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Love Island's Greg O'SheaPaul Sherwood

Here's what happened at our Galentine's Day event

Cheese, chat and Greg O'Shea.


It was a night of fine wine, great cheese and lots of chat at our recent Galentine's Day event in Dublin's Café en Seine.

The evening, in association with Irish Dairy The Complete NaturalSheridans CheesemongersVilla Maria and McGuigan Wines was a chance to celebrate friendships - and, of course, the perfect pairing of cheese and wine!

Amy Heffernan, editor of irishtatler.com, and Kate Barry from premium drinks distributor Barry & Fitzwilliam were on hand to guides guests through the wine and cheese pairings, while special guests, 7's rugby player and last year's Love Island winner, Greg O'Shea and social media star, James Patrice kept us entertained.

Along with a Cointreau cocktail on arrival, guests had the chance to try some exciting wine and cheese pairings including Villa Maria Reserve Waiarau Sauvignon Blanc with 15 Fields an Irish cheddar-style cheese and Villa Maria Cellar Select Pinot Noir with durrus. They also sampled Brie de Meaux Donge, a traditional French brie with McGuigan Black Label Chardonnay and Fourme d’ambert, a creamy French blue cheese with McGuigan Black Label Malbec.

It was a great evening - as you can see below! 

Ali O’Shaughnessy and Cliona Spillane

Ali O’Shaughnessy and James Patrice

Amy Heffernan, Editor of Irish Tatler.com and Kate Barry, Barry and Fitzwilliam 

Kate Barry, Barry and Fitzwilliam 

Cathy Curran, National Dairy Council, James Patrice and Jeanne Spillane, National Dairy Council

Varuni Fernando and Ciara Dwyer

Ashley Nwaokorie and Vicki Maher

Kate Barry and Claragh Nugent

Rosemarie Cullen,  Deirdre Cronin, Ailish Frawley and Benedetta Lamera 

Ciara O’Sullivan, Shell Murray, Deirdre Flynn and Jess Stokes

Léan Bán Breathnach and Jennifer Connaughton

Ali O’Shaughnessy and Cliona Spillane

Brenda McCormick, Elaine Prenderville, Sarah Macken and Sarah Murphy

Greg O'Shea and James Patrice in conversation

Ali O'Shaughnessy, winner of our overnight stay for two at The Ice House Mayo, courtesy of Ireland's Blue Book receiving her prize.  

Nicole O Sullivan, Greg O’Shea and Laura Keane

Cathy Curran, National Dairy Council, Greg O’Shea and Deirdre Keane

Ciara O Dwyer and Greg O’Shea 

Anne Haran and Greg O’Shea

Ciara O’Sullivan, Deirdre Flynn, Greg O’Shea and Jess Stokes

Images by Paul Sherwood.

Cheese your way

The event was a part of the Cheese Your Way campaign launched earlier this year by the National Dairy Council in partnership with the European Milk Forum. Cheese Your Way is an EU-funded multi-country campaign that aims to encourage people to cook with, eat and learn more about a diverse range of European cheeses.

NDC is passionate about quality dairy and promoting its nutritional benefits, so they were the perfect partner for our upcoming cheesy events. You can find out more about this EU campaign,  here.

In partnership with Irish Dairy The Complete Natural.