As thousands descend on the beautiful South East region of Ireland, to witness The Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships, some typical foods of the region are set to showcase on the menu. At this month’s Championships in Gorey, Co. Wexford, on May 22nd-May 25th, the crowds will be getting a taste of the area in no uncertain terms! The Waterford Blaa -which now has PGI status (Protected Geographic Indication) because of its historic connection with Waterford City, new season Slaney Valley lamb from the Wexford countryside, and delicious traditionally grown Wexford Strawberries will be wowing visitors and world media. These foods will be on the menu at The Good Food Ireland Village, an exclusive restaurant offering at the event. The Village is the only food experience of it’s kind ever to take place at a major agricultural event. Good Food Ireland was specially chosen as the sole food provider for the four days – a huge honour and great reward for chefs and business owners in the network who prioritise Irish ingredients in cooking. Event goers will experience Irish food at it’s best, made by Good Food Ireland Approved Providers. The Blaa, made by specialist makers M&D Bakery in Waterford, will be filled in a variety of ways, including Slaney Valley Lamb, by some of our top chefs. This delicious Wexford reared meat will also be given the spicy slow cook treatment by Ananda and feature in an Irish Stew from Kelly’s Resort Hotel and Spa in Rosslare, Co. Wexford, Early summer tastes are captured in Wexford strawberries, served in crepes, with chocolate or with cream and ice cream. What a treat!