Celebrations for Waterford food producers
It was a great night for Waterford at the Blas na hÉireann awards with wins across a number of categories. For the second year running the event was virtual, celebrating the very best in Irish food.
The local Bronze, Silver and Gold winners are:
- Barefoot Farm - Chef's Larder
- Faithlegg Hotel Waterford Ireland - Bronze
- Glorious Sushi - Bronze
- Irish Gourmet Butter - Silver
- Knockanore Cheddar - Gold
- Pipin Pear -Gold, Silver & Bronze
- Planté - Gold
- Viking Irish Drinks - Gold
- Walshs Bakehouse – Gold & Best in County
- Woodstown Bay Shellfish Ltd. - Bronze
Positive reaction from the organisers
Chairperson Artie Clifford feels that now, more than ever, it is essential to shine a light on food producers.
These are the 14th annual Blas na hÉireann awards and despite the very challenging situation, I am delighted to report a record entry level from producers right across the island...Congratulations to all the winners and to every producer who participated. It is always such a rewarding experience to see the wealth of exceptional foods being produced on the island of Ireland, and this has been the best year yet.
What are the Blas na nÉireann awards?
The awards recognise the very best Irish food and drink products, and the passionate people behind them. Products from every county in Ireland were entered into this year’s competition to win Gold, Silver or Bronze Blas na hÉireann awards in over 150 food and drink categories. There were also key awards like Supreme Champion and Best Artisan Producer.