Nokia Business Innovation Award
Woodside Cheese Wrights
A self-taught cheesemaker, Kris Lloyd took over Woodside Cheese Wrights in 1999. Recognising the importance of staying fresh as new players entered the market, Kris travelled to Europe to attend workshops, competitions and visit individual cheesemakers, using what she learned to produce numerous award-winning cheeses. Kris has pioneered a range of seasonal cheeses, with innovative packaging and presentation like vine leaves and organic flowers, to take advantage of variations in milk supply. Knowing that learning her craft is costly and aware there was a skills shortage in South Australia, she formed Cheese SA, an incorporated peak body that raises awareness for her industry. She established a cheesemaking training course through TAFE, and is the founder of the Cheesemaker in Residence Program, which brings international cheesemakers to South Australia to impart their skills locally. Kris is a Board member of the Dairy Industry Development Board and The Premiers Food Council.
“Cheesemaking has no boundaries and allows an individual to experiment and be creative.” Kris Lloyd.