Taste Cork is an innovative marketing group representing many of the outstanding food and drink producers based throughout Co. Cork. By opening a virtual door to the county’s kitchens, farms, dairies, bakeries and other small-scale production facilities, Taste Cork invites you to recognise and celebrate the delights of our distinguished local produce.
For hotels, restaurants, pubs, retail and wholesale buyers, we’ve created a convenient trade section. For ’foodies’ we offer comprehensive lists of stockists and markets. So, no matter what your role in the local food supply chain, we would love to hear from you; we’re always keen to welcome new members to our dynamic food network. This is your opportunity to savour and share the true flavour of Cork’s exceptional food culture! Blessed by nature, blessed with people....
Boasting some of Europe’s finest lush pastures, pristine deep seas and stunning coastlines, it’s no surprise that Co. Cork is the home of a magnificent treasure of internationally-renowned food produce.
Top quality fish, shellfish, sea salt and seaweed are sustainably harvested from the rich seas and shorelines of the spectacular South and South West coasts of Ireland providing the choicest selection every day. Our imposing mountains and deep valleys provide perfect grazing conditions for dairy farming and premium livestock so it’s no wonder then that Co. Cork’s cheese and dairy produce is internationally sought-after and why our beef, pork, lamb and venison is considered some of the finest in Ireland. What’s more, our exceptional, nutrient-rich soil also offers the ideal growing conditions for deliciously flavoursome vegetables, while the county’s unique forests provide the perfect smoking flavours for our famous smokehouses.
Now, add to all the above, the talented hands, creative minds and expert know-how of our innovative community of artisan food producers, the hard-working individuals who are quietly dedicated to producing our remarkable local food, an enviable wealth of sweet and savoury food experiences infused with the heritage of exceptional artisan skill.
No wonder Cork is considered the gourmet capital of Ireland.
Taste Cork is dedicated to co-operation within the food industry, as a means of increasing the profile and sales of quality food products from across the county.
Today, we continue to warmly welcome new members from all aspects of the local food production and supply sectors - all of whom are passionate about the promotion of Co. Cork’s outstanding artisan foods!
We also offer a variety of group training initiatives, group marketing activities and other similar projects; all designed to equip and prepare members to achieve increased recognition of their produce.
If you produce, sell or use local, speciality food or ingredients, and if you’re keen to develop your business and achieve improved market reach, Taste Cork is the ideal platform! Our network is a government backed initiative supported by the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork, Cork City Council & Cork County Council to establish a regional brand for Cork food producers and provides a network to develop micro food enterprises in Cork.
Joining the Taste Cork network means:
• Increased sales opportunities with more potential customers.
• Inclusion in the ’Taste Cork’ Business Directory with detailed on-line business listing.
• Networking opportunities and events and access to seminars, tailored training and business development