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5 ‘Must Eat’ Foods when Visiting Kilkenny

Kilkenny is not short of restaurants, and excellent ones at that. There are also so many tasty culinary delights to be sampled and here are a list of five foods that simply must be tasted on your next trip to the Medieval City.

1. Mooncoin Beetroot

What started as a family hobby for the Murphy family has now grown into a flourishing business that produces top quality home grown, handmade pickled beetroot. Mooncoin Homegrown Beetroot represents Irish homemade produce at it’s very best and are now growing over an acre and a half of the best quality beetroot on the Irish market. The care and attention, combined with the family’s secret recipe, produces beetroot of unrivalled quality. Available in selected stores across the country and served in many hotels and restaurants throughout the country.
For Information: http://tastekilkenny.ie/producers/mooncoin-homegrown-beetroot/

2. Cramers Grove Ice-Cream

For generations, a Kilkenny family has provided Ireland’s southeast with high quality dairy produce, from Cramers Grove Farm. Cramers Farmhouse Ice Creams, Sorbets & Frozen yogurts are handmade with uncompromising care on the family farm at Cramers Grove in Kilkenny. Made with the freshest milk and cream from their dairy cows are mixed daily in small batches and are then combined with the finest natural ingredients to create a luxury ice cream for you to enjoy. Their sorbets & frozen yogurts are made with the same attention and are bursting with real fruit.
All their produce are made in the traditional way using only fresh and natural ingredients they contain no artificial additives, flavourings, colourings or preservatives. Cramers Ice-Cream is available at : Eurospar, Newpark Shopping Centre, Kilkenny & The Little Green Grocer, High Street, Kilkenny
For Information: www.cramersgrove.com

3. Goatsbridge Trout Farm

If you want to sample some of the finest fish in the country, then Goatsbridge Trout is a must-try! For three generations, the family have been farming rainbow trout from the crystal clear waters of The Little Arrigle River, giving the trout its unique taste and texture. Situated in Thomastown, the farm also has a Visitor Centre that provides tours for schools, groups or casual visitors, pre-booking is essential. Goatsbridge Trout is available from our online shop, all major supermarkets in Ireland as well as specialist shops, or directly from their farm gate.
For Information: www.goatsbridgetrout.ie

4. Truffle Fairy Chocolate

The Truffle Fairy was established in 2005 by Professional Chef Mary Teehan. Over the years Mary and her team have refined the making process to create fine chocolate truffles, bars and many chocolate products. Inspired by world travel working with many fine chefs, a deep love of nature and refusal to compromise on quality and flavour, Truffle Fairy chocolates have won numerous International awards, receives National recognition through food guides, blogs and newspaper articles.  The Truffle Fairy Chocolate Shop & Hot Chocolate Cafe is situated on Chapel Lane, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. They serve a range of hot chocolates, coffee and teas from around the world also raw chocolate cake, gluten free and spelt baking, fine flavour chocolate truffles and fudge, Single Origin bars and plenty more chocolate treats.
For information visit: www.trufflefairy.ie

5. Cakeface Patisserie

Cakeface Patisserie was born out of the desire to create unique, quirky and unusual cakes pastries and desserts. It specialises in the unexpected and delicious, their range of desserts is designed to wow and surprise. Pastry chef duo, Laura and Rory Gannon are constantly experimenting with new and unusual flavours, ingredients and modern techniques, to ensure that their creations astound and delight. Cake Face Pastry sits on Ireland’s Medieval Mile in the shadow of St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower in beautiful Kilkenny city and a firm favourite for both Kilkenny people and visitors for its great coffee, gourmet sandwiches and high end patisserie selection.
For Information: www.cakeface.ie