TALI POLICHTUK WINS THE PROVOLONE VALPADANA PDO CHEESE COMPETITION
With the “Valpadana Provolone Cheese Ice-Cream with Balsamic Strawberries, Oat Biscuit Shards & Cheese Caviar”, Tali Polichtuk, a Cert III Patisserie student at Willliam Angliss, passionate and promising future chef, won the first edition of the Provolone Valpadana PDO cheese Competition, the contest promoted by the Consorzio di Tutela in collaboration with the William Angliss Institute. In addition to the satisfaction, Tali also gain a $5,000 scholarship provided by the Consortium.
The final stage of the contest, staged today at the WAI headquarters in Melbourne, involved 15 students who presented as many original recipes, using either the sweet or spicy version of Provolone Valpadana PDO. To judge the creations were Fabio F. De Lorenzi, Communications Manager of the Consortium, Dale Lyman, a Professional Cookery Instructor at William Angliss Institute and World Chefs’ accredited judge who judged or convened in over 60 competitions both nationally and internationally, and Luca Ciano, celebrity chef and host of the TV show ‘Luca’s Key Ingredient’ on Channel 10.