The National Irish Food Awards were held over the weekend and I'm delighted to say a number of our goat producer colleagues have been rewarded for their hard work and dedication to quality Irish food. In the dairy milk section Galway Goat Farm took the top award for their goats' milk. This is a relatively new enterprise and exemplifies how excellence can be achieved in a short length of time through hard work and determination. (You can read an excellent article on their farm here). Galway Goat Farm pipped Orchard Cottage of Ballinhassig, Co. Cork who won second place in the same category for their Organic Raw Goats' Milk. It came as no surprise reading through the list of winners to see that the Finegan's had done it again, winning yet another award - this time a Chef's Choice - for their Boyne Valley Blue cheese.
My heartiest congratulations go to Anne & Larry, the Desmond family and Jenny & Michael and wishing you continued success in the future.