Sheer determination, hard yakka and tenacity are qualities that propelled Epicurean Dairy Limited, producer and supplier of gourmet dairy products including yoghurts and cheeses, into the limelight as Supreme Winner in the Westpac Auckland Business Awards West.

Epicurean Dairy Limited took out the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award and the Excellence in Innovation category, as well as director, Angus Allan, winning the Excellence in Business Leadership category.

As entrepreneurial chefs, Angus Allan and Ofer Shenhav are keen to explain, "...[we] set out to achieve the unthinkable [and] Kiwis caught on fast...within 10 months of its conception [Epicurean] was New Zealand's best-selling gourmet yoghurt."

Epicurean Dairy Limited is an outstanding example of West Auckland business succeeding in the boutique, locally driven, niche innovation arena.

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This success story is another example of food industry innovation that begins with success in local markets followed by rapid expansion offshore.

Its brand story describes how Epicurean Dairy built a relationship with UK based experts in the UK food industry and how now Epicurean Dairy gourmet products, "...are sitting in fridges [on the opposite side] of the globe."