Ummera Smoked Products Timoleague Co Cork
In food circles Timoleague is becoming known as home to Anthony Creswell’s Ummera Smoked Products. Ummera since the 1970’s’ has grown a reputation for producing some of the finest smoked salmon available. They also produce organic gravadlax, smoked eel, smoked chicken, smoked duck and smoked dry cured bacon- with no artificial preservatives.
It was Anthony father who started smoking the salmon he and his friends were catching in the local rivers during the 1970’s and after much trial and error, he perfected methods which remain unchanged today.
The modern Ummera however is very much the manifestation of ideas conceived by Anthony who since taking over in 1998, has moved the business to a wonderful wooden fronted new custom built smokehouse, 1 km upstream of its original location on the river and expanded the range of products available.
Of special note is the new smoked duck from Ummera which after only 12 months of the first trial batch has won a Three Star, Gold Award at the Great Taste Awards 2010 organised by the Guild of Fine Food in the UK. Anthony has certainly taken the business into the 21st century as when I had met him he had just taken an on-line order for his smoked eel from a gentleman in Hawaii. Ummera products are available to buy online.