Bottega Rotolo and Qantas partner to bring cheese on (a) board


Monday, March 23, 2015 – South Australian fine food wholesaler, Bottega Rotolo has furthered its partnership with iconic Australian airline, Qantas Airways, providing a selection of quality South Australian and Australian products on selected domestic flights across Australia.

Passengers on-board Qantas domestic flights Australia-wide will be served a cheese experience on PM flights, showcasing products from some of the best South Australian companies, including Australian Cheddar Cheese, Beerenberg Quince Jelly and Tuckers Natural Oatmeal Crackers.

More than 200,000 serves of the cheese board will be delivered to Qantas flights. The cheese is hand-cut and packed with the accompaniments, into a presentable box that fits into the Qantas on- board catering trolley, at Bottega Rotolo’s head office and warehouse in Mile End.

The company has employed four new staff to help process the production of the cheese board experience at its head office.

“This has been an excellent opportunity to create further brand exposure for Bottega Rotolo, along with Tuckers Natural and Beerenberg – a trio of South Australian family owned businesses,” says Bottega Rotolo Chief Executive Officer, Shane Faulkner.

“At Bottega Rotolo we are passionate about fine food and wine, and proud South Australians, and we looked for similar family owned South Australian businesses, such as Tuckers Natural and Beerenberg, that shared our passion for quality.

“Getting our brand in front of hundreds of thousands of passengers is an exciting and fantastic opportunity for our business.”

This contract furthers Bottega Rotolo’s involvement with Qantas Airways, having supplied the airline with gourmet cheeses and accompaniments for its First and Business Class passengers for the past two and a half years.

“Having the Bottega Rotolo brand featured on Qantas flights takes a large team of dedicated industry professionals, from our company Founder Rosalie Rotolo Hassan, to quality assurance, production and logistics,” says Mr Faulkner.

“We are all proud to see our brand and hear feedback from passengers when they come into our retail stores.”

The cheese board experience is on-board now until September.