Putóg Teo, a new company which produces and supplies artisan pork based products to the retail market under the De Róiste brand, officially launched its new products at its facility in the Údarás na Gaeltachta Industrial Park in Baile Bhuirne, Co. Cork today (Thurs 21st June).
The company, which began production less than four months ago, already has it products on shelves in major retail outlets such Supervalu, Centra and other local retailers. The De Róiste brand is founded on the ethos of combining family traditions with practical knowledge of food production.
Jimmy Allen, director of Putóg Teo said “Our De Róiste white and black puddings are made from recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Our products are 100% natural and all ingredients are sourced locally. We also currently in the process of adding a number of new products to our range and believe that they will also be very successful.”
Also present at the official launch was the well renowned chef and owner of Ballymaloe Cookery School, Darina Allen, who it is understood to be very taken with the De Róiste products. She wanted to see the production process and also brought another 60 chefs, whom were attending the Ballymaloe Cookery School.
Steve Ó Cúláin, CEO of Údarás na Gaeltachta, said he was delighted that Údarás were able to facilitate and support Putóg Teo and he welcomed the 10 new jobs that will be created in Baile Bhuirne as a result. “The growth in the artisan food sector has brought a new stream of entrepreneurs into the sector. They are responding to consumer demands for locally produced, hand-crafted food products. An tÚdarás recognises the potential for growth of this niche food sector and the focus on value-added, innovative and market-led food products. The food sector is strong in the Gaeltacht and some of the most recognised food brands in the country are located there. I congratulate the directors, Jimmy Allen and Anthony Stanton on the inroads that they are making already in this business and their plans for further development of new products in the future.”
Anthony Staunton, director of Putóg Teo said, “Today’s consumers have a hunger for real, authentic, locally sourced and traceable food products. The De Róiste products fit all those categories. We believe in supporting local producers.”