Part 15: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

Celebrating the best of what we grow, create and produce here in Ireland – this continuous series is looking at some of my favourite producers.

Here are five more Irish companies that make the most of what we have to offer:

West Cork Garlic

West Cork Garlic has been grown on land near Ballynacarriga, Enniskeane which has produced great tasting Irish garlic.


This is because there’s a combination of rich fertile soil near to the Bandon river along with planting premium quality Irish grown seed, as well as reputable imported seed. No wonder it tastes so good.


Ariosa Coffee

Based in Ashbourne, Ariosa’s goal is to bring the very best single origin speciality coffees from around the world to their costumers, without any compromises.


Michael Kelly imports and roasts carefully selected coffees from around the globe.


The Snacktastic Food Company

An award-winning homemade artisan snack company using fresh locally sourced quality ingredients.


According to its creators, the Snacktastic Food Co. “emerged out of pure frustration at the lack of choice in stores for munching, crunching, dipping and snacking”.  They set out on a mission to make the perfect snacks without all the unnecessary stuff.


Burkes Farm Ice Cream

Who can resist the creaminess and deliciousness of ice cream? Based in Meath, Burkes are the makers of the finest Jersey Milk Ice Cream and Sorbets.


Bernie and John Burke have been producing ice cream since 2006 from their herd of Jersey cows and have won many awards for their great quality.


Glenbeigh Shellfish

Established in 1994, Glenbeigh Shellfish has been harvesting crops of mussels, oysters and clams to loyal customers for many years.


Nestled in Dingle Bay, the company also produces a very popular range of prepared mussels with their handmade Herb & Garlic and Cajun butter crumbed.


(All images via company sites)

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