Cuinneog Country Butter placed in World’s Top Fifty food products

Posted in Connect on August 14, 2015.

Cuinneog, a rural family run business established in Balla, Co. Mayo in 1990 is celebrating its silver anniversary not only with three gold stars, the top ranking available in the awards, but with a place in the “Best 50 Foods in the World” as judged by the guild.

The great taste awards organised by the UK guild of Fine Foods, are recognised as the most prestigious and respected awards in the industry. The judging involves more than 450 expert judges. Cuinneog Farmhouse Country Butter was among more than 10,000 products entered for this years awards. Of these only 130 were awarded the top award of three stars, which indicates a unanimous decision by judges that the product is “faultless”. Cuinneog is among three Irish food producers to have their products included in the coveted top 50.

The Mayo company supplies its butter, as well as its buttermilk and a speciality aged double cream, to top restaurants throughout Ireland and its products are widely available to consumers in supermarkets and food stores. Indeed in April this year the company sent its first shipment of produce to Dubai.

Cuinneog has been using traditional methods to produce the real country butter for 25 years. It stands out for the slow aging process the cream undergoes before churning, which contributes to the “great colour, lovely texture” and “deep, complex and long lasting flavour” noted by the judges.

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