Local producers in finalists for the Irish Food Awards

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BLAS na hÉireann, the Irish Food Awards, has announced its finalists for 2019, with a total of 16 food producers short-listed, with a total of 52 products up for awards, an increase on last year’s 49.

Wexford food producers will be proudly flying the flag for their county as they head for the prestigious awards ceremony which takes place in Dingle on Saturday, October 5th.

Those through to the finals include:

  • Fancy Fungi Gourmet Mushrooms,
  • Irish Country Meats,
  • Kelly’s Bakery,
  • Killowen Farm,
  • Naturally Cordial,
  • O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co.,
  • Regan Organic Farm,
  • Scúp Gelato,
  • Tara Hill Honey,
  • Tasty Parlour,
  • Wexford Home Preserves,
  • Wild About,
  • Zaeire Artisan Chocolates,
  • Zanna Cookhouse,
  • Staffords Bakery and
  • Sadies Cordial.

A spokesperson for Wexford Food Family said they wished to congratulate all of their finalists and also sought to encourage all residents and visitors to Wexford to seek out produce from local producers.

The Blas na hÉireann awards is the biggest blind-tasting of produce in the country and judges come from all backgrounds including chefs, academics, people in the trade, buyers and home cooks.

This is the 12th year of the competition. Last year, Rooney Fish were crowned Supreme Champion for their Millbay Oysters and Refuge Hot Chocolate took home Best Artisan Product.

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