As a small green island perched on Europe’s wild Atlantic coast, Ireland has long enjoyed fantastic food produce. Irish waterways attract discerning anglers while the coastline boasts some of Europe’s finest seafood. Cattle and sheep graze on patchwork fields to provide the excellent dairy products, grass-fed beef and lamb that grace menus throughout the land.
An exciting Irish food scene has developed, with new generations of speciality food producers opening the eyes of local chefs and food lovers as to just how good Irish food can be. This new pride in local cheese and charcuterie makers, farmers and fishermen, craft butchers, bakers and smokers is palpable: in the restaurants and cafés, in the farmers’ markets and food festivals, in the food trucks and speciality stores. Time to meet some of the producers leading Ireland's foodie revolution.