Three from North­ern Ire­land in the top 50 of this year’s pres­ti­gious Great Taste Nine from North­ern Ire­land get Great Taste three stars

Irish Examiner - Farming - - COVER STORY - He­len O’Cal­laghan The re­sults in­di­cate why Ir­ish beef con­tin­ues to hold a 70% share of the UK im­port mar­ket, with a host of prod­ucts from Ir­ish beef pro­ces­sors listed through­out the 1-star, 2-star, and 3-star win­ning prod­ucts in the awards

Three of the nine three- star winners from North­ern Ire­land made it into the top 50 of this year’s pres­ti­gious Great Taste Awards, the best 50 fo o d s i n t h e wo rl d wh i ch judges se­lected from 12,366 en­tries.

The big winners from North­ern Ire­land were the Elder­flower Ir­ish Cider of the Tempted Cider Com­pany, Lis­burn; and the Sweet Cured Ba­con Rack and Gle­n­arm Salt- Aged Lamb Rump from es­tab­lished world- class pro­duc­ers Han­nan Meats, Moira, Co Ar­magh.

We com­plete our re­sults of the pres­ti­gious Great Taste Awards with the re­main­ing 169 of the 335 Ir­ish foods given the ‘ sim­ply de­li­cious’ 1- star ac­co­lade. Last week, we listed the other half.

The re­sults in­di­cate why Ir­ish beef con­tin­ues to hold a 70% share of the UK im­port mar­ket, with a host of prod­ucts from Ir­ish beef pro­ces­sors listed through­out the 1star, 2-star, and 3-star win­ning prod­ucts in the awards.

The North­ern Ire­land 3-star winners

Hon­oured once again in the Great Taste awards, Peter Han­nan, founder of North­ern Ire­land’s Han­nan Meats, works with slow­er­grow­ing, na­tive breeds raised on grass, and dry-ag­ing of the meat in high-tech salt cham­bers, for up to 100 days.

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