Mic’s Chilli Sauces

We’ve been getting better – but the Irish palette remains infamously bland. Mic is out to change all that. From a site in Kilcoole, he makes and sells a range of fantastic, tangy chilli-based sauces.

The Inferno sauces range in heat, from the mild, right up to the extreme. And there’s a sweet chilli sauce and a BBQ flavour for the less adventurous.

Massive plus points for the packaging design too – Steve Simpson is the award-winning designer responsible.

Craigies Cider

Craigies Cider is an Irish independent cider maker based in Grangecon

Simon Tyrrell and Angus Craigie blend different Irish apples to make a range of delicious ciders.

Craigies’ first cider, the Ballyhook Flyer, is available in a range of stockists. Locally these include the Wicklow Wine Co. in Wicklow town, Moore’s of Grangecon, and Next Door Off Licence in Blessington.

Read more about Craigies Cider in this Irish Times article »

Wicklow Farmhouse Cheeses

Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese is a small family business offering a distinctive range of cheeses.

The cheeses are made by the Hempenstall family, using pasteurised milk from their herd of 60 Friesian cows in the southeast of Co. Wicklow.

John Hempenstall established Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese in 2005 to supplement farm income. He milks approximately 60 cows and has developed  The cheeses are handmade, in a purpose built dairy on the farm, by the entire Hempenstall family, over seen by John. They have won gold, silver and bronze awards at, among others, the British Cheese Awards and have been recommended by John and Sally McKenna.

The range of products includes Wicklow Blue, Wicklow Baun, St. Kevin, Blue Crumble, a natural buttermilk, and a selection of cheddar cheeses. Wicklow Blue has enjoyed particular critical acclaim. Wicklow Blue and Baun cheeses are available in delicatessens, supermarkets and farmer’s markets as well as many resturants throughout the country.

Janet’s Country Fayre

Award winning range of speciality chutneys, relishes, sauces, pestos, salsas and dressings.

Janet Drew is the entrepreneur responsible:

Janet Drew is an award-winning producer of chutneys & reslishes and the The Bridgestone Guide’s John McKenna has described her Sweet Pepper Relish as ”probably the most copied artisan food product ever produced in Ireland”, while her Beetroot Blush won the prestigious Irish Food Writers’ Guild Award in 2011.