We did it !!

 

2023 Eurotoque Ireland Food Awards

Velvet Cloud wins best artisan dairy product at Eurotoque Food Awards 2023

I came back last night after the most amazing day in  Dunbrody Country House Hotel attending the 2023 Eurotoque Ireland Food Awards. Some of you read previously that we were already thrilled to have been shortlisted (which means we were nominated by Ireland's best chefs), but now we've only gone and won the overall dairy award. The award was the best dairy product and I quote to "Velvet Cloud for their outstanding Sheep Milk Yogurt and their contribution to championing Ireland’s rich and flavoursome dairy bounty"

Winners Eurotoque Food Awards 2023 with Kevin Dundon Dunbrody House

These are awards you don't enter, and you don't canvas votes, in fact, you never know, who nominated you, so they are truly independent and are such an honour to be selected for. Thank you, Manuela, Kim, Anthony, Conor, Aisling, Sham  and Chef Kwanghi Chan  for a wonderful day and for organising such a special celebration of artisan food. Thank you to La Rousse Foods for supporting the day, and  Kevin Dundon, Cathy and the team for hosting us all. The photos tell a better story than I can.

Darina Allen Highbank Orchards and Vevlet Cloud Sheeps Milk

Darina Allen, Highbank Orchards and Velvet Cloud Sheep's Milk

West of Ireland Food Producers - Dooncastle Oysters, Velvet Cloud, Leahy Honey

Dooncastle Oysters, Velvet Cloud, Leahy Honey

Aisling O Toole - Goldie, Ruth Calderpots Highbank Orchards, Shauna Murphy Terre and Eurotoque young chef finalist

Aisling O Toole - Goldie, Ruth Calderpots Highbank Orchards, Shauna Murphy Terre and Eurotoque young chef finalist

Saint Tola Goats Cheese, Kellys Oysters, Velvet Cloud Sheeps Milk

Siobhan - St Tolas Goats Cheese, Dermot - Kellys Oysters Aisling - Velvet Cloud Sheep's Milk

Congratulations to all the other wonderful artisan food producer winners 

ARTISAN PRODUCE: Killahora Orchards

CRAFT: Wildwood Balsamics

FARM: Skeaghanore West Cork Farm

LAND: Sliabh Aughty Honey

WATER: Kelly Mussels

 

The Velvet Cloud Sheep's Milk Collection

Irish artisan cidres

Wildwood Vinegars and Balsamics

Wildwood Vinegars and Balsamics

Darina Allen with  Velvet Cloud Sheep's Milk Cheese

Darina Allen

On the menu smoked Velvet Cloud yogurt with Ballymakenna Brocolli

On the menu smoked Velvet Cloud yogurt with Ballymakenna Broccoli

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