KYNETON'S Country Cob Bakery has won the title of Australia's Best Pie for the third year in a row.
The business won the Baking Association of Australia's top award for their Pepper Steak Pie.
Owner Ryan Khun said the bakery was proud to be recognised for a third consecutive year.
"We're just over the moon," he said. "We're very excited."
Country Cob Bakery also took out the best plain beef pie, best vegetarian pie, best flavour beef pie, and best gourmet pie categories at the 2020 awards in Sydney.
The bakery also won 19 gold medals and 22 silver medals for their pies, as well as four silver medals for their pasties.
Mr Khun and his brother Chan opened Country Cob Bakery in 2016 after selling their original bakery in Doncaster.
Mr Khun said while the previous wins had brought in business, the COVID-19 restrictions had made this year more challenging.
"Winning last year definitely brought more people to Kyneton," he said. "We're hoping the same will happen when restrictions are lifted.
"People will be able to go to our Kyneton or Boronia store to try a good pie."
In the meantime, Mr Khun said the Country Cob Bakery had set up an online store.
Residents in places like Bendigo, Mount Alexander, Ballarat, and metropolitan Melbourne could purchase the award-winning pastries at countrycobbakery.com.au
Mr Khun said the bakery was also hoping to win a fourth consecutive year at the 2021 awards.
"We always love the competition," he said. "We just want to prove that our product can match it with the best of the best."
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