Monday 26 May 2014

Sheridans Cheesemongers Irish Food Festival 2014

This year was the first time I attended Sheridans Cheesemongers Irish Food Festival in their Virginia Road Station headquarters in Co. Meath.

Mr. FFID and I took the bus from Dublin and arrived there just before lunch time, looking forward to filling our hungry bellies with some of the best Irish produce.

The festival takes place every year and is a great day out for families or food lovers. There were about 80 Irish food stalls onsite, lots of cheese of course as well as baked goods, Irish craft beer, jams and chutneys, meat, smoked fish and much more.

There were also workshops given by Richard Corrigan, Ross Lewis, John and Sally McKenna just to name a few. I attended an interesting workshop where Quinlan Steel from Milleens talked us through the cheese making process. 

The National brown bread competition was hosted by Ella Mc Sweeney during the event in the bread tent.

Despite the weather the atmosphere was great and it was lovely to meet passionate food producers and discover some products I didn’t know. If you haven’t been you should visit the festival next year, just don’t forget to bring your wellies!

Here are a few pictures I took during the festival...

Sheridans Cheesemongers Irish Food Festival
Virginia Road Station,
Co Meath