Rare-breed pork shoulder is marbled with fat and ideal for the perfect slow-cooked roast. Your shoulder joint will be scored to ensure the skin turns to perfect crackling. This is the ideal cut for pulled pork which we specialize in at the shop. Just ask Gavin the butcher for more information.
We use rare-breed Hampshire/Duroc crosses from Plantation Pigs in the South Downs. These rare breed pigs are ideal for outdoor living as they are hardy in all weathers, good at mothering, and extremely capable of looking after themselves in a natural environment. Plenty of fresh air and exercise helps to keep our pigs healthy and ensures they do not need routine anti-biotics.
They are slow maturing compared with intensively bred commercial breeds which results in more marbling and flavour. The meat is darker and they have a bit more fat than you might be used to but again, this enhances the taste and texture of the pork which is succulent and fine-grained.