The dairy industry within Australia was developed over centuries, and ultimately created the industry we have now. It is no surprise that many Australians love their dairy. Even in recent years, our love for dairy has remained constant. The broader supply chain issues through 2020, didn’t stop the domestic dairy demand overall from remaining strong.
Australians’ love for dairy goes back to the days when it was mainly a farming country, and many would source their food from other farmers. Dairy was for many a huge source of nutrients and was loved by hard-working Aussies. This continued into the new millennium and for decades has been exacerbated by the love for Australian products that involve consuming dairy products.
Aussies are lovers of delicious, fresh products, whether that is at home, or out at their favourite restaurants and cafes. Our love for dairy also influences our hospitality industry and the food that is created and served as a result. To many Australians, there is nothing better than heading out for a delicious, juicy and cheesy burger, crunchy cheesy nachos, beautifully creamy pasta or all the delicious dairy-filled desserts, and the list goes on. This is why many of us aren’t surprised at the popularity of dairy products.
Just as our love for dairy creates demand in hospitality, the busier hospitality, the better the dairy industry performs. Why? Well because generally more dairy is used throughout food service, than almost any other area. From the cheese on our pizzas and burgers to the butter on our bread – it all makes an impact.