Two Kilkenny food producers have been highlighted for their unique products created as part of Dunnes Stores ‘Simply Better’ food collection at the recent Irish Quality Food Awards 2016.
Callan Bacon won the ‘Bacon’ category at the awards for its ‘Simply Better Dry Cured Irish Rashers’ and Mileeven Fine Foods was highly commended for its ‘Simply Better Cut Comb in Pure Acacia Honey’ in the ‘Sweet Spreads and Sauces’ category.
Callan Bacon has won 33 awards over the past five years for its meat products and business management. The company’s winning ‘Simply Better’ rashers are made from select fresh Irish pork loins from Bord Bia Approved Quality Assured Irish farms. These are dry cured by hand using their secret blend of sea salt and sugars and allowed to mature slowly for full flavour.
Mileeven Fine Foods, based in picturesque Piltown, is run by mother and daughter team, Éilis and Sarah Gough. Inspired by Éilis’ love of bee-keeping, the company started producing its Pure Irish Honey and has now developed the range to include speciality honeys, delicious preserves and Christmas fare.