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Recipe Competition

Winners Announced

The winners of our Cheese Creative recipe competition have been announced.

We asked entrants to show us their love for cheese by developing an innovative, inspiring and delicious recipe using cheese as a key ingredient. And our winners certainly did!

There were two categories: one for cheese–loving foodies and one for chefs.

The winner of the Chef Category was Vitalijus Sgibnevas. Vital is Head Function Chef at The Merchant Hotel, Belfast and made Camembert and caramelised onion tart with gingerbread and fig.

The Food Blogger Category was won by ‘Down the Hatch NI’ – Lynsey Hollywood and Robert Ainley – with a Savoury Sunday Supper Cheesecake made with Northern Ireland Cheddar.

The winners each received €1,000 and attended a gala event in Brussels where their recipes were showcased, along with those of competitors from France, Denmark and Ireland.

The winners’ trip to Brussels included dinner at the renowned La Manufacture restaurant followed by attending a Symposium the next day at La Maison on the famous Grand Place.

The Symposium was all about European Cheese Culture – from the science of what makes  cheese delicious to future trends and the place of cheese in a modern lifestyle. There were cheese tastings and food pairings, and the winning recipes featured as part the celebrations.

Our judges for the Northern Ireland competition were cook and food writer Trish Deseine; Joy Alexander, Head of Food Technology Development at Loughry College and Dr Mike Johnston, Chief Executive of the Dairy Council NI.

Watch the highlights from the awards:

 

 

See more photographs in our Winners’ Gallery


 

October 17

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October 17

Thank you for coming over to Belfast @LaurenVeronaD and for your brilliant presentati…

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October 16

Thank you so much for coming @DameSarahStorey and for your inspirational presentation…

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October 16

Thank you for coming to the Seminar @JuliaBone and we agree on the inspirational thou…

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October 16

Thank you for coming @PamelaMagee13 and the rest of the @NICHE_ULSTER alumni!…

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October 16

Thank you for coming @wallace17_paula and pleased you enjoyed it https://t.co/V3zNwHq…

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Thank you for coming @AlexFerentinos7 so pleased you found it useful. https://t.co/9S…

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October 16

A big thanks to our 4 speakers for a really interesting & informative evening of spor…

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October 16

Interesting panel discussion with tonight's speakers #MilkItNI https://t.co/1lbFNiECO…

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October 16

Paralympic and World Champion @DameSarahStorey shares her inspiring story & nutrition…

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October 16

A fascinating insight into the challenges of the 'Race Around Ireland' non-stop ultra…

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October 16

Are all proteins equal for sports performance and muscle recovery in athletes? @OllyW…

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October 16

Chair @madigan_sharon opens an evening of interesting sports nutrition talks #MilkItN…

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October 16

All set up and ready for our 2018 #MilkItNi Performance Nutrition Seminar https://t.c…

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