2012 Winners

Castlemine Farm, Fourmilehouse, Co Roscommon for Castlemine Farm Free Range Pork


Patrick and Carol Rooney, Derrycamma Farm Foods, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth for Derrycamma Farm Rapeseed Oil

David Tiernan, Co. Louth for Glebe Brethan Cheese


McCarthy's of Kanturk, Co. Cork


Con Traas, The Apple Farm, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

2011 Winners

Janet Drew's Beetroot Blush


Coopershill House Irish Venison


O’Neill Foods Dry-cured bacon and hams

Flahavan’s (The Environmental Award)


Derek O’Brien (Lifetime Achievement Award)

2010 Winners

Moonshine Organic Milk


Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese


Fermanagh Free Range Chicken, Co. Fermanagh

Joe and Eileen Condon, Co. Tipperary


Nicky’s Plaice, Howth, Co. Dublin

2009 Winners

Clare Island Organic Salmon, Co. Donegal


Derryvilla Blueberries, Co. Offaly



Carrigbyrne, Co. Wexford

2008 Winners

Patrick Moran for Kerry black-faced mountain lamb


Superquinn for SQ Superior Quality Irish rib eye dry-aged Hereford beef


The Hempenstall Family of Wicklow Farmhouse cheeses for Wicklow Blue Cheese


Olivia Good Willie for Lavistown, a unique Irish farmhouse cheese


The Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland




2007 Winners

Good 4U Food and Drink Company, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, for brocco shoots


Meadow Sweet Apiaries, Co Offaly, for their range of honey products



Mossfield Organic Farmhouse Cheese, Co Offaly, for their range of cheeses


Umera Smoked Products, Timoleague, Co, Cork, for smoked silver eel

2006 Winners

Ballycross Apple Farm Fruit Juices, Co. Wexford


Glenilen Farm, West Cork


Brady Family Hams, Co. Kildare

Keelings Irish-grown Peppers, North County Dublin


Jack & Betty Hick

2004/2005 Winners

Arbutus Breads, Co. Cork


Crozier Blue Cheese, Co. Tipperary


Kinvara Organic Smoked Salmon, Co. Galway

Silver Hill, Co. Monaghan, for their range of duck products

2003 Winners

Belvelly Smokehouse, Co. Cork


Silke Croppe for her range of goats, sheep and cows milk cheeses


Pat O'Doherty, Enniskillen, for his oak-smoked Irish lamb

James McGeogh, Oughterard, Co. Galway, for his range of speciality pork, lamb and beef products

2002 Winners

Farm and Speciality Food Market, St. George's Market, Belfast


Mine Gabhar Goats Cheese, Co. Wexford



Ditty's Home Bakery Oatcakes and Shortbread, Castledawson


Dilliskus Cheese, Dingle Peninsula Cheeses,

Co. Kerry

2001 Winners

Moyallon Foods Venison and Speciality Game (Mid-Ulster) (Supreme Award)


Woodcock Smokery Kippers, Co. Cork


Stable Diet Kitchen cakes and biscuits, Co. Wexford


Harrisons – Commercial Wing of REHAB

(Enterprise Award)

2000 Winners

O'Doherty's Butchers Dry-cured Black Bacon, Enniskillen, (Supreme Award)


Sheridans Cheesemongers, Dublin and Galway


Filligans Preserves, Co. Donegal


SeaStar Whole Cooked Salmon, Co. Cork

McCambridges Ice Cream, Dublin


Glenisk Organic Yoghurt, Co. Offaly


Rod Alston – Organic grower and teacher, Organic Centre, Leitrim (Lifetime Acheivement Award)

1999 Winners

Barry Brothers Beef, Co. Cork (Supreme Award)


Cratloe Hills Mature Sheep's Cheese, Co. Clare


King Sitric Seafoods with Sauce, Dublin


Offbeat Bottling Company, Co. Down

Connaught Gold Low Fat Butter, Co. Sligo


Odlums Quick Bread Mixes


Peter Corrigan of the Irish Master Butchers Federation (Lifetime Acheivement Award)

1998/1997 Winners

Bill Hogan, West Cork Natural Cheeses for his Gabriel and Desmond Cheeses (Supreme Award)


Rudd's Dry-cured Rashers, Co. Offaly


Glenarm Smoked Salmon, Co. Antrim


Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese, Co. Waterford

Glenoak Trout Dishes, Co. Antrim


Sheila's Farmhouse Natural Country Butter, Co. Mayo


Edward Twomey – Clonakilty Black Pudding

(Lifetime Achievement Award)

1996 Winners

Boilie Goat's Cheese, Co. Cavan


Seastar Whole Crab, Co. Cork


Wilson's Country Potatoes, Co. Armagh



Veronica Steele, creator of Milleens Farmhouse Cheese, Co. Cork (Lifetime Achievement Award)

1995 Winners

Compsey Creamery, Co. Tipperary


Marc Michel Organic Vegetables, Co. Wicklow



EuroToques – European Community of Chefs

(Special Award)

1994 Winners

J. Hick & Sons, Craft Pork Butchers, Dalkey and Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin


Ardrahan Farmhouse Cheese, Co. Cork


 Lir Irish Chocolates Georgina O'Sullivan of CBF (Special Award)


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