Discover the Food Producers of West Cork
With a mild climate, non-intensive farming and a long seafaring tradition, West Cork has a growing reputation as one of Europe's premier food and drink producing regions. This warm micro climate is what has made this a region with a wonderful food culture, our farmers, award-winning artisan producers and chefs are leading Ireland’s culinary revolution.
Traditionally this is a farming community, which in turn has led to the large number of artisan cheese makers and organic growers in the area. Other speciality producers have been attracted here by the tradition of good food that has been built up and in turn contribute to the menu of savoury tastes on offer.
The result of all this is that West Cork has a reputation as a centre of excellence for artisan food production; a reputation founded on the care, commitment and skill that the artisan producers and providers of this enticingly beautiful part of Ireland bring to all that they do.
Many of them have a lifetime’s worth of practical experience, and are more than happy to share their skill and passion with people who appreciate good food. On West Cork Connection we showcase some of the best in award-winning artisan food production; take time to taste and enjoy.