Six NI Food Products star in ultimate 'All-Ireland Sandwich'

Ahead of Saturday's All-Ireland GAA Football final, Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise have announced the winners of their All-Ireland Sandwich competition.

The sandwich contains 32 ingredients - celebrating a different local food producer in each county - with six Northern Ireland based food products representing county’s Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone.  

Nominated by the public, the competition saw hundreds of nominations from all over the country, with the final ingredients chosen by David Adams, head of Heinz Ireland, and Dee Laffan, food writer and presenter.

The final 32 delicious fillings are:

1. St. Tola Divine, a spreadable version of the award-winning goats cheese representing Co. Clare

2. Gubbeen Farmhouse Cheese, representing Co. Cork

3. Sourdough bread from Emilie’s Bakehouse, representing Co. Kerry

4. Irish butter from Glenstal Foods, representing Co. Limerick

5. Mature Cheese and Red Onion crisps from O’Donnells Crisps, representing Co. Tipperary

6. Blaa from Walsh’s Bakehouse, representing Co. Waterford

7. Cheddar from Coolattin Cheddar, representing Co. Carlow

8. Cucumbers from Welgro Produce, representing Dublin

9. Chilli jam from Gibney’s Preserves, representing Co. Kildare

10. Smoked trout pâté from Goatsbridge Trout Farm, representing Co. Kilkenny

11. Microgreens from Edmundburry Greens, representing Co. Laois

12. Honey roast ham from Herterich Artisan Meats, representing Co. Longford

13. Sourdough bread from The Home Bakery, representing Co. Louth

14. Organic lettuce from Meade Farm, representing Co. Meath

15. Shaved New York-style pastrami from Carrolls of Tullamore, representing Co. Offaly

16. Turkey slices from Green Farm Fine Foods, representing Co. Westmeath

17. Tomatoes from Wexford Tomatoes, representing Co. Wexford

18. Salami from Guastalla, representing Co. Wicklow

19. Smoke roasted organic salmon from North Coast Smokehouse, representing Co. Antrim

20. Onion jam from Burren Balsamics, representing Co. Armagh

21. Drumlin garlic cheese from Corleggy Cheeses, representing Co. Cavan

22. Crispy onions from Scotts Crispy Onions, representing Co. Londonderry

23. Wild Irish tuna from Shines Seafood, representing Co. Donegal

24. Black garlic butter from Abernethy Butter, representing Co. Down

25. Fresh free range eggs from Cavanagh Eggs, representing Co. Fermanagh

26. Mushrooms from Monaghan Mushrooms, representing Co. Monaghan

27. Bresola from Ispini Charcuterie, representing Co. Tyrone

28. Salad leaves from An Garraí Glas, representing Co. Galway

29. Boxty from McNiffe’s Bakery, representing Co. Leitrim

30. Sea salt from Achill Island Sea Salt, representing Co. Mayo

31. Sundried tomatoes from Ballagh Farm Shop, representing Co. Roscommon

32. Hummus from Sweet Beat, representing Co. Sligo

Commented David Adams: “We were astounded by the amount of entries and the absolutely delicious products nominated – it made it incredibly hard to pick just a final 32!

“Our final recipe represents all of the wonderful local produce Ireland has to offer and is the perfect inspiration for a half-time treat to make at home ahead of this Saturday’s final.

“Thanks to everyone for nominating their favourites and for helping us celebrate Irish produce this summer.”

Added Dee Laffan: “This list of winning ingredients represents the fact that we have amazing producers and farmers across the entire island of Ireland. It makes you realise what’s available on your own doorstep, but also that supporting Irish is supporting local.

“The winning sandwich is a work of art in itself! I think the best thing about it is you can break it down and eat it in parts or use the list of winning ingredients to create so many delicious sandwich variations yourself!”

As well as the competition, Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise also launched a new limited-edition bottle for the summer – Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayo for Sam.

The new bottle was launched to mark the 70th anniversary of Co. Mayo’s last win at the All-Ireland final in 1951.

The All-Ireland Sandwich. Photo: Gabriela Szeplaki Photography.