Recent news from Bord Bia announces that Irish exports of food and drink now approach ten billion euros for the first time. Since 2009, export values have risen by forty per cent. Much of this is in the dairy and beef sector. These figures confirm what we know to be true at Good Food Ireland. That Irish beef and quality dairy produce is at the heart of the culinary standing of this country. Visitors come here to taste our grass fed beef and enjoy some of the best farmhouse cheeses and dairy produce in the world. Among the Good Food Ireland network, our cheesemakers include international award winners. Speciality meat like Irish Piedmontese Beef froom Tipperary is wowing our chefs and their customers. The UK is still the largest export destination for Irish food. The Good Food Ireland online shop offers delivery to the UK and USA, meaning you can send a taste of Ireland home to the folks in a convenient way. Good Food Ireland works hard to encourage food tourism within Ireland. Food tourism plays an essential role in raising the profile of Irish food abroad, promoting awareness of what’s on offer. International markets are proving to be very excited about Irish produce, according to these latest figures. We wondered where you may have visited recently abroad and found familiar Irish produce in the shops or on menus? Did you spot any of our prestigious Good Food Ireland Approved Provider products on your trip? Lets see how far flung we can get in finding Irish food outside Ireland! Also, let’s spread the word that Ireland is a worthy internationally recognised food destination. Our Culinary Accommodations offer a real taste of Ireland with comfort of stay under one roof. Our restaurants, cafes, shops and cookery schools are proud to highlight Irish produce. The word is out.  .