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MEET the MAKERS

The Laois Taste group is made up of a diverse group of local food and drink producers. Click below to Meet the Laois Makers.

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Welcome to Laois Taste

Laois Taste is a diverse group of 26 Laois based Food & Drink Producers dedicated to promoting the Laois Food & Drink Sector through the Laois TASTE brand, locally, nationally and internationally. Founded in 2019 as a collaborative effort between Laois Food & Drinks Producers, Laois County Council, Local Enterprise Office Laois and Laois Partnership to support and promote local provenance, quality, growth and development of the Laois food sector. Our aim is to promote local provenance, strengthen the Laois food industry and transform Laois into one of Ireland’s top food destinations.

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The Laois TASTE Producers Provenance Scheme
“These are exciting times for Laois Food & Drink as we know it! We are well on the way to establishing Laois as a top food destination here in Ireland!”
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Helen Gee

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Laois Taste

The Laois TASTE Provenance Scheme certifies Laois Food Producers and also Supporters that sell Laois made produce. The aim of the Laois TASTE Producers Provenance Scheme is to encourage local provenance and to create opportunities for new food businesses, support the capacity of existing food businesses in the County while also promoting the Laois Food Industry to a wider audience. The Laois TASTE Brand is a mark of origin and allows consumers to identify food which is produced in Laois or businesses which sell Laois made produce.

We welcome all local Producers/ Retailers/Food Service Operators to sign up to the scheme and join us in bringing Laois Food & Drink to the forefront and establishing our county as a top food destination in Ireland.

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The Laois Producers are dedicated to creating the best and most innovative products that make Laois a top food destination. Check Out the Amazing Food that County Laois has to offer by visiting a Local Farmers Market or by browsing the Laois Taste online shop.

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Why Become a Member of Laois Taste?

The Laois TASTE Brand is a mark of origin and allows consumers to identify food/drink which is produced in Laois or businesses which sell Laois made produce. Embracing Laois TASTE is an opportunity for your business to benefit from the growing trends of consumers looking for and spending more on locally sourced food/drink.

Start by connecting with local members who share a passion for Laois food/drink. Members will be added to the Laois Taste Directory and will be promoted on the Laois Taste Map of food locations. Members will also be entitled to subsidised/free of charge participation in activities including mentoring, training, networking events, marketing programmes, showcase events etc.

Membership of Laois TASTE will afford your business:

  • Networking opportunities – free networking opportunities and events. Meet with, and learn from, others in your same area of business.
  • Training – free seminars, tailored training and business development events.
  • Sales – increased sales opportunities through exposure to potential new customers and export opportunities.
  • Group marketing – we will endeavour to take a collective approach to marketing which will save you time and money.
  • Regional branding – members will be invited to participate in regional and national food/drink events under the Laois TASTE brand.
  • Have a say – getting involved means you can help to shape the future development of your local food/drink sector.
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Stay up to date with the latest news and updates from the Laois Taste Producers. Read our most recent news from our blog.