Butchery and Processing Course; One Day (including half pig to take home)
This is a very hands on intense course. Learn all the hints, tips and skills of butchery that will enable you to negotiate a carcass with confidence.
Learn how to breakdown a carcass
Under our guidance you will tackle your half pig. From learning what you can do with each bit and where it comes from, devising a cutting plan to suit your family needs, making the first cut, through the primal cuts and then how to cut chops, joints, bone and roll and tunnel bone.
After a brief stop for delicious home made lunch, in the afternoon, together we will dry cure some of your wonderful pork into additive free bacon and maybe a ham for air drying
We will provide everything you need to pack and label your pig for your freezer, all equipment and protective clothing as well as as much tea and coffee as you can drink whilst you are with us.
Lamb butchery or chicken plucking and drawing is also available; any combination can be arranged
Including half a pig to take home, butchered and processed by you is £360.00. for up to 2 people
ADDITIONAL PEOPLE CAN BE ADDED TO YOUR DAY AT THE COST OF £75 PER PERSON.
Butcher a pig on day one and process the complete pig, nose to tail on day two. Exact content can be tailored to your interests and requirements.
You will learn where the different cuts come from and what can be done with each cut. From this information between us we can create a cutting plan which will shape the content of day two.
Our aim is to show you how to use the whole pig and what can be achieved in a normal home kitchen using everyday equipment.
For the first half pig you watch us as we cut and talk our way through the butchery process. Then the second half is when you take over and under our friendly guidance you butcher the whole half pig yourself. Day two will be the processing of the half pig you have already butchered. See the processing course below for possible content.
£120.00 per person per day (based on two people booking). Includes lunch and refreshments on both days and samples of your endeavours to take home. ADDITIONAL PEOPLE CAN BE ADDED TO THIS COURSE AT THE COST OF £110 PER PERSON FOR THE TWO DAYS
We do not put people together that don't know each other so it is just you, us and the farm. We will invite you to join us for lunch each day. It is usually something you have made or produce from the farm.
Our courses also make great presents. We accept stag, hen and corporate parties (numbers permitting); or why not treat yourself!