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Heritage Breed Ox Cheek

Heritage

we'll choose from our selection of available breeds

Region:
Smallholding Farms In & Around Yorkshire

Weight: 1 x 1kg

Serves: 4

Shelf life: Min 3 days

Available: From 1st January

£14.25

Description

A firm favourite for braising, Ox Cheek is well known for its rich flavours to chefs, and irresistible unctuous texture. Slow cooking this cut gives melting tenderness while it's a great introduction to just how good our alternative cuts of our heritage breed beef is, promising real character and depth of flavour by virtue of the rich pastures our herds graze upon.

Free Range
Grass Fed
Freezable
British

How to cook

A favourite of chefs for its rich flavour and irresistible texture, Ox Cheeks are well suited to braising. If slow cooking try cooking alongside a mirepoix of chopped onion, carrot, and celeriac, and stewing in red wine or a favourite ale. Serve with creamy mashed potato, seasonal vegetables, and hot English mustard this is a fantastic cut, ideal for the top table.

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About the cut

Ox Cheek

Ox Cheeks have become increasingly popular in recent years with the help of well known chefs, and are prized by butchers due to their limited quantity per beast, which are always in demand. It's one of the first cuts to be taken from the beast, while the Ox Cheek itself is quite tough, and needs to be slow cooked to break down the gelatinous texture into something more tender.

About the breed

Heritage

we'll choose from our selection of available breeds

Tasting notes:
Region:
Smallholding Farms In & Around Yorkshire

It's good to eat and enjoy heritage breed meat from British breeds, showing farmers that there is a market for their herds and flocks and encourage them to rear them. Without a demand for their meat, many breeds would die out altogether. When intensive farming reigned unchallenged in the second half of the last century, many of our traditional breeds all but disappeared because they don't take kindly to factory farming. We want to change this and help more people realise that we need to safeguard the natural biodiversity of our farm animals and to demand meat with intrinsic flavour that comes from higher welfare systems. All of our meat fits that bill perfectly.

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