Experience the best of Cork Food with Good Food Ireland

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Experience the best of Cork Food with Good Food Ireland
Clockwise from the top left: Margaret Jeffares, Founder Good Food Ireland; Hands-On Goat’s Cheesemaking on a Family Farm in Charleville; Cookery Demonstration and Tasting at Ballymaloe; Afternoon Tea at the Maryborough Hotel & Spa; and Hands-On Traditional Irish Bread Making in a Professional Kitchen at Ballymaloe.

Good Food Ireland’s newly-launched Good Food Ireland Experiences - food and drink experiences available to book throughout Cork city and county. 

For anyone planning a ‘staycation’ in Cork or simply looking for new ways to fill weekends, Good Food Ireland has launched a new dimension to their offering  - Good Food Ireland Experiences. The new online service available on the Good Food Ireland website allows food lovers to browse experiences by date, destination or simply by the food experience they would like to explore. The site also allows users to book the experience or series of experiences directly and receive immediate confirmation.

Founder of Good Food Ireland, Margaret Jeffares said, “With Good Food Ireland we seek out those places off the beaten path that people can discover and enjoy. We’re encouraging the people of Cork to experience what is right there on their doorstep. We have worked tirelessly with the best food producers and chefs in Ireland to carefully develop, inspect and bring to market food experiences which are now available on one platform, easily searched and navigated by various criteria. We realise that more and more Irish people care where their food comes from, not just for the local economic benefit, but because it tastes so much better.”

Experiences are as diverse and varied as the food scene in Ireland. For food lovers looking for a unique experience in Cork, head to Ballyvolane House for an afternoon of Foraging and Lunch, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Lunch, or Gin Distillery Tour, Tasting and Lunch in the magnificent historic house and gardens. Ballyvolane foraging and gin distillery tours costs €70 per person including lunch and tastings, and clay pigeon shooting costs €125 per person including lunch. The Irish Salmon Smokehouse Tour and Tasting with a Master Smoker experience on the River Argideen offers an insight into the ancient craft of smoking and why Irish smoked salmon has achieved worldwide recognition for its quality. The cost is €15 per person and includes tour and tasting.

For a little more luxury an Indulgent Afternoon Tea at a Luxurious Georgian Hotel in Douglas might be just the thing at €30 per person, while those looking to brush up on their cookery skills can head to the world-renowned Ballymaloe and sign up for a Cookery Demonstration and Tasting at €80 per person, Hands-on Traditional Irish Bread Making in a Professional Kitchen at €30 per person, or perhaps head to Charleville to try their hand at Goat’s Cheesemaking on Family Farm at €65 per person includes tour and tasting.

The options are endless and the experiences are promised to be unforgettable - a real authentic Irish food & drink experience is guaranteed by Good Food Ireland. 

Good Food Ireland is a network that directs food lovers around the island to great food places from restaurants, pubs and caf├ęs, to good food places to stay and much more. Users will experience local Irish food, meet the people behind the food and learn about Ireland’s culinary culture.  Now with new food and drink experiences online, visitors can simply explore, choose and book directly.

Margaret goes on to say, “We aim to expand the range within our Collection over the coming weeks as we discover new best-in-class experiences around the island. Over the last fourteen years our customers have come to trust Good Food Ireland knowing that they will get a genuine authentic experience from passionate, like-minded people and places committed to using local produce. This is why we have standards and only those businesses that are assessed, based on strict published criteria around the provenance of their food and excellence of their product, join the Good Food Ireland Collection”. 

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