Local Food Collaborations
A lot of craft breweries work together on beer collaborations but here at White Gypsy we like to expand our knowledge beyond what we know. We are very aware of the high-quality standard of food producers here in Tipperary, so we decided to see if we could work with them to use beer as an ingredient. Beer and food go hand in hand, we wanted to see if we could combine them and learn something new and exciting. The list below grows every year so if you ever get hold of any of the foods below let us know what you think, because we really enjoy them!
‘Ruby’ Cheese – Cooleeney Cheese
White Gypsy Chutney – Crossogue Preserves
Old smoke Sausages – Una O’Dwyer
Premiere Raspberry Saison – Con Traas
Cooking with food/ food pairings – Janine from The Siucra Shack
Food Writers Guild Awards 2016
The 22nd Irish Food Writers Guild Food Awards, celebrate indigenous Irish food producers and organisations. They are considered the best in their class as they recognise those who create, make and share great Irish produce and products while helping to maintain Ireland’s outstanding international reputation in food and drink.
This year six award winners were announced, including the first-ever award for an Irish beer, our Traditional Irish Stout. The awards ceremony was hosted at the two-Michelin-star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud and was then followed by a lunch prepared by head chef Guillaume Lebrun, who incorporated the winning produce into a special menu.
The Awards are unique. No one can enter themselves or their product into the awards and no company knows it has been nominated or shortlisted for an award. Members of the Food Writers Guild nominate and choose the outstanding winners, with quality and excellence in mind. This year the Midlands were well represented, with most of the winners within 40 miles of each other.
See winning recipe here: here.