Thursday 22 March 2018

Taste of the land: menu's all-Irish suppliers

Food fit for a queen

starters and main courses

Smoked salmon -- Brigitta Hedda-Curtin, Burren Smokehouse, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare.

Salmon -- Clare Island organic salmon, Clare Island, Co Mayo.

Lemon balm -- Paul Flynn, The Tannery cookery school gardens, Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

Organic cold pressed rapeseed oil -- Kitty Colchester, Drumeen Farms, Co Kilkenny.

Wild watercress, cabbage, carrots, chive flower and garlic leaf -- Denis Healy Farms, Co Wicklow.

Rib of beef -- From a farm in Co Wexford, produced by Kettyle Irish Foods, Drumshaw, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh.

Ox cheek and tongue -- M & K Butchers, Rathcoole, Co Dublin

Black pudding -- McCarthys of Kanturk, Kanturk, Co Cork.

Potatoes and spring onions -- McNally family farm, Ring Common, Co Dublin.

Butter, milk, cream and creme fraiche -- Alan and Valerie Kingston, Glenilen Farm, Drimoleague, Co Cork.

Irish apple balsamic vinegar and apples -- David Llewellyn, Llewellyn orchard, Lusk, Co Dublin.

Strawberries -- Pat Clarke, Stamullen, Co Meath.

Milk -- Cleary family, Glenisk, Tullamore, Co Offaly.

Ditty's Irish oatmeal biscuits -- Robert Ditty, Belfast, Co Antrim.

Stoneground wholemeal flour -- Kells wholemeal, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny.

Buttermilk and butter -- Cuinneog Ltd. Balla, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

irish Cheeses

Glebe Brethan

Produced by David Tiernan in Dunleer, Co Louth.

Hard Comte-style cheese made using raw cow's milk from the Tiernans' own herd of Montbeliarde cows.

Cashel Blue

Produced by the Grubb Family in Fethard, Co Tipperary.

Semi-soft blue cheese, made using cow's milk from their own and selected neighbouring farms.


Produced by the Steele Family in Milleens on the Beara Peninsula, Co Cork.

Semi-soft, washed rind cheese made in a classic Munster style from pasteurised cow's milk.


Produced by Helen Finnegan in Stoneyford, Co Kilkenny.

Semi-firm goat's milk cheese in the classic French Tomme style.


uWhite soda bread, brown soda bread, sourdough wheaten bread,

uKerrygold salted butter and Glenilen unsalted butter

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