the great australian CHEESECAKE COMPETITION

Who will be crowned Nosh’s Great Australian Cheesecake champions for Nosh 2019?!

In 2019, there will be three categories to the competition: baked, non-baked and a junior (aged 18 & under) cheesecake category. It’s time to get your recipes ready!


If you’re interested in submitting a cheesecake to this year’s competition, simply fill in the form below and you will be emailed a competition number in order to submit your cheesecake completely anonymously - a critical element of our competition!

You will be supplied with a cake box in which to deliver your cheesecake - the boxes will be available for collection from the Narrabri Region Visitor Information Centre.

Cheesecakes are to be delivered (in the cake box supplied) to the Crossing Theatre Band Room the day before Nosh: Friday 30 August 2019 between 2pm - 4:30pm. No entries will be received after 4:30pm.

The winners will be announced during Nosh Narrabri’s food and wine festival on Saturday 31 August.

Please see the terms & conditions below for further information, or contact competition organisers Jocellin or Helen via email ([email protected]) or phone (Jocellin: 0419 628 454 or Helen: 0456 922 818).

Good luck!


The winner of the open-section baked cheesecake category will receive two return flight tickets from Narrabri to Brisbane OR Sydney thanks to Nosh's official airline partner - Fly Corporate!

The winner of the open-section non-baked cheesecake category will receive two return flight tickets from Narrabri to Brisbane OR Sydney thanks to Nosh's official airline partner - Fly Corporate!

The winner of the junior cheesecake category (aged 18 and under) will receive a $400 ten-pin bowling package from one of the Nosh official accomodation partners - the Crossroads Hotel!


With thanks to the sponsor of the Nosh Great Australian Cheesecake competition:



The 2019 judges are:

  • Edwina Reid, No 1 Bent St Sydney

  • Rhys Gard, Tatts Bistro

  • Janice Smith, Sydney Royal Easter Show cake judge

  • Geoff Woodham, Fly Corporate

  • Katrina White, Relish Catering

  • Ricky Mason, Crossing Theatre


To enter, please complete the form below and click on 'submit' when finished:

Name *
Please select from either Open or Junior. Note: the junior category is only open to entrants aged 18 or under.
Please select from either Baked or Non-Baked.
Should my cheesecake be the winning cheesecake, I am aware and give permission for Nosh to auction off the cheesecake at the Saturday event *
I am aware that my cheesecake will be divided up with slices being made available for a gold coin donation to raise money for Nosh's chosen charities *
I agree to be publicly announced if I am a winner *
Please note: if you are the overall winner, we would like to interview you in person on the day (Saturday 31 August).
I agree to the Terms and Conditions set below *


Rules of the Competition

Nosh’s Great Australian Cheesecake Competition will unearth and celebrate the greatest cheesecake cook in our region.

The competition has three cheesecake categories: open category baked, open category unbaked and junior (aged 18 & under).  The winner of each will be determined by a panel of judges.

The winners of the open unbaked and baked sections will receive return flights for two from Narrabri to Brisbane or Sydney, courtesy of Nosh's official airline Fly Corporate. The winner of the junior section (aged 18 & under) will receive a $400 ten-pin bowling package from one of Nosh’s accommodation partners, the Crossroads Hotel.

The Great Australian Cheesecake Competition is conducted using clear rules and fair competition. This competition will be conducted under the following rules for entry:

  1. Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any non-conforming entries.

  2. Any person who is not a member of the organising committee, a judge or steward in this contest is permitted to enter.

  3. Entrants are permitted to enter multiple times providing the same recipe is not used more than once.

  4. Entry is free.

  5. The competition is restricted to amateur cooks only. To clarify -
    Those who have an ABN and who operate their business within the food industry are not eligible to enter the competition.
    Those who may regularly delve into their hobby of cooking (and may receive small amounts of money from time to time selling their baked goods to friends and family and through contacts via word-of-mouth etc) are more than welcome to enter.

  6. Entries must be submitted under the cook's own name.

  7. Entrants shall complete the online entry form via Nosh's website.

  8. A new online entry form must be submitted for each cheesecake to be entered. A unique competitor number will be generated each time an application is completed.

  9. Entries will include the name and contact details of the cook.

  10. Each cheesecake must be presented on a standard non returnable foil covered rigid cake board. Cake presentation boards must not have any unique identifying features on them.

  11. All entries will be served to judges at the same temperature. Neither the judges nor the stewards serving the judges will know the name of the cook whose cheesecake is being served.

  12. There will be three rounds of judging, the first will be on visual appeal only, with the top five cakes in each category going through to the final round of judging.

  13. In the final round of judging each cake will be scored out of five in the areas of: visual appeal, taste and texture.

  14. Judging will be by blind tasting. Judge’s decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into.

  15. Completed judging/score sheets will be returned to the entrants within two weeks of completion of judging via email.

  16. The judging panel will be required to resolve any tie so that only one winner for each category is found.

  17. All entries must be delivered to the Crossing Theatre Band Room between 2pm and 4:30pm on Friday 30 August 2019. No entries will be received after 4:30pm.

  18. Please ensure each cake has its unique identifier number on the presentation board. A cake box in which to deliver your cheesecake will be available for all entrants via the Narrabri Region Visitor Information Centre.

  19. Whilst all care is taken when handling the cheesecakes, Nosh Narrabri takes no responsibility/liability resulting from any damages due to handling the items when in the care of the Stewards.

  20. Steward’s Office address for entries:
    Penny Jobling
    The Great Australian Cheesecake Competition Gatekeeper
    Narrabri Region Visitor Information Centre*
    Tibbereena Street, Narrabri NSW 2390
    Tel: 02 6799 6762

    *Please note that the cheesecakes are to be delivered to the Crossing Theatre Band Room, not the Narrabri Region Visitor Information Centre on Friday 30 August.


Some of the amazing entries in the inaugural Great Australian Cheesecake Competition at Nosh 2017! In 2017, the inaugural winners were: Karina Munting (winner); Wanda Dunnet (runner up), Ronnie Bower (second runner up).