2019 Cáis Irish Cheese Awards: Catherine Fulvio added to judging panel

Catherine Fulvio and her fellow judges of the Irish Cheese Awards 2019

The adjudication of the hundreds of entrants to the Irish Cheese Awards 2019 is well underway, with TV chef Catherine Fulvio joining the 14-strong panel for the exhaustive tasting process.



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22 October 2019

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The biennial Irish Cheese Awards process is once again underway among the Irish food lovers’ community. Ahead of the awards event itself on 7 November, the judging panel came together earlier this month to select a worthy list of winners and decide upon the best in class for 2019.

Now in its eighth year, the Irish Cheese Awards is organised by CÁIS (Association of Irish Farmhouse Cheesemakers) in association with sponsors Ornua, Pallas Foods and Bord Bia. The event highlights the talents present in the field of cheesemaking in Ireland, with entries open to both artisan and large-scale cheese producers within the 32 counties on the island of Ireland.

The comprehensive judging process took place at Bord Bia’s Dublin headquarters, where Catherine Fulvio was joined by 13 fellow judges including Ross Lewis of Chapter One restaurant in Dublin; John McKenna, Editor of McKennas’ Guides; Aoife Carrigy, food, wine and travel writer; Enda Howley of Ornua; and Russell James Alford and Patrick Hanlon of GastroGays.

Following the judging phase, 18 Irish cheeses have now been selected as Gold winners in their relevant categories, with the results to be announced and winners commended during the Irish Cheese Awards ceremony and gala dinner, which will take place on Thursday, 7 November at The Metropole Hotel in Cork.

For the first time in almost 10 years, CÁIS has appealed to the general public to share their valued views, inviting cheese lovers to cast their vote for their favourite Irish farmhouse cheese. Members of the public can cast their vote by visiting www.irishcheese.ie/publicvote. The winner of this exciting new category will be presented with their award during the black-tie event next month.

Tickets for the 2019 Irish Cheese Awards cost €69 per person and can be purchased on Eventbrite or through the website, www.irishcheese.ie/irish-cheese-awards. For more information on CÁIS and the Irish Cheese Awards 2019, visit www.irishcheese.ie. For social media updates, follow CAISIreland on Facebook and @caisireland on Twitter or follow the conversation using #IrishCheeseAwards



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