5-10-2014: Graham and Bernie Canning from ‘Blast & Wilde’ in Slane, County Meath who won the Supreme Champion Award including Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and ‘Best in Farmers Market’ for their flavoured butterat the Blas na -hEireann (Irish Food Awards) in Dingle, County Kerry at the weekend.
Picture by Don MacMonagle
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The awards are now in their 8th year Products are tasted by panels of selected judges in two tranches resulting in the winning products being awarded Gold, Silver & Bronze as well as some key awards such as Best in Farmers Market and Chef’s Choice. The Blas awards are the biggest blind tasting of produce in the country, and the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself, which was developed by Blas na hEireann with the Food Science Dept of UCC, is now recognised as an international industry standard.