Good Food Ireland has launched a new online service to encourage food lovers to stay with and engage in activities with Ireland’s leading food producers and chefs.
The website, GoodFoodIrelandExperiences.com, will highlight varied food experiences such as hands-on bread-making in Ballymaloe, foraging and lunch in a historic house estate, dine with a local chef at a private lunch in Co Donegal, or how about collecting a traditional Tipperary country picnic for two?
For foodies looking to take a road trip you can explore many experiences broken down by your chosen route and destination such as the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, Northern Ireland, and more.
Formed in 2006 by Margaret Jeffares, Good Food Ireland (GFI) promotes links between agri-food and tourism in Ireland. GFI is a network that directs food lovers around the island to food places from restaurants, pubs and cafés, to good food places to stay and much more.
The new ‘Experiences’ service invites people to browse experiences by destination, date, or simply by the food experience they would like to explore.
Ms Jeffares said: “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. With Good Food Ireland, we seek out those places, many off the beaten path, so people can discover them and enjoy.
“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.”
The service also invites food fans to consider experiences such as make your own chocolate bar in Co Clare, blackcurrant and horse breeding farm tour in Co Wexford, goat cheesemaking on a family farm in Co Cork, or get the kids buzzed about bee-keeping in Co Galway.
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.