Blas na hÉireann - The Irish Food Awards 2018
The Blas na hÉireann 2018 awards were announced last weekend at the Dingle Peninsula Food Festival.
Often dubbed the ‘Academy Awards of Irish food’, they are the largest food awards on the island. The awards seek out the very best of Irish food and beverages. Over 2,500 Irish products were entered into what is the largest blind-taste awards on the island!
2018 has proven another triumphant year for ardkeen.com producers. ardkeen.com stock over 30 of the winning foods and berverages. Team Ardkeen are delighted the hard work and dedication of our small batch producers has been recognised. 10 of the awards recognised local produce in Waterford.
Killowen Farm Blackberry Yogurt Killowen
Chicken Liver Pate with Smoked Bacon & Port On The Pig's Back - La Charcuterie Irlandaise Ltd
Coffee House Lane - Viking City Roast Coffee House Lane
Rosehip Jelly Wild about
Sundried tomato and basil pesto Pure Food Company
Keogh's Crinkle Cut Flame Grilled Irish Steak Potato Crisps Keogh's Crisps
12 Acres Single Malt Lager 12 Acres Brewing Company
Stonewell Rós Stonewell Cider
Hugh Maguire's Black Pudding Hugh Maguire Ltd
Pizza Grande The Artisan Pizza Company Ltd
Clotilde's Apple & Strawberry Compote Clotilde's Fruit Compote Ltd
Carter's Real Lemonade Carters Chocolate Café
Rocket and Garlic Pesto Pure Food Company
Harissa Pure Food Company
Keogh's Sweet Chilli & Irish Red Pepper Potato Crisps Keogh's Crisps
Legacy Irish Cider Medium Dry Legacy Irish Cider
Wicklow Bán Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese Ltd
Elderflower Cordial Richmount Cordial Company
Rosscarbery Recipes White Pudding Caherbeg Free Range Pork Ltd.
Durrus Óg Durrus Cheese Ltd Bronze
Chicken Liver Pate with Garlic & Herbs 250g On The Pig's Back - La Charcuterie Irlandaise Ltd
Clotilde's Apple & Blackcurrant Compote Clotilde's Fruit Compote Ltd
Naturally Cordial Strawberry & Raspberry Cordial Naturally Cordial Silver Elderflower Cordial
Keogh's Crinkle Cut Irish Cheddar & Onion Potato Crisps Keogh's Crisps
Longueville House Brandy Longueville House Beverages
Flat White Stout Hope Beer
Union Hall Smoked Irish Mackerel Union Hall Smoked Fish
Seaweed Blends The Sea Gardener Seaweed
Lavosh Flatbreads Mezze
Coffee House Lane Viking City Roast Freshground Coffee 227g
Hand roasted and blended in Waterford, using only the Finest Arabica Coffee Beans.
Strength 4 of our 5.
Irelands oldest city, settled by the Vikings, and the home of coffee. When we put these together we get Viking City Roast. From Guatemala, Honduras and Brazil, this sweet coffee is a great all-day coffee, perfect in a cafetiere or a drip filter coffee maker. Great in an Aero Press too.
Coffee House Lane Viking City Roast Wholebean Coffee 227g
Hand roasted and blended in Waterford, using only the Finest Arabica Coffee Beans.
Strength 4 of our 5.
Irelands oldest city, settled by the Vikings, and the home of coffee. When we put these together we get Viking City Roast. From Guatemala, Honduras and Brazil, this wholebean coffee is a great all-day coffee, perfect in a cafetiere or a drip filter coffee maker. Grind a little finer for a beautiful espresso. Great in an Aero Press too.
Wild About Rockin Rosehip 200g
Rich in Vitamin C, A, B1, B2, B3 and Vitamin K. This versatile jelly is great on toast or with a cheeseboard. It can be served with pancakes, ice cream or rice pudding. Also great as a long drink served over ice with soda, or as a warming drink made up with hot water to keep the colds away... Enjoy!
Pure Food Company Sundried Tomato & Basil Pesto 180g
A pure, rich pesto made with sweet sundried tomatoes & flavoursome basil leaves.
12 Acres Brewing Co. Single Malt Lager 500ml
12 Acres Single Malt Larger is a very refreshing medium bodied Kolsch style beer brewed from 100% of our own malted barley. The malt is delicately balanced by the classic European noble hops Saaz and Hellartau Mittlefrau.
12 Acres Brewing Company is a new craft brewery located in Clonmore, Killeshin, Co. Laois. It has been set up by brothers Patrick, Ian, Barry & Rory McDonald on their family farm.
“The 12 Acres field on our farm is where we have been growing malting barley for the brewing industry for generations. Now we are craft brewing our own beer and we’ve named it after one of the fields where the barley is grown”.
Pizza da Piero 3 Stonebaked Pizza Bases 420g
Three stonebaked pizza bases. We take pride in making the most delicious pizza bases for the growning number of consumers who now know how good italian pizza bases taste;
3 simple steps to making the perfect pizza margherita;
- Spread the tomato sauce on the stone baked pizza base;
- Sprinkle oregano followed by some fresh mozzarella;
- Bake in a pre heated oven at 350 degrees for 5-7 mins
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Pure Food Company Rocket & Garlic Pesto 180g
A pure, vibrant pesto made with fresh rocket and flavoursome garlic.
