November 27, 2016 2 min read

A local farmer and artisan charcutier Jonny Cuddy has taken the title of Best Manufacturing Plant after beating off stiff competition in the prestigious Butchery Excellence Ireland Awards .

Ispini Charcuterie have proven themselves a cut above the rest by taking the title of best Manufacturing Plant at the prestigious Butchery Excellence Ireland Awards.

Hosted by TV Presenter Pamela Ballantine, at the Valley Hotel Fivemiletown, County Tyrone - 26th November 2016

The Butchery Excellence Ireland’s awards lead the way in celebrating and acknowledging traditional butchery skills, whilst rewarding innovative and new techniques that are required to excel in a modern Butchery environment.

“The level of skills required to win this competition are set so high but Jonny Cuddy at Ispini Charcuterie has the knowledge, passion & professionalism. The quality of the products that Ispini are manufacturing is simply some of the best we have ever tasted, cured meats such as Bresaola, Coppa, Lomo and the Finocchiona Salami are particular favourites. comments Chief Judge, Sean Owens.

Sean continues: “The competition is designed to challenge the food manufacturers through all aspects of professional practice and the level of all the finalists was outstanding.

Jonny Cuddy, of Ispini Irish Charcuterie marked “This prestigious award is a great acknowledgement of the superior standards that we aim to deliver to our customers every day. This award would not have been possible without the help of Rhonda and Sean and all the team @ Montgomery Food Consulting”

The BES Annual Awards, organised by butchery members’ association, Butchery Excellence Ireland (BES), recognises the very best standards in the butchery retail market. They celebrate the highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement.

Rhonda Montgomery, CEO and Founder of the Butchery Excellence Ireland adds: “The Butchery Excellence Awards recognise the talented butchers and artisans that we have on the Island of Ireland, and it’s also a national showcase of Irish Meat and Meat Products, which is now on a par with the best in the world. Ispini have proved to us that they have what it takes to be the very best in Irish Charcuterie”

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