The Taste the Vales initiative is designed to bring together all that’s great about the Munster Vales food provision across the five mountain ranges in North Cork, East Limerick, South Tipperary and West Waterford.
From artisan coffees and melt in your mouth pastries, nourishing soups and stonking stews, local cheeses and Michelin starred dishes, the trails will take you on a real foodie journey around this stunning area of Ireland.
The trails incorporate the very best of food experiences, from dining out in country houses, discovering intimate cafés and enjoying a visit to a farm.
Sample some delicious local produce by calling in to the Apple Farm in Cahir, Tipperary where you can pick your own fruit and refresh with one of their delicious apple juices or ciders made on site from their own apples.
Or, if you looking for a quick bite to eat and a good cup of coffee then The Keep Coffee Shop in Tipperary have some delicious carmel slices, mouth-watering brownies and massive muffins to keep your energy levels up. If you’re in Cork, Lyla’s Kitchen in Buttevant will sort you out with some great home baking and tasty hot drinks.
If you’re looking for Michelin starred levels of foodie pleasure, we’ve got you covered. Using locally grown produce from its own garden and the Ballyhoura region, Deebert House Hotel in Limerick will leave you feeling refuelled, recharged and relaxed whether you’re looking for a morning coffee, lunch or dinner.
Of course Munster Vales is known for its incredible scenery meaning that you won’t be short of locations for a picnic. Many of the country houses, cafes and restaurants around the Munster Vales such as Praline in Cork will set you up with a picnic or afternoon tea, and there are plenty of perfect little spots to spread out a blanket on the ground and get stuck into some delicious food at your own pace.
Waterford’s outdoor museum of geological records at the Copper Coast Geopark is the ideal spot to enjoy a quick picnic before exploring its range of trails, which are perfectly suited for everyone from family groups to adventure seekers.