Thursday 17 October 2019

Over 100 food producers to gather at Irish food festival later this month

Kevin and Seamus Sheridan. Sheridans Cheesemongers started as a market stall 20 years ago
Kevin and Seamus Sheridan. Sheridans Cheesemongers started as a market stall 20 years ago
Sheridan's Cheesemongers
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

Over 100 food producers will gather at one of Ireland’s biggest annual food events later this month.

Sheridans Cheesemongers is hosting its 10th Irish food festival on Sunday May 26, at its Virginia Road Station Headquarters in Co. Meath.  "The ethos of the festival is simple: only Irish food on the tables, and only producers behind the tables,” a spokesperson for the festival said. “We implement strict Irish-origin-only guidelines and insist the producers themselves run their stalls.”

“By doing this and keeping the cost of the stalls to a minimum, we attract many small genuine Irish food producers who you wouldn’t normally see at markets and fairs around the country.”

Sheridans Cheesemongers started as a market stall 20 years ago, according to Kevin Sheridan, co-owner of Sheridans and festival founder.

“For our festival’s 10th year, we have reached across the entire island of Ireland. Producers from the four provinces will come together showcasing Ireland’s incredibly rich and diverse food culture.”

The festival includes over 100 food stalls with everything from farmhouse cheeses to home-baked desserts, wild food preserves to locally milled flour, to butchers, meat curers, bee keepers, and cider-makers. 

Dining options on the day will include rare breed pork sausages, curries, barbeque grill and crepes.

For children, there will be a free entertainment area with bouncy castles and slides, and kids’ workshops.

Kids will have the opportunity to make bread, butter, and work with vegetables in tutorials by author and food producer Olivia Goodwillie.

For more, see http://sheridans.ie/sheridans-annual-irish-food-festival/

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