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Pig in a day.

Event Start Date: 11/04/2020 10:00

Event End Date: 11/04/2020 16:30

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Cost per place: £170.00

Join us and 3rd generation farmer and butcher Richard Jones for an informative, instructive and enjoyable day as we explore every part of a delicious locally reared pig, from nose to tail. Richard and his family have run their farm and butchery on the Welsh hillside since 1940 in fact from their hillside you can see our hillside!

We begin by discussing the pigs’ journey in terms of provenance, welfare, habitat and feed to produce great tasting pork. Richard will take you through a side of pork, allowing the study of primal cuts & their secondary joints as Brian discusses how to prepare & cook them.

Add in our Weber grills, smokers plus the occasional rub and you are on your way to a tasty and memorable day.

Following the butchery session you will work your way through the cuts learning which cuts are suited to which methods of cookery, why and how to create other products such as sausages, bacon, faggots and terrines.

During the day you will learn:

  • How to choose good pork
  • Primary and secondary cuts
  • Curing, smoking, rubs, cookery & barbecuing methods
  • Butchery techniques and knife skills
  • Filling & linking sausages
  • Stuffing and tying a joint for roasting

Lunch will revolve around a smoked rack of pork and you will take away sausages, handmade faggots, dry cured bacon, low n slow pulled pork and a small roasting joint.

Including ingredients, tea, coffee, refreshments & lunch. Equipment and aprons are provided for the day.


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School address is

Harthill Cookery School
Harthill Lane
Nr Tattenhall

01829 782097

The Cookery School Cheshire Associates Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales. The company number is 7895276.



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