Good Food Ireland enters the Culinary Tourism Market offering culinary and cultural tours of Ireland.
For the past ten years Good Food Ireland has brought together Irish farmers, food producers and fishermen, gourmet accommodation, pubs, cafés, cookery schools and speciality food shops, spearheading the concept of experiencing local food through local cuisine, and promoting that to food lovers in Ireland and overseas.
Now, to mark its tenth birthday and to cater to market demand, Good Food Ireland is using its unparalleled access and expertise to put together a range of customised gourmet getaways and cooking adventures, as well as longer stay culinary and cultural tours for home holidays and international tourists. These exclusive experiences are available to book online for both individuals and groups and fully bespoke options are also available.
“Good Food Ireland has been encouraging international tour operators to feature food tours for ten years and more recently we have arranged a number of them on an individual basis,” says Margaret Jeffares, the organisation’s founder, “and now providing these tours in a more structured way, due to the demand for them, is a natural progression and a reflection of how vibrant our food tourism scene has become.
An all-island network and the trusted quality guarantee for the finest local food experiences, Good Food Ireland is passionate about sharing all the wonderful foods of our island, and introducing our visitors to the farm to fork lifestyle that defines and inspires us every day.
There is a huge appetite for authentic experiences. As a community committed to local food, our in-depth knowledge and expertise means that Good Food Ireland offers connected journeys like no other, with behind the scenes access and private bespoke experiences.”
Take an artisan black pudding or cheese-making masterclass, learn new techniques and culinary skills with hands-on cooking sessions led by renowned chefs, visit local farms or eat your very own catch of the day, try the new generation or the legendary names of Irish whiskeys and spirits, craft ciders and beers, share a table with some of the greatest food experts on Ireland’s local produce, cheese, meat, fish and wild foods – with Good Food Ireland tours visitors will be immersed in authentic culture and cuisine, where food and farming have shaped the country’s way of life.
Tailored specifically to your taste-buds, independent or escorted, leisure or corporate, individuals or groups, mini-tour to extended getaway, these food tours take the Good Food Ireland mission seriously – to showcase and celebrate Ireland as a world-class food travel destination with a vibrant culinary and food scene. Planning and providing innovative tours and experiences with impeccable attention to detail, the Good Food Ireland trip planning services include central booking and invoicing.
Good Food Ireland is Ireland on a plate. Created by individuals with dedication and pride, this new selection of Good Food Ireland food tour itineraries are rich in delicious flavours, great people, passionate characters, the country’s best-kept culinary secrets, and lasting memories that are unique and quintessentially Irish.