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Month: April 2016

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Longueville House

NO REPRO FEE 27/05/2013. Tradition meets innovation at 2013 EirGrid Euro-Toques Food Awards. At today's Euro-Toques Food Awards, sponsored by EirGrid, Ireland's top chefs honoured farmers, fishermen and producers who have ensured the survival of some of our most traditional food produce through enterprise and innovation. All five awards, presented at a reception hosted by Ella McSweeney in Residence Club on St. Stephen's Green this afternoon, went to businesses involving foods with a long history in Ireland's food and farming heritage. Pictured is award recipient William O'Callaghan, producer of Longueville House Cider, near Mallow, Co. Cork. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Longueville House Cider was first developed by the late Michael O’Callaghan back in 2000 as a means to an end in making his Apple Brandy. A pioneering spirit he planted 25 acres of Dabinett and Michelin cider apples at the north-west side of the property based in the heart of The Blackwater Valley. The apples are harvested in the autumn every year. Once picked the apples are crushed and pressed in an oak cider press machine located in the cider house on our farm. The pressed juice is naturally fermented over time incorporating natural sugars in the juice and natural yeast on apples and in the atmosphere, resulting in a rich amber coloured cider. The cider is then filtered, carbonated and pasteurised.

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