Get dairy creative in the kitchen

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

During semester one twenty-seven Sacred Heart College students whipped up a storm in the kitchen, thanks to the ‘Great Ocean Road – Careers Made Here - Cheese Your Own Creation’ programme. 

The programme involved students and teachers in a uniquely creative way: in teams of two, students designed their own imaginative dairy creation to bring to life. 

The student chefs then developed and made the recipe and submitted it along with a photo to be judged. 

Twelve lucky recipes will be selected for inclusion in the 2020 Great Ocean Road Calendar.
‘Cheese Your Own Creation’ is taught as part of Sacred Heart College’s Food Technology classes and involves hundreds of students and teachers from 100 schools across Australia.
Sacred Heart College’s Food Technology teacher, Ms Ann McGeehan said her students had a lot of fun learning about all things dairy through the Great Ocean Road program. 

“Cheese Your Own Creation’ has encouraged our students to use their imagination to bring amazing creations to life out of everyday dairy products. I’ve been so impressed with the nutritious meals our students have created with simple ingredients like milk and cheese,” Ms McGeehan said.

Tracy Wong, Great Ocean Road Senior Brand Manager, said ‘Cheese Your Own Creation’ makes important links between the dairy industry, schools and local community. 

“Great Ocean Road and Saputo Dairy Australia are proud to support the ‘Cheese your Own Creation’ programme which is a great opportunity for local students to get creative while learning about the wide range of career opportunities in Australia’s exciting dairy industry,” Ms Wong said.

Great Ocean Road also gives students and teachers supporting resources and curriculum, a $100 gift voucher to purchase products and a copy of the 2019 Great Ocean Road calendar for creative inspiration. 

“Through the programme, students gain an understanding of the dairy industry, the nutritional value of its products and the importance of the industry to regional economies – all while having lots of fun in the kitchen. I’m excited to see what the students at Yarrawonga create and trying my hand at some of their recipes,” Ms Wong said. 

At the conclusion of the ‘Cheese Your Own Creation’ programme, each student will be awarded a certificate in recognition of their hard work and creativity. 

The 12 winning creations will receive $250 for their school. 

Results will be announced on November 4 with prizes presented to the winning schools and students.