Fethard-based producers of SuperValu Cashel Blue Cheese, Jane and Louis Grubb, have scooped a gold award at the Blas na hEireann National Food Awards which are an endorsement of the supplier’s commitment to providing quality fresh produce to 198 SuperValu stores throughout the country.
Grubb’s were recognised for the superb quality, flavour, taste of their Blue Cheese.
Blas na hEireann is the biggest blind tasting competition of its kind in the world, celebrating great Irish products and the passionate individuals behind them. Over 2,000 Irish products were entered into 80 different categories, ranging from soup to seafood and chocolate to cheese, with winners from all over the country taking gold, silver and bronze medals in each category. With twice as many categories in 2013, each product was blind tasted by a panel of judges made up of chefs, foodies and food scientists from UCC.
“We are delighted with the success of our cheese at the 2013 Blas na hEireann awards,” said Jane Grubb of Cashel Farmhouse.
“We have partnered with SuperValu for a number of years now and have developed a relationship that is built on a commitment to delivering quality fresh produce that the consumer can 100% trust. We work with SuperValu to continue to develop our range and bring innovation to our produce that SuperValu shoppers all over Ireland can enjoy.”
SuperValu serves over 2,000,000 customers every week, has 198 stores nationwide and is committed to local employment and supporting local suppliers. SuperValu contributes over €1.6 billion to the Irish economy helping to sustain almost 30,000 Irish jobs in the farm, food and retail sector.