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 eschewing 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 smoked salmon worldwide. At home in Ireland we offer a wider range of smoked foods which can be found at farmers markets and our shop at the English Market, Cork City.

Frank Hederman
Frank Hederman
Frank Hederman


Nothing Else Will Do

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 salting and barrelling herring for export on the camber, the seawater literally ‘boiling’ with mackerel chasing spratt in season were all familiar sights. Following the footsteps of his 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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Sourcing &

How we select and prepare our raw materials for smoking. As with anyone producing good food, excellent ingredients are paramount. We don't use many ingredients - mostly fish, salt and smoke, so here we focus on the wonderful food from our sea and shores.

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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

Come savour the wood-smoke which is reminiscent of an old drawing room fire and gain an insight to the craft of cold smoking. If the timing is right you will be allowed a peek inside Ireland's oldest traditional smoke house, and a taster of its most delicious produce.

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Frank Hederman
Frank Hederman

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Belvelly Smoke House
Belvelly, Great Island
Cobh, Co Cork
P24 AW29, Ireland

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