Pure Food Company Tomato & Chilli Harissa 180g
A light harissa made with tomatoes, fresh red chillies and aromatic spices.
Legacy Irish Craft Cider Medium Dry 500ml
My Grandfather, Willsie Mc Donnell “The Boss” grew apples in the Bride Valley, West Waterford since the 1930s. This inspired his son to research and grow apple trees throughout his life and his grandson (me!) to bring you this cider.
We are a small passionate team dedicated to bringing you the best cider the land can produce. Relax and enjoy with friends, with food or simply on its own.
Legacy Irish Craft Cider is splendidly blended to release a distinctive fruity aroma and bring out its natural sweetness.
Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese Wicklow Bán 150g
Wicklow Ban Farmhouse cheese a mild creamy artisan brie. Wicklow Farmhouse cheese is a small family run business. Since 2005, we've been making our handmade Irish artisan cheese in a purpose built dairy on the Hempenstall family farm. We hope you enjoy our products.
Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese Wicklow Blue 150g
Wicklow Blue Farmhouse cheese a mild creamy blue veined brie. Wicklow Farmhouse cheese is a small family run business. Since 2005, we've been making our handmade Irish artisan cheese in a purpose built dairy on the Hempenstall family farm. We hope you enjoy our products.
Richmount Cordial Company Elderberry Cordial 500ml
Just add hot water to this rich blend of elderberry juice, infused with spices and fresh oranges, for a delicious comforting, non-alcoholic drink. Made from pressed elderberries - no concentrate, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial ingredients.
Richmount Cordial Company Elderflower Cordial 500ml
This cordial is made from fresh elderflowers, handpicked om their farm in the heart of the Irish Countryside. It is infused in small batches, then gently pasteurized. The result is a delicious award-winning drink with a refreshing floral taste.
Rosscarbery Traditional White Pudding 280g
Irish White pudding; Cooking Instructions-may be grilled or fried. Remove from the packaging, cut to the desired size, cook thoroughly until piping hot
Durrus Óg 250g
A farmhouse cheese made in West Cork, Ireland with a mild creamy flavour and full fruity aftertaste
On The Pig’s Back Chicken Liver Pate with Garlic & Brandy 150g
Award winning Pate made in Douglas, Co. Cork. Made from fresh Irish Chicken Livers, garlic, brandy, butter and seasonings. Covered with clarified Irish butter for preservation.
100% Handmade. 100% Natural. 100% Local Food. 100 %GM Free. NO Preservatives. NO artificial colouring / flavours. NO compromise on the taste !
Pairing: Perfect accompaniment for any meal, we love them with French Gherkings. This pate can be enjoyed on our Rye Crackers.
Serving: Enjoy from the container or serve in a ramekin dish. Keep refrigerated. Consumer within five days of opening.
Longueville House Irish Apple Brandy 50cl
Longueville House Irish Apple Brandy is produced in limited quantities on the 500-acre farm in the Blackwater Valley, County Cork.
The Apple Brandy is hand made from Dabinet and Michelin apples and contain no artificial sweeteners, additives, colourings or preservatives.
In Autumn, they crush and press their apples on the farm within hours of harvesting. The apple juice is then naturally fermented for four months by the action of a unique natural yeast. The resulting cider is double distilled on site in copper pot stills. It is then matured in French Oak for 4 years. This unique Irish Brandy offers rich aromas of tangy apples and dried apricots with a peppery spice and background of vanilla and butterscotch.
This nose is complimented by a complex taste of baked apple pie, honey and dried fruit with a lingering finish to savour and enjoy!
Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin 70cl
Bertha, a legendary Droimeann cow from Sneem, Co. Kerry died in 1993. At 48 years of age she became the world’s oldest cow, having given birth to an eye-bulging 39 calves over her lifetime. To immortalise her memory, we have brought her back in spirit – literally! Using whey alcohol from Irish dairy farmers, our own natural spring water and incorporating an interesting mix of locally foraged and grown botanicals we have hand-crafted a gin reflecting Bertha in her prime. A fragrant nose, soft mouth feel and warming, spicy middle notes to mirror her maternal core. And a long, fruit-driven finish to celebrate her longevity.
Ballyvolane literally translates from Gaelic as ‘the place of springing heifers’ – a testament to the fertility and natural diversity of the land on which the estate lies. The much lauded Ballyvolane House practises a field to fork philosophy when it comes to food. The Ballyvolane House Spirits Company is determined to echo this by championing a grass to glass approach for everything we bottle.
Union Hall Smoked Mackerel 150g
Smoked Irish Mackerel 150g
Mezze Lavosh Flatbreads Spelt & Seed 100g
Crisp wholemeal lavosh flatbreads given extra crunch with nigella & sesame seeds. Made with wholemeal & unbleached flours, Irish extra virgin rapeseed oil and sea salt.
Fantastic on its own, or with favourite dip a chunk of cheese.
Mezze Lavosh Flatbreads Za’atar 100g
Crisp wholemeal lavosh flatbreads dusted with tangy & aromatic za'atar seasoning. Made with wholemeal & unbleached flours, Irish extra virgin rapessed oil and sea salt.
Fantastic on its own, or with favourite dip or soft cheese.