Kraft-Walker Cheese Company commenced in Allansford in 1935 leasing the factory premises from Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company. Dairy companies entered competitions organised by the Dairy Industry Association and associated organisations and local agricultural societies to encourage improvement in products. Some of these awards are considered prestigious and highly regarded within the industry.
The certificates were passed to Cheese World Museum by the factory management.
This certificate was held by the factory management until transfer to Cheese World Museum. The certificate provides an insight into the dairy industry during the 1950s.
Cream card certificate from Royal Agricultural Show has a plain line border on left, bottom and right side with inner border of green vine plant on left, top and right side. A sheaf of oats and a scene of haymaking complete the border design. The top of the certificate has the Department of Agriculture Victoria logo flanked by circular images of a sheep and cow on the left and a hen and horse on the right. The centre of the certificate has a gold shape overprinted with black.
Inscriptions & markings
Government Champion Certificate/ Awarded to Kraft Walker Cheese Co Pty Ltd (Allansford) at the Royal Agricultural Show 1951/ for Champion Cheese/ Issued by direction of/Hon. the Minister for Agriculture/H A Mullett/ Director of Agriculture/ W J Park/ Judges