In coordination with the Australian Embassy, Dairy Australia is visiting Kuwait as part of their Middle East annual tour with an aim to develop awareness of the Australian dairy industry amongst retailers, importers and distributors. In addition to the food and dairy processing sectors, more focus will be on the applications of Australian dairy in food service, bakery and retail sectors.
For the first time, Celebrity Chef Tim Hollands will showcase Australian recipes using Australian dairy products at Kuwait’s premier food event 'The Taste of Q8' which will take place on Thursday, 17 March at Marina Crescent.
“Dairy is a very important agricultural sector for Australia, ranking the third largest agribusiness sector after beef and wheat. The Middle East is the sixth largest export market for Australia, with dairy exports to the region totalling AUD $303 million in 2014/15. Key dairy products imported into the region are cheese (especially cream cheese), milk powder, butter and yogurt,” said the Australian Counsellor Commercial to Kuwait, Jack Hajjar.
“With a growing consumer appetite and over 160 direct flights between Australia and the Gulf, there are new opportunities for the wide range of fresh and value-added Australian dairy products to be enjoyed as part of the multicultural cuisine in the region,” added the Australian Ambassador in Kuwait H.E. Warren Hauck.