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Redefining Irish Smoked Salmon 

Frank Hederman has dedicated over 35 years to creating the finest handmade smoked salmon in the world. Drawing on Ireland’s heritage, focussing on small batch production, and avoiding mechanisation or automation where possible, he has spent decades refining the rare traditional skills of hang–smoking in an authentic timber smoke house. 

Today, he is widely recognised as the very best in the profession, and exports his Irish smoked salmon, including very rare wild smoked salmon, worldwide. At home in Ireland we offer a wider range of smoked fish and foods which can be found at farmers’ markets and our shop at the English Market, Cork City.

We deliver to destinations throughout Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States of America.

Frank Hederman
Frank Hederman
Frank Hederman

FRANK HEDERMAN

Luxury Smoked Salmon

Frank Hederman is a self taught craftsman and businessman. His childhood, spent largely on the water in Cork’s vast natural harbour, may have informed and inspired his decision to smoke fish: local boats landing the wild Atlantic salmon catches, men on the camber salting and barrelling herring for export, the seawater literally ‘boiling’ with mackerel chasing spratt in season were all familiar sights. Following the footsteps of his late father, Pat, Frank was also building long lasting relationships with the men of the harbour and estuary who would later supply his fish.

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Organic & Wild
Irish Fish

How we select and prepare our raw materials for smoking. As with anyone producing good food, excellent ingredients are paramount. Here we focus on the wonderful Irish organic salmon and wild fish from our shores.

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Smoked Salmon
Recipes

Good smoked fish requires very little embellishment. However, if you're a curious cook, we have a range of ingredients that will inspire you, and some ideas we have gained from chefs, friends and family along the way.

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Smoke House
Visits

Come savour the earthy, sweet beech-wood smoke, reminiscent of a log fire, and gain an insight to the highly skilled craft of traditional cold smoked salmon. Individuals are requested to call the day before you plan to visit. Advance bookings are taken for large groups only.

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Frank Hederman
Frank Hederman

What people say

No Better Experience

  • "Bravo Hedermans.
    I cannot believe that THIS MORNING our Salmon arrived.
    It travelled so fast to the South of France that its ice pack was still frozen.
    "
    Martin & Sile Dwyer ,
    France
  • "We enjoyed the salmon so much I can not find words for it. So you definitely gained some new fans and customers !

    "
    Boris Althammer,
    Germany
  • "This was the best we’ve ever eaten"
    Wolfgang Glasser,
    Germany
  • "Well I was blown away by the smoked salmon we received last week, truly stunning. I’ve been telling everyone I meet about it. "
    Paul Weaver ,
    Head Chef, Noble Rot, London
  • "Got it. Had some tonight for a dinner party. It was fabulous !"
    Kevin McGinty,
    Ohio, USA
  • "Finding your stall in the English Market was one of the reasons why I find this town [Cork] such an enjoyable place…My fiancee and myself enjoy your smoked chilly salmon or whole mackerels pretty much every weekend for breakfast."
    Florian Hanneman,
    German customer in Cork
  • "You have me as a customer for life now, nothing else will do"
    Vanessa Jane Falshaw ,
    Tamworth, England
  • "The rather beautiful salmon arrived this morning – now safely stored until Christmas Eve…many thanks
    "
    Mary Jones,
    Dublin, Ireland
  • "Thank you so much for your professional processing of my order and above all for always creating the best smoked salmon in Ireland."
    Finola O’Neill,
    Chicago, Illinois
  • "We always have smoked salmon for lunch on Christmas day – just smoked salmon, and the best supplier I’ve found is Frank Hederman in Ireland… I don’t know how he does it but the flavour is wonderful."
    Colette,
    Saucy Dressings (blog)
  • "The salmon was voted best ever by all guests!
    It worked traditionally, of course, but also w cream cheese bagels (we are a bit NYC) w eggs as Scotch Woodcock – bit of a cheat… As wonderful sandwiches on trains back to London, brown toast, good butter, lemon. Why am I so fat?
    "
    Mr Fox ,
    Suffolk Jan 2019
  • "Just some quick feedback – the salmon (organic & wild) this year was absolutely sensational. Congratulations to you, Frank and the team"
    Eugene Peppard,
    Lichtenstein Jan 2019
  • "IT WAS DELICIOUS!"
    William Parente,
    Wellbeck Jan 2019
  • "I talked too much about your chilli pepper one"
    Bianca Wahlen,
    Germany Jan 2019
  • "Get hold of Frank Hederman smoked salmon or mackerel, it is fantastic."
    Colm O’Gorman,
    Dublin, Ireland
  • "A sublime experience. Frank, you are a genius."
    Great Island News,
    Cobh, Co Cork
  • "Frank’s wild salmon is the absolute business"
    Katy McGuinness,
    Irish Times
  • "Finest smoked salmon in the land"
    Tazel H,
    Twitter
  • "Your products are always in my dreams."
    Stefano Fumi,
    Italy
  • "Quite impossible to imagine better smoked salmon in the world. Pure heaven!"
    Betsey Apple,
    US
  • "“by far the best smoked salmon we have tasted”"
    Jason,
    Chef, Chez Hans
  • "The nicest smoked salmon you will ever taste. We are big, big fans."
    Ger Geasley ,
    Cork, Ireland
  • "The only place to get your smoked salmon. Best in the world!"
    Eoin Carmody ,
    Ireland
  • "The smoked salmon is exquisite, another firm favorite for our family."
    Olivia O’Neill,
    FaceBook
  • "Amazing! Chilli Salmon!"
    Kate McLoughlin,
    Cobh, Co Cork
  • "Look forward to whetting my Christmas appetite with your amazing salmon and a glass of Saten."
    Rhona Culliane
  • "I have no words to describe the joy at the arrival in Kentish Town of your lovely salmon."
    Howard Sooley ,
    London
  • "The package arrived punctually and intact. We have already eaten the salmon. Very good.

