Good Food Ireland® Takes the Flavours of Ireland to Milan!

Good Food Ireland® Takes the Flavours of Ireland to Milan!

Immediate Release - June 2024

This week, Good Food Ireland® was delighted to represent the very best of Irish food on the international stage! We were invited to Milan by Tourism Ireland and Ireland West Airport to showcase our incredible All-Island Good Food Ireland® Collection to international media and tour operators.


The highlight of the trip was crafting a special dinner for 80 guests, celebrating the launch of the new Ryanair flights from Milan to Ireland West Airport. To ensure an authentic Irish experience, we flew in all the ingredients from our esteemed Good Food Ireland® producers and collaborated with the chefs at Winter Garden Hotel to create a unique “Good Food Ireland® Showcase Experience” menu.


Our guests embarked on a culinary journey through Ireland, starting with a selection of fresh seafood delights including Croagh Patrick Seafoods Irish Oysters, Kelly’s of Newport “Putog,” and a showcase of three distinct smoked salmon varieties from Connemara Smokehouse, Burren Smokehouse, and Delphi Lodge & Estate. The evening was a fascinating exploration of traditional smoking methods, highlighting the unique characteristics of each producer.


For the cheese course, we presented a selection of farmhouse cheeses from Boyne Valley Goat Cheese, Aran Goat Cheese, and Milleens, perfectly paired with the incredible wild Irish honey from Sliabh Aughty Honey / Leahy Beekeeping and Delphi Lodge & Estate’s delectable chutney.


No Good Food Ireland® experience is complete without a taste of our legendary Tom Durcan Traditional Spiced Beef. And to cap off the evening, we treated our guests to freshly baked Irish Soda Bread made with Jinny’s Bakery ingredients, served with the quintessential Kerrygold Butter and Achill Island Sea Salt. Finally, we presented a sweet ending with Wilde Irish Chocolates Caramels and Achill Island Salted Fudge.


We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this evening a resounding success! We were thrilled to meet our Italian guests and reconnect with esteemed Irish trade friends. A lucky journalist and tour operator even won a Good Food Ireland® Experience at Cashel House Hotel and Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, part of our esteemed Collection.


Now, we’re off to Bellagio for a well-deserved lunch before heading to Cologne this evening! We look forward to sharing more culinary adventures with you soon.


Good Food Ireland® Showcase Menu

Jinny’s Bakery & Tearooms Irish Stout Soda Bread

Kerrygold Butter, Oils, Achill Island Pure Sea Salt, Smoked Sea Salt

and Sea Salt with Wakame

Croagh Patrick Seafoods & Oyster Farm Tours wild Atlantic Irish Oysters

Traditionally Smoked Organic Irish Salmon from 3 Smokehouses& Visitor Centres

Connemara Smokehouse, Delphi Lodge Fishery Smoked Salmon, Burren Smokehouse

Connemara Smokehouse Plain & Peppered Smoked Wild Irish Mackerel

Kelly’s of Newport “Putóg” Local Specialty Black Pudding

Tom Durcan’s Traditional Irish Spiced Beef

Delphi Lodge’s Fisherman’s Picnic Chutney, Chutney for Cheese and Caramelised Red Onion Relish

Irish Farmhouse Cheese

Aran Island’s Soft Goat’s Cheese & Dillisk Soft Goat’s Cheese

Milleens Farmhouse Cheese & Smoked Cheese

Boyne Valley Blue Goat’s Cheese & Bán Goat’s Cheese

Leahy Beekeeping Honey & Farm Tours Wild Slieve Aughty Honey

Wilde Irish Chocolates & Tours Achill Island Sea Salted Chocolate Caramels

Achill Island Sea Salted Caramel Fudge

Good Food Ireland® is the Trustmark for Visitors seeking Authentic Irish Food & Drink Experiences of the Island of Ireland. Established in 2006, you will find restaurants, pubs, cafes, country houses, castles, hotels and food and drink producers within its Sustainably Approved Collection. Visit

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