Gloucester Old Spot Suckling Pig
Farm: Farmison & Co Trusted Farm North Yorkshire
Shelf Life: 5 Days
An ancient delicacy, visually stunning, and perfect as a Christmas roasting joint. Our Suckling Pigs promise rich, creamy meat, and are very easy to cook. We supply several weights, depending on the size of your Christmas table while all of our suckling pigs are sourced from Nidderdale, and are sourced from heritage breeds, primarily rare breed Gloucestershire Old Spots, which are known for their excellent eating quality, and full flavour. On the odd occasion this product might have to be dispatched previously frozen. We will always advise you in advance if this is the case.
This Gloucestershire Old Spot is one of Britain’s most treasured heritage breeds. A West Country porker, this breed was traditionally fattened up on windfall from cider orchards giving the meat its sweet and creamy flavour and beautiful succulence. Very popular with chefs, its quality owes to the layer of fat on its meat which bastes the meat as it cooks, keeping the pork moist and tender with long in the mouth flavour.
Tasting Notes: Herbal, Classic, Creamy
Suckling Pigs are a European favourite, also featuring prominently in Spanish and French butchery. Ours are taken from Yorkshire reared heritage breeds, primarily Old Spots for the best meat quality, to offer very tender pork. They are then carefully prepared, removing the offal, and dispatched fresh for home roasting.
A visually stunning centrepiece for Christmas and perfect for slow roasting. The key is to make sure the pig is well salted before cooking. Try stuffing the belly with aromatic vegetables to infuse the meat with extra aroma and flavour and serve with rich, buttery Granny Smith apple sauce to compliment the succulent meat.
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Restricted Delivery Notice
- This product can only be delivered on 20th December 2017, 21st December 2017 or 22nd December 2017