Co. Waterford scoops 14 prestigious food awards

Food and drink producers from Co. Waterford were awarded for their hard work last Friday (30 September) by scooping titles in the prestigious Blas na hEireann Awards.

The Irish Food Awards, celebrating and rewarding the very best tasting Irish food and drink products, and the passionate, driven producers who make it, held the ceremony in Dingle.

A total of eight different producers won, spanning nine different categories, including the Chef’s Larder and Best in County titles going to Irish Gourmet Butter.

And across all the winning categories, producers brought home an incredible 14 different awards, with six gold, four silver and two bronze.

Congratulations to them all and also to all nominated producers in the county too!

Winners were:

Producer: Dawn Meats
Lamb added flavour category
Gold – Specially selected Premium West of Ireland Lamb Guard of Honour with Rosemary and Garlic Salt Rub
Bronze – Butchers Selection lamb burger with salt and pepper and citrus and herb crust

Producer: Irish Gourmet Butter
Dairy – Butter (flavoured) category
Gold – Garlic & Herb Butter
Silver – Lemon & Herb Butter

Producer: Knockanore Cheese
Cheese – Hard (Added Flavour) category
Gold – Signature Tastes Allenwood Cheese

Seafood, Terrines and Paté:
Producer: Planté
Terrines/Paté – Vegetarian category
Gold – Lentil Paté
Silver – Lentil with Cherry and Cranberry

Ready Meals & Prepared Foods:
Producer: Pipin Pear
Baby & Children’s Food category
Silver – Mamia Pasta Bolognese
Bronze – Pipin Pear Cheesy Chicken Pasta

Producer: Walsh’s Bakehouse
Morning Baked Goods – Baps and Floury Buns category
Gold – Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Waterford Blaa

Savoury Pantry:
Producer: Slice Wood Fire Pizza
Savoury Sauces – Tomato category
Silver – Slice Pizza/Pasta Sauce

Savoury Snacks, Drinks:
Producer – Viking Irish Drinks
White Spirits & Liqueurs category
Gold – Viking Irish White Wine Liqueur

Chefs Larder:
Producer: Irish Gourmet Butter
An Leabhar Pastry Butter

Best in County:
Irish Gourmet Butter

Nominated producers include, who all received a certificate:
Glorious Sushi
Faithlegg Hotel