Tasty Tipperary treats at world food & web summit

Good Food Ireland Producers at the Food Summit - Kellys Of Newport - Sean Kelly, Country Choice - Peter Ward, Crossogue Preserves - Tom Mc Cabe, Balkinwillin Farm - Patrick Mulcahy. Photo by  Paul Sherwood.
Tipperary Good Food Ireland members flew the blue and gold at Dublin’s Herbert Park this week, showcasing the county’s finest produce to visitors at the world tech Web Summit.

Tipperary Good Food Ireland members flew the blue and gold at Dublin’s Herbert Park this week, showcasing the county’s

finest produce to visitors at the world tech Web Summit.

Some 400 food producers and chefs from all corners of Ireland worked around the clock to create ‘Ireland on a plate’ for the 20,000 delegates and journalists at this year’s Web Summit, which kicked off in Dublin last Tuesday. Tipperary’s food producers have already become household names across the country, and this was a chance for homegrown Tipp brands to shine on the world stage.

Tipperary Good Food Ireland members Crossogue Preserves, Cooleeney Farmhouse Cheese, Country Choice, Larkins of Garrykennedy, Inch House, Hickeys Bakery, The Apple Farm and Irish Piemontese Beef proudly flew the flag for the Premier County, bringing their expertise and exceptional flavours to the tables of the Food Summit with Good Food Ireland.

Busy and dedicated Good Food Ireland chefs, producers, growers, foragers, cheese makers, bakers, chocolatiers, preserve makers and artisan speciality food creators from all across the country busied themselves feeding the 20,000 or so visitors to what has been described as the largest ever showcase of Irish food, and Tipperary food businesses provided a huge range of their fantastic food to keep the thousands of delegates happy. An all-island organisation, Good Food Ireland is a like-minded collection of people committed to growing the island of Ireland as a food tourism destination and to prioritising the importance of local Irish food. The Food Summit with Good Food Ireland is an opportunity to put on the green apron, and to tell the story of Irish food in a very real way to an engaged and informed audience. “What we are doing at the Food Summit is not just important for each individual business, but for the reputation of the whole country as a food island,” said Margaret Jeffares, founder of Good Food Ireland,