Turning into the Doyle family farm in Tullahought in Co Kilkenny, the first sight you see is a luscious green field interspersed with the black and white colouring of Friesian cows. With a convey of cars in tow, the milk produced on this farm was set to come full circle, being used in a variety of recipes prepared by award-winning chef Clodagh McKenna as part of the NDC Quality Milk Awards.

Farm to fork, it might be one of the most frequently used phrases in farming and food but this award really takes the whole journey into consideration.