Past Winners

Food Awards


Silke Cropp of Corleggy Cheese, Belturbet, Co Cavan: for their Corleggy goat’s cheese and, notably, a raw milk cow’s cheese called Drumlin

Agnes and Wolfgang Schliebitz of Knockalara Cheese, Cappoquin, Co Waterford: for their ‘Mediterranean’ sheep’s cheese

Hugh Maguire, craft butcher, Co Meath: for his fresh blood black pudding, a traditional product which is fast disappearing

Gold River Farm in Aughrim, Co Wicklow: for their organic produce and tailored service for chefs, so they can always have the best produce of the season

Honor Moore: special lifetime contribution award for her writing over the past 60 years which encouraged a love for and pride in Irish food amongst chefs and public alike.


Declan Ryan of Arbutus Bread, Cork

Luc & Ann Van Kampden of Croghan Goat Farm, Wexford

John Seager and Nuala O’Donoghue of Derryvilla Blueberry Farm, Offaly

Ferguson Family, Cork (Gubbeen Farmhouse Products)

Bill Moss of Kells Mills, Kilkenny (flours and bread mixes)


Frank Krawczyk of Krawczyk’s West Cork Salamis

Bill Hogan and Sean Ferry of West Cork Natural Cheese

Louis & Jane Grubb of Cashel Blue and Crozier Blue Cheese

John Potter Cogan of Midleton Markets

R & A Baileys (spirits and liqueurs)


Julia Keane of Crinnaghtaun Juice Company

Dr Keith Lamb, horticulturalist and founder member of Irish Seed Saver Organisation

Michael Cuddigan, Butcher

Maureen Tatlow, food writer

Peter Ward, owner of Country Choice shop

Myrtle Allen: special award to recognise her work in the area of promoting local foods through both the restaurant at Ballymaloe and her work with Euro-Toques.


Veronica Steele of Milleens Cheese

Sheridans Cheese Company

Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland

Irish Seed Savers Association

Udo & Penny Lange

Walton’s Mills

Rod Alston: for his visionary and boundless enthusiasm in the development and promotion of organic farming