Part Nine: Irish food and drink producers worth getting to know

Celebrating the best of what we grow, create and produce here in Ireland – this ongoing series looks at some of the many things we create here.

Here are five more producers that stood out for me this week:

Ballycotton Seafood

I recently bought a huge plaice from the folks at Ballycotton Seafood, and not only was it superb value but it tasted really good.

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A family owned fish and seafood business, they offer fresh fish as well as smoked fish using traditional oak methods.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ballycottonseafood/timeline
Website: http://www.ballycottonseafood.ie/

Irish Piedmontese Beef

Two family farmers based in Tipperary and Laois, Irish Piedmontese Beef supply meat which is said to be lower in fat and cholesterol than chicken.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IrishPiemonteseBeef
Website: http://www.irishpiedmontesebeef.ie/

Keen Nut Butter

Based in Northern Ireland, Keen’s first product line was a range of natural, minimally processed nut butters, offering a healthier alternative to peanut butters.
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Website: http://keennutbutter.com/

The Dough Bros Wood-Fired Pizza

Based in Galway, The Dough Bros specializes in making Neapolitan style pizzas, using fresh, seasonal and local produce.

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Their dough is handmade in front of people’s eyes, as well as their sauces. Their oven reaches temperatures of up to 500 degrees celsius!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedoughbros

Orpens Cider

With no juice concentrate used in their brew, their delicious cider is made from fresh pressed apples.

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“Our cider tastes of Ireland, because it reflects our soils and our climate”

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrpensCider

(All photos from featured Facebook pages)

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