Peter Hannan is known as the Meat Merchant and for good reason. He’s a fantastic foodie who spends his life perfecting his award-winning foods that include his unique Salt Aged Beef that has earned nine Great Taste Award 3 Stars and Guanciale which scoped the coveted Supreme Champion title in 2012. Hannans supply some of the best restaurants in Northern Ireland and further afield. Hannans had to build another Himalayan Salt Chamber to cope with demand for their Dry Aged Beef and exclusive Glenarm Shorthorn brand. Hannans pay the members of the Glenarm Shorthorn Beef Producer Scheme a premium to finish their cattle fat to improve the flavour of the finished meat. That’s why food writers the world over think it’s the best steak they have ever tasted. Top London chef Mark Hix is one of their biggest fans and uses it throughout his restaurant group. Fortnum and Mason just had to get their hands on their goods too! Their Meat Merchant shop in Moira beside the factory is open to the public offering their full range of products at wholesale prices and is also a treasure trove of other local artisan delights.
What They Do
Salt aged beef, lamb, sausages, dry-cured bacon, guanciale (cured pig’s cheek) the list could go on forever!
Far too many to mention but here are some of the highlights. Supreme Champion at the Great Taste Awards 2016, the only company ever to win it twice. Two Gold Medals at The World Steak Challenge 2016. Excellence in Innovation 2015 for Glenarm Shorthorn Salt Aged Beef Viscount Awards 2015 Best Small Business Golden Fork Best Product in Northern Ireland 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016. Great Taste Awards 2014 seven x 3 Star Products with five named in Top 50 Foods Great Taste Awards 2013 seven x 3 Star Products with five named in Top 50 Foods Great Taste Awards 2012 Supreme Champion Blas na hEireann Export Achievement Award.