In 1908 Fredrick Carlton Hills sailed from England to settle in North West NSW. He bought with him knowledge of working the land, tendering crops and reading the weather. His success in the region planted the seed for the legacy that is today Bellata Gold.
Grandson to Fredick Carlton Hills, Doug Cush, moved to the Bellata region, in the heart of the Golden Durum Triangle in 1975. Not content with prices provided in the domestic market for his premium grade durum, Doug began exporting direct to Italy.
When a container of grain spilt on the wharf in Sydney on its way to Italy, Doug, curious to see why his grain was so popular with the Italian pasta makers, had it milled and made into pasta and entered into the Fine Food Exhibition in Sydney..........it scooped the pool and won numerous prizes. Encouraged by a number of rave reviews, Doug decided to investigate a little further and took a trip to Italy. Whilst there he discovered the world’s finest pasta makers knew where Doug was from (Bellata, a small village) because of the quality of the durum wheat produced in the area. Whilst in Italy, Doug met a pasta maker’s Grandmother who tasted Doug’s pasta – she commented that she had not tasted pasta like that since she was a little girl. She explained that today most pasta was blended with bread and lower quality durum wheat, which meant it did not have the ‘al dente’ characteristics of real pasta, and further more lacked taste; unlike Bellata Gold with its earthy flavours.
Bellata Gold has now grown into an International success, exporting to the US, UK, Singapore, Japan and UAE.
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