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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Irish Food?

Let’s find out.

YOU KNOW HOW Irish people can’t go abroad without their teabags and always complain about the milk and butter in other countries?

Well, it’s with good reason. Irish food is definitely up there as some of the best in the world and the facts and figures support us. The question is, how well do you know Irish food?

Let’s find out.

1. How many times (approximately) more cheese does an Irish person eat than a Mexican person?
x4
x10

x7
x2
2. Ireland produced 6,395,200,000 litres of milk in 2015. Approximately how much does that work out per person in the Republic of Ireland?
1007 litres
7528 litres

1522 litres
3584 litres
3. What month of the year do people consume the most milk?
January
March

May
September
4. How many countries is Irish food exported to?
120
10

150
50
5. How many laying hens are there in Ireland?
5.5 million
4.4 million

3.3 million
2.2 million
6. What is Ireland's most exported food product?
Beef
Dairy

Seafood
Poultry
7. How many different cheese does Ireland produce?
Almost 100
Almost 200

Almost 300
Almost 400
8. How much did Irish people spend on organic food to date in 2016?
€45 million
€142 million

€167 million
€210 million
9. How much butter does the average Irish person eat in a year?
180g
1kg

2.4kg
5kg
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You're the cream of the crop
Look at you - doing us proud.
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You scored out of !
Oh, you - Butter wouldn't melt
There's (almost) no getting by you.
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You scored out of !
Ah, you're milking it
You just need to brush up a little, and you'll be grand.
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You scored out of !
Crying over spilt milk
Ah, no - it's ok. Just try again.
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Irish food is definitely some of the best in the world, and you know your milk and cream is of the highest standard when it has the National Dairy Council mark on it. The NDC mark guarantees your milk and cream has been produced in the Republic of Ireland and that buying milk and cream with the NDC mark on it is supporting thousands of Irish jobs. 

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