Dairy Council Northern Ireland

Milk it for all it's worth


Cheese up your life!

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


 

May 29

Join us for the #EnjoyDairy Rally this weekend ahead of #WorldMilkDay on Monday June…

Read Tweet

May 27

RT @DairyCouncilNI: These lemon and chicken skewers are delicious and perfect for the…

Read Tweet

May 26

Great piece from @gavin_rackard @IrishRugby on the importance of calcium and vitamin…

Read Tweet

May 26

RT @akellyucc: Butter - so simple to make that it has been a feature of farmhouse kit…

Read Tweet

May 25

If you aren't having a delivery of a cream tea "BBC News - UK turns to delivery cream…

Read Tweet

May 22

RT @DownthehatchNI: Mmmmmm love waking up to the smell of homemade pancakes- what a t…

Read Tweet

May 21

Thanks @NICHE - we'd pleased you find it useful. https://t.co/X2HT66lIAq…

Read Tweet

May 21

We’ve updated the ‘Nutrition & Health Professionals’ section of our website by…

Read Tweet

May 20

These lemon and chicken skewers are delicious and perfect for the better

Read Tweet

May 20

RT @daera_ni: Farming Minister Edwin Poots @poots2edwin has welcomed a £25 million f…

Read Tweet

May 20

RT @Jeukendrup: Little or no protein in some of these “milks” https://t.co/fUPDS8…

Read Tweet

May 19

More on dairy and BP & diabetes in the 'Nutrition & Health Professional' section of o…

Read Tweet

From the farm to the fridge, the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland acts on behalf of the dairy industry, promoting the natural goodness and quality of Northern Ireland milk and dairy products.

Our primary function is to communicate factual information to allow individuals to make well informed choices about dairy products that they consume and to inform them of the benefits of including dairy products in a balanced diet. We use a wide range of media, which includes television, radio, press, and social media. Our Advertising is complemented by public relations and promotional activities designed to communicate with specific groups.

Home delivery

Contact your nearest dairy to arrange delivery

Ballyrashane Creamery

T+44 (0)28 7034 3265

This site uses cookies for general analytics but not for advertising purposes. View our privacy policy to find out more. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.