This news segment is a fine example of a feel-good story with a hook to a local event that typically screens at the end of a news bulletin.
Colin Cunningham was a dairy farmer and cheesemaker for 40 years before turning his hand to making gelato, perfecting his recipe in 2015 in time for the Ekka honour.
The Royal Queensland Food and Wine Awards are a precursor to the Royal Queensland Show, or Ekka for short, which attracts over 400,000 visitors each year.
The story segues into another ice cream winner – Olympic silver medal-winning pole vaulter Tatiana Grigorieva, who at the time owned an ice cream shop in Brisbane, and finally the stiff competition for the finest cheese in Australia.
Bill McDonald presents the story reported by Eammon Atkinson for Seven News Brisbane. Broadcast 8 May 2015.
Notes by Beth Taylor