Celebrating Excellence: Galmere Foods Shines this Irish Food Award Season with Pestle + Mortar and The Galway Kitchen

At Galmere Fresh Foods, we are thrilled to announce our recent triumphs at some of Ireland’s most prestigious food industry awards. As a leading Irish food production company, we take immense pride in our commitment to delivering exceptional quality and taste to our customers and consumers. Today, we are delighted to share our latest Awards news from Blas na hÉireann – as well as revisit our news from earlier in the Awards season! These accolades not only recognise our dedication to excellence but also serve as a testament to the hard work and passion of our entire team.

What do Awards mean for a food business?

Not just a shiny trophy or plaque, Awards hold immense value, here are five reasons why:

  1. Enhanced brand reputation: they instantly elevate brand reputation, as the recognition from industry experts validates the quality, taste and innovation of our products. Consumers are more likely to trust and choose a brand that has been acknowledged for excellence.
  2. Increased market visibility: put simply, this gives us an opportunity to share good news widely, creating a ripple effect that spreads the word about Galmere and its products. This heightened exposure can attract the attention of potential customers, opening the door to new partnerships and expanding market reach.
  3. The Competitive Edge: in a saturated industry, winning Awards sets our products apart, demonstrating our USP.
  4. A Thank You to the Team: external, expert appreciation for the hard work, product development and world class production is always good to receive!

  5. Encouragement: these accolades give a boost to strive further in our innovation, development and sustainability practices to create new and exciting products.

Blas na hÉireann:

Blas na hÉireann, also known as the Irish Food Awards, is Ireland’s largest and most prestigious food Awards. This year, Galmere Fresh Foods has been honoured with five Awards (see image for detail), further solidifying our position as a leading player in the Irish food industry. Our social media accounts were buzzing with congratulatory messages from loyal consumers and industry peers!

Great Taste Awards:

The Great Taste Awards, organized by the Guild of Fine Food, is widely regarded as the benchmark for fine food and drink, especially as thousands of products are entered from all over the world. This year, Galmere Fresh Foods was thrilled to receive One Star each for our brand’s Pestle + Mortar’s Green Basil Pesto and Sundried Tomato Pesto, showcasing our commitment to producing outstanding products.

Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards:

The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards celebrate the very best in Irish food and drink products. We were delighted and honoured to receive a Gold Award for one of our newest products, Pestle + Mortar Basil Pesto Hummus, a testament to our unwavering commitment to sourcing the finest ingredients and employing the highest production standards.



Creating Preference:

 Winning these highly regarded Awards is a tremendous achievement for Galmere. It is a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.  They are not only a recognition of our hard work but also a validation of our customers’ trust in our brand. We are immensely grateful for their continued support and loyalty. It is their feedback and appreciation that motivates us to continually push the boundaries of taste and quality.

Full Awards List

Blas na hEireann:

Pestle + Mortar Sundried Tomato Pesto

The Galway Kitchen Organic Houmous, jointly awarded with Pestle + Mortar Green Basil Pesto Hummus
Supervalu’s Inspired by Centra Irish Seafood Chowder

Lidl Deluxe Seafood Chowder

Great Taste Awards:

Pestle + Mortar Sundried Tomato Pesto *
Pestle + Mortar Green Basil Pesto *

Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards:

Pestle + Mortar Basil Pesto Hummus

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