Food producers from all over the island of Ireland gathered at the Blas na hÉireann/Irish Food Awards ceremony in Dingle, Co Kerry. This is the 12th year of Blas na hÉireann,
the largest blind tasting on the island, with more than 2,500 products entered this year.
Green Pastures Donegal Soft Cheese, family-run business that mixes the traditional with the ultra-modern took the top award.
Other winners were:
Best Artisan Product - Burren Balsamics, Co Armagh
Best New Product - The Truffle Fairy, Co Kilkenny
Seafood Innovation (sponsored by Bord Iascaigh Mhara) - Morgans, Co Louth
Best Start Up (sponsored by Bank Of Ireland) - A Bit On The Side, Co Meath
Rogha na Gaeltachta (sponsored by Udaras na Gaeltachta) - Jerry Kennedys Butchers, Co Kerry
Best in Leinster - The Truffle Fairy, Co Kilkenny
Best in Munster - Cooleeney, Co TipperaryBest in Connaught - Wildwood Balsamics, Co Mayo
Best in Ulster - Green Pastures Donegal, Co Donegal