NINE producers from Waterford were among the winners at the Blas na hÉireann, Irish food awards in Dingle.
The bronze, silver and gold winners from Waterford, across a range of categories, were:
- Blackwater Distillery,
- Carters Chocolate Café,
- Irish Gourmet Butter,
- Legacy Irish Cider,
- Pip & Pear,
- Pure Food Company,
- Tastefully Yours Ltd. trading as Kiely’s Dunhill,
- Tea & Coffee Warehouse and
- Veronica’s Cafè.
Irish Gourmet Butter won Best in Waterford and the Pure Food Company won Best in Farmer’s Market for Waterford.
Blas na hÉireann awards have been dubbed the Oscars of Irish food. They recognise very best Irish food and drink products from across the whole island.
Products are blind-tasted, with all packaging and identifying features removed.
Judges come from a range of food backgrounds from chefs to restaurateurs, academics, journalists, authors, food champions, caterers and enthusiastic home cooks.