Even though we're all still practising social distancing and most of us are working from home, we still want to help support Irish food and drink producers.
We've decided to help our readers #ShopForIreland so we'll be posting every day to highlight producers around Ireland. Get in touch on our social channels with your suggestions on who we should write about.
Lidl to support Irish cheesemakers
Many cheesemakers have been hugely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic so Lidl Ireland has committed to supporting five of the best through their upcoming artisan cheese sale. The range, which will arrive instore on Thursday, June 11th, will see 11 cheeses from across the country appear in stores all over Ireland while stocks last. The five artisan cheese suppliers are Cooleeney Farm from Tipperary, Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese, Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese in Waterford, and Bluebell Falls from Cork. Prices start from €2.99 so make sure you head to Lidl this week to try some exceptional Irish cheeses. Try using these cheeses in a cracking cheeseboard or in one of our favourite cheesy recipes.
Homespun online store
Homespun, which sells granola with a twist, has launched its website and online store, allowing customers from all over the country to order for delivery. Founded by Erica Sheehan, Homespun sells quinoa-based granola in a variety of flavours. The tasty granola is available in some stores around the country like Supervalu, Avoca and Donnybrook Fair, but the new online store allows you to buy your breakfast directly from the source, helping to support this small, Irish company. Click here to get yours.
READ MORE: Coconut granola breakfast bowl recipe
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Based in County Down, Noble. has been operating a very successful at-home system since the lockdown began and is set to put its 11th menu on sale tomorrow. The menu costs £22.50 per person and this week's offering includes a Parmesan and truffle risotto to start, followed by beef fillet, a chocolate parfait for dessert and cheese and crackers to finish, as well as instructions to finish preparing each dish. There's also an option to add wine pairings to your dinner for an extra cost. This week's at-home offering will go on sale tomorrow Wednesday 10th, with collection available on Friday and Saturday from 11am-2pm. Click here for more information.
READ MORE: Asparagus risotto recipe
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Some photos of the cured meats from Ispini Charcuterie thats coming our way today - produced from northern Irish reared Pork & Beef. All hung & air dried in Dungannon, the flavours are just awesome. Stout & molasses cured ‘Lomo’ Dulce paprika Chorizo Black pepper, rosemary & thyme air dried Bresola Part of our [email protected] meal, served to share with Toons Bridge Dairy mozzarella, rocket, watercress & balsamic dressing. Available to purchase today from midday on our website. LINK IN BIO Perfect alfresco dining.