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11th Jul 2019

Steak from Ireland named best fillet in the world

Rudi Kinsella

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Quite an achievement.

An Irish-bred fillet steak was crowned the World’s Best Fillet at the World Steak Challenge 2019 on Wednesday night in the Round Room of the Mansion House.

The awards ceremony took place on 9 July, where the winning steak beat international competition to secure Ireland’s first ever category title in the annual competition.

According to Agriland, the winning fillet, which was entered by ABP Cahir Ireland, is part of Aldi’s own label range, and is a grass-fed Angus cross reared in Limerick.

The steak in question was described by judges as being “picture-perfect fillet with all the flavour to back it up”.

The World Steak Challenge considers steaks from 25 countries, so it’s quite the achievement for the Irish steak to win the award.

In another category, a steak from Finland was named the “World’s Best Steak” for the second year in a row.

Aidan Fortune, editor of Global Meat News, which organised the event, spoke about the achievement, saying: “This is Ireland’s first category win in the competition with a real quality steak. This was an extraordinarily close competition and ABP Cahir came very close to the overall winner.”

This isn’t the first time that an Aldi steak has been recognised either, which you can read more about here.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re absolutely starving.

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