    "
    Cristina Cicala,
    Italy
  • "Frank Hederman smoked salmon is truly the best."
    Jill Stein ,
    The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
  • "Hederman Smoked Salmon is utterly delicious. Nothing comes close. A great present too."
    Alice Garrad Kerr ,
    Holywood, Co Down
  • "“It simply blew me away”"
    Richard Corrigan,
    Corrigans Mayfair & Bentleys Seafood
  • "The highlight of the English Market in Cork, it is simply superb."
    Paula Coughlan
  • "“A new form of legal narcotic… smoked mussels never survive the journey home”"
    Regina Sexton ,
    Irish Examiner
  • "“The rich gorgeous flavour is unrecognisable from the ubiquitous farmed smoked salmon that packs the supermarket shelves…it reminded me how utterly wonderful good smoked salmon can be.”"
    Lindsey Bareham ,
    Evening Standard
  • "Unquestionably the finest smoked salmon I have ever eaten!"
    Anson C W MacAuslan,
    Scotland
  • "“Frank Hederman smoked salmon for breakfast and for lunch because it is so out of this world.”"
    Clare de Boer,
    Chef, The River Cafe, London
  • "“Order arrived today, in perfect condition. Thanks for your exemplary service and product.”"
    Steve Wilson,
    United States
  • "The side of salmon you sent was exceptional …profuse thanks and congratulations on such an outstanding product. "
    Jillian Barker,
    UK
  • "The work you are doing is making all our lives richer and brighter."
    D J McCloskey,
    Dublin, Ireland
  • "Merci pour la bonne livraison du saumon à bonne date comme d’habitude.
    Tout était parfait."
    A. Verstraete ,
    France
  • "“Mr Hederman smokes fish, which is a little like saying Steinway makes pianos.”"
    Johnny Apple ,
    New York Times
  • "Unbelievably good smoked salmon from County Cork in Ireland…A different league"
    Tom Parker Bowles,
    Daily Mail
  • "Frank’s fish is truly a thing of beauty"
    Simon Hopkinson,
    Country Life
  • "“The finest smoke, the finest fish, the finest waters, the whole wide world in my honest opinion.”"
    Allan Jenkins,
    Editor, Observer Food Monthly
  • "“I would just like to thank you and Frank for the fantastic service you have provided our guests this season. They are all, without exception, extremely impressed with the quality of your smoked salmon. I do hope that we can do business again next season.”"
    Maura Bielski,
    Careysville House
  • "Bravo Hedermans.
    I cannot believe that THIS MORNING our Salmon arrived.
    It travelled so fast to the South of France that its ice pack was still frozen.
    "
    Martin & Sile Dwyer ,
    France
  • "We enjoyed the salmon so much I can not find words for it. So you definitely gained some new fans and customers !

