Taken from the shanks, Osso Bucco literally means ‘bone with a hole’ in Italian and is famous for the Milanese slow cooking dish of the same name. The cut is ideal for braising, with the bone rich in marrow providing flavour and the meat promising melting tenderness. Sourced exclusively from heritage breed beef herds reared at their own natural pace, on lush pastures to their full maturity.
Also known as the Bone In Shank, Beef Osso Bucco has entered British butchery traditions recently as an extremely popular slow cooking cut. The key is to deliver a large cross section of bone with a generous portion of marrow, and ample meat attached to this. The shanks are a traditional favourite of butcher's, often reserved in generations passed for the butcher's own pot at home.
A cut increasingly appearing on restaurant menus as the delicious qualities of this cut become more recognised. Osso Bucco the dish is typically made with veal shanks, but the beef alternative offers more robust flavours as well as outstanding tenderness. Be sure to consult our recipe for tips, and serve with risotto made with saffron, and gratings of Parmesan cheese.