The Danish Dairy Gourmet Award was founded in 2003 in order to raise the profile of the quality and innovation of Danish dairy products.

The purpose of the Gourmet Award primarily is to further the interest of food sector trends setters in dairy products and to render visible the quality and innovation taking place within dairy production.

The International Dairy Contest is exclusively based on a dairy technical assessment of the products whereas the Gourmet Award has its focus on a consumer oriented assessment of taste, odour and exterior.

The judging panel will include food professionals, e.g. food journalists and chefs.