Blas na hÉireann – Glenstal Butter wins top prize
Glenstal, a traditional Irish butter brand, has taken the top prize at the 10th Blas na Éireann Irish Food Awards in Dingle, Co Kerry.
Glenstal Irish Creamery Butter is made by Arrabawn Co-Op in Nenagh, Tipperary for Glenstal Foods, Murroe, Co. Limerick. It is traditionally churned and wrapped in parchment paper. It gained the highest score out of more then 2,500 entries in this year’s competition.
“We are absolutely delighted to win,” said Gareth Coleman of Glenstal Foods at the event. “This accolade is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and supplier members.”
“We like to think our butter is one of the creamiest, naturally spreadable and tastiest available,” Coleman said. “Consumers are returning to butter in increasing numbers. It is as close to nature as we can get. There are just two ingredients, cream and a pinch of salt. This resonates positively with today’s health conscious consumer.”
Commentating on the win for Glenstal, Artie Clifford chairperson of Blas na hÉireann, said it’s simply back to basics. “What are we famous for in Ireland? Our dairy,” he said. “The quality of this product is supreme. It reminds me of the butter we had when we were children!”
Article taken from Shelf Life