Hearty congratulations to our member producers who have picked up major gongs in this year’s Great Taste Awards in London.
One member we’ve long been a fan of is Cuinneog Butter, based in Co. Mayo. This delicious golden butter is absolutley sublime, made on the farm, and has now been international recognition. Entered into the Great Taste Top 50 list for producers who products have gained three coveted Great Taste gold stars, and are deemed to be ‘faultless’. Didn’t we always know it – but the judges recognised quality when they tasted it and placed Cuinneog among only three Irish producers to enter this prestigious Top 50 list.
“We are really delighted and proud to get this award, because we are really proud of our butter”, commented Breda Butler, who is the 2nd generation of the business that was started by her parents Tom & Sheila Butler 25 years ago, in response to local demand for proper country butter, a flavour that was disappearing.
“We have resisted going with the latest trends and have kept to our original aim of re-capturing the traditional flavour of butter known in every Irish farmhouse long ago. For us it is all about that special taste, so it means a lot to us to have the butter recognised at such a high level by the Great Taste awards”
Major applause also to another big favourite of ours. We’ve been swooning over Glastry Farm Ice Cream for ages now! They took two stars at this year’s Great Taste Awards for their Ling Heather Honey Ice Cream. Their ice creams wowed us many moons ago and they impressed the judges this year in the UK. This latest ice cream sounds absolutely delicious and we can’t wait to try it soon!
Well done to both camps in representing Ireland at such a high standard. Another great achievement from committed and dedicated Good Food Ireland members!