We only work with best quality ingredients we can source and we prioritise local suppliers at every opportunity. Fortunately, there are a host of excellent artisanal producers in Cork and the surrounding areas. We first got to know some of them on the market circuit when we started out.

More recently, we’ve been sourcing the grain we mill on-site from Kilkenny. Run by a seventh-generation milling family, Kells Wholemeal supplies the Irish-grown heritage grain that contributes to the flour blend for our dough.

Cheese Suppliers

The Real Olive Company, have been bringing quality Mediterranean produce to Ireland since 1993. We’ve been sourcing cheeses and olives from them since our early days. Their sister company, Toons Bridge Dairy started producing fresh buffalo mozzarella at their family-run dairy near Macroom in West Cork in 2009. Since then, they’ve developed their range, specialising in Southern Mediterranean cheese styles. Toons Bridge Fior di Latte Mozzarella is one of our staple pizza toppings.

Our sharing boards feature some fantastic local cheese-makers, including Carrigaline Farmhouse and Cooleeney Farm. However, we make our own vegan mozzarella in-house. We owe the recipe to Healthy Made Delicious, a Fermoy-based company specialising in vegan desserts. They also developed the recipe for the home-made Hazelnut Chocolate Spread in our Cioccolato dessert pizza.

Meat Suppliers

Gubeen Chorizo has been one of our most popular toppings since we sold our first pizza. It’s a semi-cured, lightly smoked cooking chorizo, produced by the Gubeen Smokehouse in Schull, West Cork from locally reared pork.

O’Flynn’s Gourmet Sausages is another family business that’s become a Cork institution. Our Salsiccia pizza features their Sweet Italian Sausage, and we regularly use O’Flynn’s products in weekly specials.

Jack McCarthy’s, based in Kanturk, West Cork, is a craft butchers that has become renowned for their black pudding, which we use in our Contadina Bianca pizza.

When looking for ideas for specials, all we have to do is take a stroll over to the The English Market, home to numerous excellent vegetable, meat, and fish traders. For example, several specials have been inspired by the produce on display at O’Mahony’s Family Butchers and Ballycotton Seafoods.

Italian Suppliers

Anything we can’t source locally comes from Italy. We’ve worked with The Boot’s Specialties since the early days. They’re a specialty grocer and Italian suppliers with a wholesale outlet at Forge Hill and a city-centre shop, Delitaly.

The proprietors of Café Torino on Washington Street, helped us pick the ideal artisanal Italian coffee for our seasonal pizzeria, café and gelateria. Giuliano Caffé went down a treat in Kerry. Conscious of our environmental impact, we source compostable take-away containers and utensils form Down2Earth Materials.