Irish winners among prestigious Great Taste 2015 winners

Food critic and Great Taste awards judge Charles Campion

A number of Irish food products have been honoured as part of Great Taste 2015, the annual awards celebrating excellence in regional producers



5 August 2015

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One of the most prestigious blind taste-tests in the world, Great Taste 2015, has reached an exciting stage for Irish producers. Following the judgement of 10,000 products and the awarding of 130 Great Taste three-star accolades, eight of the winners are Irish producers.

The Irish winners include olive oil by Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms, an Irish farmhouse country butter made by Cuinneog Ltd. and James Whelan’s beef dripping. The winning producers will begin displaying the coveted gold and black Great Taste logo on their packaging, but the competition is not over yet. The top winners in all categories will be announced at the Golden Fork Awards Dinner in London on September 7th.

Recognised as a mark of excellence among consumers and retailers, the Great Taste Awards are judged by a larged panel of food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, writers and more. The products are removed from their individual packaging before being tasted, savoured and discussed by the 400-strong panel. In the words of food critic Charles Campion [pictured], a Great Taste award is “the only award worth having.”

To learn the full list of regional winners in the Great Taste awards, visit



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