Produce Awards 2018: Northern Ireland regional judging

Our Northern Ireland regional delicious. Produce Awards 2018 judging in association with Fisher & Paykel, were hosted at The Irish Game Fair, Shanes Castle, Antrim on Saturday June 23.

The expert team of judges taste-tested their way through all the fabulous shortlisted products (see bottom of page), from the region, in this year’s Produce Awards.

A huge thank you to ALL the producers who entered and made it as far as the shortlist.

Produce Awards 2018: Northern Ireland regional judging

Which products are going through to the national final?

Nine products were selected by the judges to go forward to the national final in October, to be held at London’s Borough Market, and these are:

  1. Abernethy Butter Abernethy Black Garlic Butter
  2. Broughgammon Goat Bacon
  3. Cavanagh Free Range Eggs Ltd Free range eggs
  4. Clandeboye Estate Yogurt Co Clandeboye Estate Greek Style Yoghurt
  5. Lough Neagh Fisherman’s Co-operative Society Lough Neagh Pollan
  6. Lough Neagh Fisherman’s Co-operative Society Smoked Lough Neagh Eel
  7. Mash Direct Ltd Beer Battered Chips
  8. Rooney Fish Pacific Oysters
  9. Dart Mountain Cheese Sperrin Blue Cheese

Congratulations, and good luck for October!
The judges:

Peter GottWild Boar and rare pig farmer, Founding Trader of Borough Market 1998, and a judge on BBC Food & Farming Awards, and Countryside Alliance.

Jenny Bristow – Ireland’s Good Food ambassador and cookery school owner

Una McMahon-Beattie – Head of the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Ulster University

 

The shortlist of produce for the Northern Ireland region:

Abernethy Butter 

  • Abernethy Black Garlic Butter

Broughgammon Farm

  • Goat Bacon

BlackFire Artisan Food

  • Botanic Sauce
  • Bonfire Chipotle
  • Hot House Sauce
  • Redhead Sauce
  • Samson Sauce

Cavanagh Free Range Eggs Ltd

  • Free Range Eggs

Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt Co

  • Clandeboye Estate Greek Style Yoghurt

Copeland Spirits

  • Rhuberry Gin

Dart Mountain Cheese

  • Sperrin Blue Cheese

Granny Shaw’s Fudge Factory

  • Fudge

Krazibaker

  • Potato Apple
  • Potato with Dexter Mince, Carrot and Onion

Lough Neagh Fisherman’s Co-operative Society

  • Lough Neagh Pollan
  • Smoked Lough Neagh Eel

Mash Direct Ltd

  • Beer Battered Chips
  • Red Cabbage & Beetroot

Nearynogs Stoneground Chocolate

  • 72% Dominican Republic Chocolate Bar

Rooney Fish 

  • Pacific Oysters

The Irish Black Butter Company 

  • Irish Black Butter

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