James Whelan Butchers Heritage Cure Ham Wins At IQFA

Multi-award winning James Whelan Butchers was presented with their second award this year for their Heritage Cure Ham, at the Irish Quality Food Awards, which took place last night at The Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin. The Heritage Cure Ham was shortlisted in the Pork Meat category along with four of Ireland’s other top retailers.

Cured on the bone, using a process passed down for generations within the Whelan family, the Heritage Cured Irish Ham which was also awarded the Great Taste 3 Star Award in 2016, has a distinctive flavour with a hint of smoky hickory undertones and succulent sweetness that comes from cooking on the bone.

James Whelan Butchers Heritage Cure Ham Wins At IQFA

Quality Food Awards 2017

Speaking about the win and why their Heritage Cure Ham is so special, Pat Whelan of James Whelan Butchers had this to say, “I discovered this secret recipe in my grandfather’s old ‘shop day book’, and started to work on re-creating the heritage ham a few years ago. Our Heritage Ham is a family favourite and has become an award favourite also! It is a testament to the fantastic James Whelan Butchers team and I am extremely proud that it has been noted for its magnificent flavour at the awards this year.”

The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards were launched in 2013 for the retail sector and are unique in that they reward great tasting products, with the finest of flavours, textures and aromas. They reward nutritious products, with the finest ingredients lists, while also recognising innovation, great packaging and presentation. Each year the awards demonstrate the capacity of retailers and manufacturers to create marvellous new products.

James Whelan Butchers is passionate about food and its customers. Their artisan produce can be found in any of the their craft butcher shops at Dunnes Stores, Cornelscourt and the Swan Centre, Rathmines, as well as Avoca, Rathcoole and Avoca Kilmacanogue and at their home shop where it all started in Oakville Shopping Centre, Clonmel. James Whelan Butchers is also looking forward to welcoming customers at their new butcher shop in the Pavilion Shopping Centre in Swords, Co. Dublin, which will open it’s doors for the first time on Thursday 2nd November.

To find out more about James Whelan Butchers or to order online visit www.jameswhelanbutchers.com.

About James Whelan Butchers:

James Whelan Butchers is a fifth generation family-owned and run butcher business and producing high quality products is part of their DNA. In 1960 James Whelan Butchers first opened their doors in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

James Whelan Butchers, is dedicated to delivering the highest-quality, naturally reared meat directly from their butcher shops to your door. To meet this goal, they work with traditional artisan craftspeople and farmers to source the finest quality products you can buy. Their history and experience in agricultural processes uniquely gives their craftspeople the expertise to control and develop high standards at each stage of the supply chain from selection to maturation, to end-product refrigeration and presentation.

Having their own farm, abattoir and shops to sell their produce, allows James Whelan Butchers to give people that essential element of trust that every consumer requires when they buy meat today in James Whelan Butchers stores or order online. James Whelan Butchers high standards are achieved by constantly assessing and re-assessing every aspect of their business. They do this by listening to their customers and people.

James Whelan Butchers is available at:

  • Oakville Shopping Centre, Clonmel

  • Dunnes Stores, Cornelscourt

  • Dunnes Stores, The Swan Centre, Rathmines

  • Avoca, Rathcoole

  • Avoca, Kilmacanogue

  • Dunnes Stores, Pavilions Shopping Centre Swords (Opening November 2nd)

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