Sheridans Cheesemongers at Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt has been awarded the title of Shop of the Year 2019 across Ireland and the UK by the Guild of Fine Food.
These prestigious awards are handed out yearly to the very best food stores around the UK and Ireland. Highlighting small businesses that put great taste first and promote retail excellence, the Shop of the Year awards were given out in seven different categories this year: Delicatessen & Grocer sponsored by The Tracklement Company, Farm Shop sponsored by Peter’s Yard, Food Hall, Specialist Cheese Shop and Specialist Food or Drink Shop sponsored by Le Gruyere AOP, Newcomer award sponsored by Fine Food Digest and Innovation award sponsored by Le Gruyere AOP.
Sheridans Cheesemongers in Cornelscourt took home the award for Specialist Cheese Shop of the Year 2019. Known for its great selection of cheeses and promotion of Irish ingredients, Sheridans Cheesemongers is one of Ireland's best speciality food stores. With 13 outlets scattered across Dublin, Meath, Waterford, Cork and Waterford, Sheridans has conquered the Irish cheese market.
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Sheridans Cheesemongers Cornelscourt @dunnesstores wins @guildoffinefood Cheese Shop of the Year across Ireland and UK! There are so many to thank in making Sheridans Cornelscourt #ShopoftheYear, from cheese makers to delivery drivers, they are all dedicated to bringing quality cheese to the Sheridans Counters. From our start in the Galway street markets, to our development into a contemporary cheesemonger, we’ve always been about fighting for raw milk cheese, quality producers, and the traditions of Irish food. Cheese production is tough work and truly a labour of love, and we are lucky to work with cheesemakers that are devoted to their craft. Thanks to Dunnes Stores for fighting the good fight with us and helping to create the space for farmhouse cheeses for so many customers. We hope this award helps to spread quality food awareness and continue the growth of artisan cheese across Ireland and Europe. Thank you Guild of Fine Food for the great experience and for this very exciting award! Visit your local Sheridans Counter @dunnesstores in Cornelscourt, Stephens Green, Blanchardstown, Donaghmede, Swords, Rathmines, and Bishopstown Court, Cork. #shopoftheyear #guildoffinefood #sheridanscheesemongers #dunnesstorescornelscourt @cashelblue_cheese @durruscheese @st.tolaqueen @fingalferguson @lovindublin #foodie #ireland #cheese #cheeseshop
Sheridans Cheesemongers was set up by brothers Kevin and Seamus Sheridan in 1995 with a farmhouse cheese stall at the Galway Market, before the pair opened a store in Galway. Fiona Corbett joined the team in 1997 and shortly after stores around the country were opened, stocked high with cheeses from Ireland and further afield. Sheridans Cheesemongers have been working with Dunnes Stores since 2015 and the Cornelscourt outlet opened in 2016 as part of the store's complete revamp. The store was awarded the title of Specialist Cheese Shop of the Year 2019 for its commitment to excellent produce.
See below for the full list of winners from this year's awards:
Delicatessen & Grocer – Sponsored by The Tracklement Company
Winner – Aubrey Allen
Runners-up – The Main Street Trading Company and Eat 17 Hammersmith
Farm Shop – Sponsored by Peter’s Yard
Winner – Farmer Copleys
Runners-up – Blacker Hall Farm Shop and Ardross Farm Shop
Food Hall – Sponsored by Le Gruyere AOP
Winner – The House of Bruar
Runner-up – Macknade Fine Foods
Specialist Cheese Shop – Sponsored by Le Gruyere AOP
Winner – Sheridans Cheesemongers
Runner-up – George & Joseph Cheesemongers
Specialist Food or Drink Shop – Sponsored by Le Gruyere AOP
Winner – Block & Bottle
Runners-up – The Hungry Guest and The Seasons Forest Row
Newcomer award – Sponsored by Fine Food Digest
Winner – Slate
Innovation award – Sponsored by Le Gruyere AOP
Winner – Eat 17 Hammersmith