of 6+) categories.

Chief Judge Elaine Millar said the winning steak was a standout entry and proved why Queensland produces some of the best beef in the world. “The Grand Champion AACo Darling Downs Wagyu ticked all the boxes due to its lasting juiciness, silky buttery texture and stunning sweet and delicate caramel flavours,” she said. “Both the commentary and the incredibly close scoring indicated that our Australian beef is not only escalating in quality each year but also a leader in the global beef market.”

The expert judges, including award-winning restaurateurs John Kilroy of Brisbane’s famous Cha Cha Char, David Pugh of Restaurant Two and Shaun Malone from Bucci, tasted their way through almost 60 of the finest beef and lamb products from across the country.

The RQFWS is one of the nation’s premier food and wine competitions; it is dedicated to unearthing, celebrating and promoting the nation’s best of the best.

via media release – Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show