As a lot of you will know Northern Ireland is renowned for the reputation of its local producers and traditional crafts such as distilling, butchery and bakery, each has a long and proud history in NI. Our food producers are shining on the world stage with hundreds of Great Taste Award winners including Hannan Meats, Broighter Gold and Abernethy Butter. The strength of our local produce has made an impact on the food experience visitors can expect in our restaurants, hotels, visitor attractions, cafes, pubs and cookery schools.

Well this year, we are celebrating the great local produce that comes from our wee country.  Northern Ireland's Year of Food and Drink 2016 is a celebration of everything delicious about this place, as well as its epic landscapes, traditions and people that make our food heritage so unique. With 366 days of foodie experiences, there’s no better time for you to enjoy a true taste of Northern Ireland.

We kick off the year with Breakfast Month, we have teamed up with our friends at Just Live A Little to give away a delicious Breakfast Hamper of award winning loose leaf breakfast tea and super-tasty handmade granola, the perfect breakfast combo of Northern Ireland produce! For your chance to win this exclusive hamper of Breakfast goodies simply go over to our Facebook page to enter! The Competition runs until midday Friday 22nd Jan.

Have a look at the monthly themes and events that are planned for the year, we're hopeful to have some more exciting collaborations along the way, sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know!

NI Year of Food & Drink Calendar 2016

P.s April looks set to be an exciting one for us!!

To keep up to date with what’s happening in Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink visit or join the conversation online using #EnjoyNI16.