James Whelan Butchers nominated for a Golden Fork “Food Oscar”

Following the success of last year, James Whelan Butchers Beef Dripping has replicated last year’s success with another 3 Star Great Taste Award and inclusion in the 2015 Top 50 foods in the UK and Ireland.Of 10,000 entries to the Great Taste Awards, just 130 were awarded the highest and most coveted rating, 3 Stars and James Whelan Butchers Beef Dripping has now been further selected as a 2015 Top 50 Food and shortlisted for a Great Taste Golden Fork Award.JWB Beef Dripping

Produced in Clonmel, Tipperary by Pat Whelan, a fifth generation butcher the Beef Dripping evoked a great deal of nostalgia from the judges, who enjoyed it’s meaty flavour and the balance of sweet and savouriness, calling it “A pure distillation of bovine goodness“.

Beef Dripping is made from the suet of grass fed Angus and Hereford beef. Rendered down and clarifed into a pure fat, James Whelan Butchers Beef Dripping is simply packaged in white wax paper and stays fresh for up to six months, when stored in a cool dark place.

3 star Great Taste AwardsSeeing the upsurge of interest in heritage foods and traditional ingredients, Pat Whelan of James Whelan Butchers was inspired to create his own Beef Dripping. With the very best of beef available to him and within months he soon perfected a product that he was proud to share with is customers. “It’s the taste of my childhood” said Pat Whelan. “Our Beef Dripping is nutrient rich, high in omega-3 acids, clean, pure and carries great flavour, whether for frying a steak, roasting potatoes, or simply slathered onto good bread.”

The Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the benchmark for speciality food and drink. Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, members of the Women’s Institute, producers and a host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation.Great Taste Awards Top 50 Foods 2015

The Beef Dripping, priced €3.99, is available to buy online at www.JamesWhelanButchers.com or from James Whelan Butchers at Clonmel, Tipperary, Avoca Food Market, Monkstown, Avoca Rathcoole or Avoca Kilmacanogue.
The Golden Fork Award winners will be announced in London on September 8th. See #Top50Foods @GuildofFineFood

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