Ór-Real Irish Butter, which is produced by North Cork Creameries, has been named as a finalist at the Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2022. It is one of only two finalists in the Butter category.
The awards recognise and celebrate the best in food and drink products available in Ireland across retail, wholesale and foodservice. Each entry is judged by a panel of experts from across the industry and is reviewed on key criteria including taste, flavour, provenance and innovation.
Ór-Real Irish Butter is made in North Cork using the traditional method of slow churning, the only addition is a touch of salt. North Cork Creameries is a farmer-owned independent cooperative which employs more than 100 local people directly, it supports 250 local family farm milk suppliers and contributes significantly to the local economy.
Pat Sheahan, CEO of North Cork Creameries said, “We’re thrilled to be shortlisted for an Irish Quality Food Award. We’re very proud of Ór-Real Irish Butter, it has only been on the shelves since late 2021 and shopper reaction has been extremely positive, resulting in the product being rolled out to SuperValu and Centra stores nationwide. At North Cork Creameries, we have almost 100 years of experience in turning the finest local milk into the creamiest butter and very little has changed since then. The same farmers have been supplying us for generations, we only use summer milk from local, certified grass-fed cows and the only addition is a pinch of salt.”
The winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Mansion House in Dublin on the 13th of September.