Date: 20th March 2017

Venue: AppleCore Foods Premises

Purpose: Irish Lamb Tasting

Highlight: Visit by the Irish Minister of State, Ms. Catherine Byrne and the Irish Ambassador for Malta, Mr. Padraig Mac Coscair

As an import/distribution and marketing food and beverage company, AppleCore Foods strive to offer their esteemed clients the best of the best. The Meat Academy Event was the second event of its type where clients were invited for an evening of Irish lamb tasting as prepared and cooked by Chef Christopher Gherxi. Nicolas Ranninger, Market Manager for Italy, Switzerland and Malta from the Irish Food Board – Bord Bia together with a representative from Irish Country Meats, Matthew O’Connor gave a short presentation about Irish lamb as an introduction to the event.

During this event AppleCore Foods sampled various lamb cuts from  Irish Country Meats which is the specialist lamb and sheep meat processing division of Slaney Foods, a subsidiary of the Linden Food Group.

It was with great pleasure that the Irish Minister of State, Ms. Catherine Byrne attended this event and gave a short speech about the love of the country side and the well being of how the animals are cared for by the farmers to make sure that the consumer receives the best quality Ireland can offer. H.E. the Irish Ambassador for Malta, Mr. Patrick Mac Coscair accompanied the Irish Minister of State for this event.

Irish food and beverage exports to Malta have reached €12 million in 2016, up by 4% when compared to the previous year. Specifically Irish lamb exports to Malta have double in 2016.

Antoinette Stellini Director of Sales was pleased to comment that AppleCore Foods customers are always offered premium quality products and the Meat Academy event serving Irish Country Meats lamb is a clear example of the way ‘we do business’.