    "
    Boris Althammer,
    Germany
  • "This was the best we’ve ever eaten"
    Wolfgang Glasser,
    Germany
  • "Well I was blown away by the smoked salmon we received last week, truly stunning. I’ve been telling everyone I meet about it. "
    Paul Weaver ,
    Head Chef, Noble Rot, London
  • "Got it. Had some tonight for a dinner party. It was fabulous !"
    Kevin McGinty,
    Ohio, USA
  • "Finding your stall in the English Market was one of the reasons why I find this town [Cork] such an enjoyable place…My fiancee and myself enjoy your smoked chilly salmon or whole mackerels pretty much every weekend for breakfast."
    Florian Hanneman,
    German customer in Cork
  • "You have me as a customer for life now, nothing else will do"
    Vanessa Jane Falshaw ,
    Tamworth, England
  • "The rather beautiful salmon arrived this morning – now safely stored until Christmas Eve…many thanks
    "
    Mary Jones,
    Dublin, Ireland
  • "Thank you so much for your professional processing of my order and above all for always creating the best smoked salmon in Ireland."
    Finola O’Neill,
    Chicago, Illinois
  • "We always have smoked salmon for lunch on Christmas day – just smoked salmon, and the best supplier I’ve found is Frank Hederman in Ireland… I don’t know how he does it but the flavour is wonderful."
    Colette,
    Saucy Dressings (blog)
  • "The salmon was voted best ever by all guests!
    It worked traditionally, of course, but also w cream cheese bagels (we are a bit NYC) w eggs as Scotch Woodcock – bit of a cheat… As wonderful sandwiches on trains back to London, brown toast, good butter, lemon. Why am I so fat?
    "
    Mr Fox ,
    Suffolk Jan 2019
  • "Just some quick feedback – the salmon (organic & wild) this year was absolutely sensational. Congratulations to you, Frank and the team"
    Eugene Peppard,
    Lichtenstein Jan 2019
  • "IT WAS DELICIOUS!"
    William Parente,
    Wellbeck Jan 2019
  • "I talked too much about your chilli pepper one"
    Bianca Wahlen,
    Germany Jan 2019
  • "Get hold of Frank Hederman smoked salmon or mackerel, it is fantastic."
    Colm O’Gorman,
    Dublin, Ireland
  • "A sublime experience. Frank, you are a genius."
    Great Island News,
    Cobh, Co Cork
  • "Frank’s wild salmon is the absolute business"
    Katy McGuinness,
    Irish Times
  • "Finest smoked salmon in the land"
    Tazel H,
    Twitter
  • "Your products are always in my dreams."
    Stefano Fumi,
    Italy
  • "Quite impossible to imagine better smoked salmon in the world. Pure heaven!"
    Betsey Apple,
    US
  • "“by far the best smoked salmon we have tasted”"
    Jason,
    Chef, Chez Hans
  • "The nicest smoked salmon you will ever taste. We are big, big fans."
    Ger Geasley ,
    Cork, Ireland
  • "The only place to get your smoked salmon. Best in the world!"
    Eoin Carmody ,
    Ireland
  • "The smoked salmon is exquisite, another firm favorite for our family."
    Olivia O’Neill,
    FaceBook
  • "Amazing! Chilli Salmon!"
    Kate McLoughlin,
    Cobh, Co Cork
  • "Look forward to whetting my Christmas appetite with your amazing salmon and a glass of Saten."
    Rhona Culliane
  • "I have no words to describe the joy at the arrival in Kentish Town of your lovely salmon."
    Howard Sooley ,
    London
  • "The package arrived punctually and intact. We have already eaten the salmon. Very good.

    "
    Cristina Cicala,
    Italy
  • "Frank Hederman smoked salmon is truly the best."
    Jill Stein ,
    The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
  • "Hederman Smoked Salmon is utterly delicious. Nothing comes close. A great present too."
    Alice Garrad Kerr ,
    Holywood, Co Down
  • "“It simply blew me away”"
    Richard Corrigan,
    Corrigans Mayfair & Bentleys Seafood
  • "The highlight of the English Market in Cork, it is simply superb."
    Paula Coughlan
  • "“A new form of legal narcotic… smoked mussels never survive the journey home”"
    Regina Sexton ,
    Irish Examiner
  • "“The rich gorgeous flavour is unrecognisable from the ubiquitous farmed smoked salmon that packs the supermarket shelves…it reminded me how utterly wonderful good smoked salmon can be.”"
    Lindsey Bareham ,
    Evening Standard
  • "Unquestionably the finest smoked salmon I have ever eaten!"
    Anson C W MacAuslan,
    Scotland
  • "“Frank Hederman smoked salmon for breakfast and for lunch because it is so out of this world.”"
    Clare de Boer,
    Chef, The River Cafe, London
  • "“Order arrived today, in perfect condition. Thanks for your exemplary service and product.”"
    Steve Wilson,
    United States
  • "The side of salmon you sent was exceptional …profuse thanks and congratulations on such an outstanding product. "
    Jillian Barker,
    UK
  • "The work you are doing is making all our lives richer and brighter."
    D J McCloskey,
    Dublin, Ireland
  • "Merci pour la bonne livraison du saumon à bonne date comme d’habitude.
    Tout était parfait."
    A. Verstraete ,
    France
  • "“Mr Hederman smokes fish, which is a little like saying Steinway makes pianos.”"
    Johnny Apple ,
    New York Times
  • "Unbelievably good smoked salmon from County Cork in Ireland…A different league"
    Tom Parker Bowles,
    Daily Mail
  • "Frank’s fish is truly a thing of beauty"
    Simon Hopkinson,
    Country Life
  • "“The finest smoke, the finest fish, the finest waters, the whole wide world in my honest opinion.”"
    Allan Jenkins,
    Editor, Observer Food Monthly
  • "“I would just like to thank you and Frank for the fantastic service you have provided our guests this season. They are all, without exception, extremely impressed with the quality of your smoked salmon. I do hope that we can do business again next season.”"
    Maura Bielski,
    Careysville House

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