Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen, run by Tracey Jeffrey and based near Killinchy in County Down, has achieved five stars for its visitor experience.
The traditionally styled farmhouse kitchen, based in Killinchy, offers a number of experiential packages with guests given the opportunity to take part in food tours of the local area and discover the culinary heritage of Northern Ireland with traditional bread making classes.
Samantha Corr, Food NI’s quality and standards manager, says: “Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen is a fabulous addition to the tourism offering for any visitor wishing to come and explore more of the County Down area.
“Tracey’s bread making experience fits perfectly with the vision of Tourism NI and the promotion of our all island food and drink initiative, Taste the Island.
“The farmhouse is an idyllic location for both international and local visitors to escape from their busy lives and truly relax.
She adds: “Tracey’s superb hospitality and welcoming environment makes this experience so unique. We congratulate Tracey on this wonderful achievement and I would encourage everyone to try Tracey’s fantastic food experience.”
Tracey adds: “I’m delighted to receive this five star grading from Tourism NI and especially pleased to be recognised for something that I truly am passionate about.
“I love welcoming guests into my cosy and very lived in kitchen. They roll their sleeves up and get stuck into bread making, and they feel a great sense of achievement when their soda bread is ready to eat.
“I take pride in offering guests a unique taste of what it is really like in this part of Northern Ireland.”