7 Day Dry-aged Saddleback Pork Chop
Region: North York Moors National Park, UK
Shelf Life: Min. 5 Days
A British favourite of succulent pork prepared into neat chops by our Master Butcher, Pork Chops are a versatile cut, perfect for quick mid week meals or marinating as a barbecue or dinner party dish. Pork chops naturally lend themselves to frying or grilling, with the impressive flavour reflecting the rich diets of our outdoor reared native breed hogs.
The Saddleback is ideal as an introduction to the quality of heritage breed pork. They are hardy fellows being good foragers amongst rough grazing, though they take much longer to mature than commercial breeds. This means well developed flavour and creamy character, and the meat is often almost nutty in character. We try and stock the Saddleback as often as possible, with it being a great all rounder, proving bacon, steaks and chops, and wonderful roasting joints.
Tasting Notes: Meaty, Nutty, Evolving
The history of the chop in modern butchery stretches back to the 17th century, when “Chop Houses” began serving individual portions of meat to punters. The chop as we know it today was born. Our Pork Chops are matured for at least 14 days to intensify the flavour, and cut from the spine to include the bone to offer the character that makes our native breed pork so popular.