A Kyneton bakery is best in the pie business.

Country Cob Bakery has claimed the title of Australia’s Best Pie 2019.

The bakery’s caramelised pork and pepper pie took out the top spot in this year’s Australia’s Best Pie and Pastie Competition, hosted by the Baking Association of Australia.

Ryan Khun, who owns the bakery with his brother Chan, said he was thrilled his bakery had received the honour of Australia’s best pie two years a row.

“I’m very excited and proud of the whole team and everyone feels incredible again because we won last year … it’s unbelievable,” he said.

“We won this year for the caramelised pork and pepper pie – it was judged Australia’s best pie, also Australia’s best gourmet pie.

“Then we have the curry scallop which is the seafood pie and was also Australia’s best seafood pie.”

Ryan said the secret to the best pie was the passion that goes into making it.

“It’s lots of love, lots of care in the production, lots of practice and passion,” Ryan said.

“We’ve got a very good front team and back team – everyone is working together, willing to share ideas.

“Before we send it to the competition, my team is the real judge. They tell us ‘something is missing in there so you need to add more of this or add more of that’ so we get everyone’s ideas and put it in the pie, otherwise we can’t have a good pie. I can’t do it without them.”

Ryan said he already has his sights set on next year’s competition.