Waterford’s food producers won big at this year’s Blás na hEireann awards, with eleven companies picking up prizes.
The Blás 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 with the Food Science Dept of UCC, is now recognised as an international industry standard.
The staff at the Granville Hotel walked away with the most prestigious award after getting gold for their raspberry jam.
The total winners list for Waterford is as follows:
Granville Hotel’s Raspberry Jam, Meagher Quay, Waterford City.
West of Ireland Rack of Lamb, Dawn Meats, Grannagh Business Park, Waterford.
Irish Gourmet Butter’s Garlic Butter, 30 Kings Channel, Maypark Lane, Waterford.
Walsh’s Bakehouse Traditiona Blaa – PGI Status, 34 Mount Sion Avenue, Waterford.
Black Twist Hard, Bayview, Kinsalebeg.
Dawn Meats Premium Butcher 35 Days Matured Matador Roast, Grannagh Business Park, Waterford.
Salmon Bit 240g from Glorious Red Ltd, Unit 10. Seapoint Business Park,Tramore.
Banana Blue Pip and Pear Chilled Baby Food, The Little Orchard, 27 George’s Street, Waterford.
Sundried Tomato and Basil Pesto from Pure Food Company, Unit 3e, Dunhill Ecopark, Ballyphilip, Dunhill.
Pure Food Company’s Sundried Tomato and Chilli Pesto.
Coffee House Lane of Waterford – 1690 Blend, Unit 619 B Northern Extension, IDA industrial estate, Cleaboy Road, Waterford.