Decision Tools



Build your dairy factory

Thinking about building your own dairy factory? This online tool allows users to get a feel for the cost of building and running three types of dairy processing facility – fresh milk, UHT milk and spray drying. Access to the full application which allows for more detailed modelling is provided to Australian users via email request to manufacturers@dairyaustralia.com.au.

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Crescenza

Crescenza is one of the traditional cheeses from the plains of Northern Italy. This webinar by Emilia Brezzo walks through the essentials of making this classic cheese.
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Food Safety
Infrastructure
Innovation
Research

Cheese Whey Tool

Management and disposal of whey is a perennial challenge for cheese-makers. The Cheese Whey Tool allows users to assess the costs and benefits of various processing or disposal pathways for whey in order to gain insights into an optimal pathway. 

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Microbiology of cheese rinds

This webinar investigates what is the microbial diversity in cheese rinds, the design principles and how we can use this knowledge to improve cheese quality.
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Food Safety
Infrastructure
Innovation
Research

Dairy Food Recall Tool

This online tool has been created to help Australian dairy businesses understand the potential costs of a food recall and help guide decisions for improvements to their procedures.

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Understanding the crunch - a deep dive into cheese crystals

This webinar discusses cheese crystals and how we can understand the crunch in cheese.
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Consumer
Industry data
Business Management
Research

Are you trade ready?

An in-depth self-assessment tool aimed at predicting what you know, and what you need to know, to get started in manufacturing and trading dairy products for domestic and export markets.

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Creating a unique Australian cheese

This presentation covers figures related to the current situation of the dairy market in Australia and worldwide.
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Food Safety
Infrastructure
Innovation
Research

Food Safety Culture Self-Assessment Tool

Use this tool to assess food safety culture in your dairy manufacturing business.

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Acid and buffering during cheesemaking

This webinar goes through why acid and mineral balance are key to cheesemaking.
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Food Safety
Infrastructure
Innovation
Research

Early Milk Collection Index (EMCI) Tools

Version 1 of the EMCI tool is designed to quickly and simply determine whether milk picked up early at above 5 degrees C will meet Food Standards Code and/or EU requirements.

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Early Milk Collection Index (EMCI) Tool 1

The EMCI tool is designed to determine whether milk picked up early at above 5 degrees will meet Food Standards Code or EU requirements.
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Food Safety
Export
Production Input

Version 2 of the EMCI tool is more complex, allowing additional inputs to be used in this detailed risk assessment for milk falling above the milk cooling curve.

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Early Milk Collection Index (EMCI) Tool 2

Version 2 of the EMCI tool allows additional inputs to be used in this detailed risk assessment for milk falling above the milk cooling curve.
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Food Safety
Export
Production Input

Insights from industry experts

We’ve asked industry experts to provide insights on running a dairy business and some of the pitfalls to avoid.

These videos cover a range of topics relevant to those looking to start a dairy manufacturing operation.

Sourcing milk for manufacturing

In this video Mr. John Perrott, National Sales Manager of Australian Consolidated Milk examines the options available for businesses looking to source milk to manufacture their dairy products.

Thinking about exporting dairy products?

In this video Mr. Chris Scarlett, Managing Director, Ausfine Foods outlines the opportunities and risks of exporting dairy goods to foreign markets.

Export logistics

In this video Mr. Peter Verry, Managing Director, Peloris Global Sourcing discusses the most important considerations when arranging to ship dairy products to foreign markets.


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