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 includes his unique Himalayan Salt Aged beef that has earned nine Great Taste 3 Star Awards along with the coveted Supreme Champion title in 2016”.
Hannan’s supply some of the best restaurants in Northern Ireland and further afield. Hannan’s had to build another Himalayan Salt Chamber to cope with demand for their Dry Aged Beef and exclusive Glenarm Shorthorn brand. Hannan’s 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. Two time winner of the Great Taste Awards Supreme Champion, 2016 & 2012- the only company ever to win it twice. Himalayan Salt Aged Steak earned four Gold medals at World Steak Challenge 2019 and two Gold Medals at Blas Na hEireann 2018 In 2018 Peter Hannan was presented with the BBC Food and Farming Derek Cooper Outstanding Achievement Award and in 2019 the Irish Food Writers Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. Hopefully there are still plenty more to come!Great Taste Awards 2020- 3* Koji Pork Ribs, 2* Miso Marinated Bone-in Pork Belly, Miso Cured Bone-in Bacon Belly, Pork Loin Spice Rack, Smoked Bacon Rack & Sugar Pit Bacon Ribs; 1* Black Pudding, Porchetta da Pietro and Miso Marinated Cote de boeuf, Cote de Boeuf Steak, Cinnamon Bacon and T-Bone Steak