Members of the Wexford Food Family have just returned from the annual Blas na hEireann, The Irish Food Awards. The awards, which took place in Dingle on Saturday 5th October, is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland.
Wexford Food Family members were extremely well represented at these prestigious awards and 12 of our members came home with 19 awards between them, award winning producers include:
- O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co
- Irish Country Meats
- Wexford Home Preserves
- Killowen Farm
- Scup Gelato
- Fancy Fungi Gourmet Mushrooms
- Zanna Cookhouse
- Kellys Bakery
- Tasty Parlour
- Wild About
- Tara Hill Honey
- Naturally Cordial
The Blas awards are the biggest blind tasting of produce in the country, and the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself, which was developed by Blas na hEireann with the Food Science Dept of UCC, is now recognised as an international industry standard.
Research has shown that the Blas accreditation has the highest recognition amongst Irish consumers and using the award logo on packs encourages shoppers to buy these products. It is their guarantee of a top-quality Irish product.
The Wexford Food Family congratulates all of our Winners and finalists. We encourage all residents of and visitors to Wexford to seek out the produce of our fabulous producers in the best food shops, restaurants and hotels.
Wexford Food Family s a not for profit network of food and drink producers dedicated to growing the food industry in County Wexford through growing the business of our members
For more information on Blas na hEireann please see https://www.irishfoodawards.com/