Last week saw the 4th edition of the Irish Food Festival organized by Sheridans Cheesemongers. Set in the beautiful setting of Old Virginia Station near Carnaross, CO. Meath, the Sheridans HQ hosts many Irish food producers, and a wide array of Uber Yummies is on display. Each year, workshops take place and this year saw a variety from brown-bread baking to making your own saucages with RTE’s Ella McSweeney and expert saucage maker Ed Hicks.
The event is one of the most laidback food fairs I’ve ever been too and the grass is dotted with families on their pick-nick blankets, enjoying whatever tickles their fancy. Kids are kept happy with bouncy castles, a (very popular!) dunk and a band playing rockabilly tunes.
With the sun out, we enjoyed a leisurely stroll along all the stands and took in all the lovey smells, colours and taste! The result was a delicious Sunday evening sperad, which you can envy above… On selection are cheeses from Knockdrinna Farmhouse, Quince Jelly from David Llewellyn’s Apple Farm, Smoked Wild Irish Makrel from The Burren Smokehouse, Inferno Chilli from Mic’s Chilli and Garlic Herb Paté from somewhere I don’t remember…
A big huge thanks and congrats to Sheridans once more for having one of thé nicest Irish Food Fests around!