September 19, 2019
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Bally Goat Cheese was established in January 2019 by the Leahy Family. We started off milking goats in October 2017 on our family farm in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. We were supplying Cordal Goats Cheese with our milk. When Cordal Goats Cheese decided to cease production, it was then the Leahy Family decided to start this new venture. This is the only goat farm producing milk in Co. Limerick for commercial purposes.

Inspired by the cheeses of Northern Italy, Bally Goat Cheese is handmade in Co. Kerry. Our cheese has a smooth and creamy texture. There are no additives or preservatives in our cheese.

The herd of goats are regularly exhibited at agricultural shows across the country. Over the past number of years, the goats have won numerous championships.

Our soft goat cheese is available in 3 flavours i.e. Original, Honey & Chilli and Garlic & Thyme

Retailers:

Some Super Valu’s across Limerick & Kerry

The Little Cheese Shop, Tralee

Gourmet Green, Abbeyfeale

Sonas Health Food Store, Newcastle West

The Flying Cheese Brigade, Limerick

Bridies Foodstore, Firies

Sheahan’s Stores, Newcastle West


September 11, 2018
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Unit 2, Kerry Food Hub., Killarney, Co. Kerry

Micheal Lenihan and Jessica Clinton, both chefs with over 15 years experience, set up their business over four years ago when they noticed a gap in the market for wholesale luxury desserts and bespoke desserts including gluten-free dairy-free and vegan products. They now produce desserts for restaurants all over Kerry to the restaurant’s recipes, allowing them to keep their unique dessert menu and to reduce costs. All the Ballyhar Foods staff are qualified pastry chefs and they run their business like a large pastry kitchen as opposed to a factory setting. Everything is handmade from scratch and no pre-mixed products are used.

They’ve won numerous awards including Blas na hEireann gold award for gluten-free brownies; 2014 Blas na hEireann New Kerry Producer of the Year 2014 and SKDP Business of the Year 2014. They were also a Kerry Enterprise Board Finalist for Business of the Year 2016.

 

Speciality
Award winning gluten free cakes and desserts. Catering to both gluten free and traditional requirements.
Contact Name
Jessica Clinton and Michael Lenihan
Local
Yes
Countywide
Yes
Regional
Yes
Nationwide
No
Export
No
Direct Sales
Yes
Retail Sales
Yes
Wholesale
No
Catering Establishments
Yes

September 12, 2017
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For a number of years I worked in the family wholesale fresh fruit and vegetable business. Over the years I built up invaluable experience in dealing with both the product and the customer. For years I had been brainstorming different ideas in my head but I never took action. In 2015 I came up with the idea of a fresh fruit pack which consisted of freshly cut fruit and berries.  I started supplying some local shops with my fresh fruit packs. In the beginning everything was very basic but the products were selling. Knowing that there was interest in my product gave me the confidence to push my idea further and fine tune the product to suit the market.

SuperValu’s Food Academy has offered my small business a massive opportunity to grow. SuperValu in my local town of Listowel was the first shop to take on my product. After a few successful months of selling my product, I decided to go for the Food Academy as this offered my company the opportunity to sell products in all SuperValu stores in Kerry. SuperValu has been a great help to my business. Not only have they taken on my product in store, but their quality guidelines have helped me to produce products to the highest standard.

My aim is to provide fresh fruit to health conscious people. Sometimes eating healthy can be time consuming, for example, packing a lunch for work. Fruity Farms products are freshly prepared and ready to eat for your convenience. Now that my business has been accepted by the Food Academy,  we have moved to a new custom built facility at the Kerry Food Hub in Firies, Co. Kerry. We aim to supply our products to a range of stores across Munster.


May 16, 2017
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Krave was established in July of this year to offer busy working people the convenience of having a healthy and delicious lunch delivered straight to their desk.

The owner of Krave, Kate Leen, said: “I remember being at work in my previous role and as a busy manager I rarely took a full lunch break. Some days i would be organised enough to pack my lunch other days not so. Also having two small children to get out the door, I came to realise we often neglect our own wellbeing! I remember thinking one day if someone could hand me my lunch and a healthy one at that it might make lunch time a bit easier.”

Kate’s husband David Leen already ran a business providing salads made fresh daily with no additives or preservatives to shops, delis and butchers.

After much research Kate undertook a food programme. “This helped me greatly understand the food business and helped us with the development of Krave,” she added.

“We also worked closely with local chef Mark Doe over a number of months to create nutritious and delicious lunches, with healthy proteins and slow-release carbs to keep you fuller for longer and avoid that mid afternoon slump.”

All Krave dishes are available through delivery and are not available to shops. “We have also introduced vegetable curries and rustic soups to our winter menu to warm your toes in the winter months!” said Kate.

Krave, along with its sister business the long-established Con Leen Salads, is located in The Kerry Food Hub in Firies village. “We offer deliveries in Tralee on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and in Killarney on Wednesdays and Fridays with a view to adding additional delivery days,” said Kate.

Contact Krave on 085-179 7365 and email kravelunchdeliveries@gmail.com


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ABOUT TASTE KERRY

Taste Kerry is an organisation that promotes food and drink in Kerry. While promoting food tourism and encouraging new visitors to the Kingdom, Taste Kerry also adopts a distinctively original approach by bringing together all aspects of the food industry to encourage inter-county trade and promotion of food tourism across the county.Taste Kerry is becoming recognised as the local authority for setting quality standards on the present state and future direction of speciality foods. Through its food tourism development plan, Taste Kerry seeks to ensure that authentic tastes of place become a significant economic driver for communities and regions, while also playing a primary role in enhancing the tourist experience in Kerry.

 

Faoi Bhlas ChiarraíCuireann Blas Chiarraí bia agus deoch Chontae Chiarraí chun cinn. Spreagann Blas Chiarraí turasóireacht bia agus dí agus breis turasóirí chun na Ríochta agus trí chur chuige uathúil agus nua tugann sé réimsí éagsúla an tionscail bia le chéile chun trádáil bhreise a chothú sa chontae agus chun an turasóireacht bia a spreagadh ar fud an chontae.Tá aitheantas á bhaint amach ag Blas Chiarraí mar ghrúpa áitiúil údarásach ó thaobh leagadh síos ardchaighdeán do tháirgí bia agus ó thaobh cur chun cinn sainbhianna an chontae. Tríd a bplean forbartha turasóireachta bia, déanann Blas Chiarraí gach iarracht go mbíonn fíorbhlasanna áitiúla an chontae lárnach i gcur chun cinn an gheilleagair áitiúil do phobail agus do réigiúin an chontae, agus ina bpríomh-shlí le cur le heispéireas na dturasóirí a thagann go Ciarraí.