On November 10th, 2021, Ireland took home a record-breaking 46 gold medals in the 2021 World Steak Challenge – a first for any country in the competition’s six-year history.
Irish meat suppliers ABP Cahir, Dawn Meats and Kepak and retailers including Lidl Ireland and SuperValu were among the winners to emerge triumphant at the annual competition, which was held at Dublin’s FIRE Steakhouse & Bar
The winners also included Irish meat exporters Ashbourne Meat and Liffey Meats, as well as Higgins Butchers, James Whelan Butchers, FX Buckley and Martin Jennings.
Judging was blind and conducted by an international panel of more than 50 independent experts including meat scientists, master butchers, grillers and specialist steak chefs. Each steak was judged on its own merits against internationally agreed technical criteria, raw and cooked.
All 46 gold-medal-winning Irish beef cuts were reared on a grass-fed diet with Sirloin proving to be the most popular steak securing 19 gold medals
Irish Angus Cross was the most popular breed for the Irish steaks, followed by Hereford and Aberdeen Angus.
For a full list of winners, visit https://worldsteakchallenge.com/live/en/page/winners-2021 or contact your local Bord Bia office at Kieran.Fitzgerald@bordbia.ie