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Pork and Bacon

Pork and bacon from British rare breeds raised naturally is something quite different from the run-of-the-mill produce offered in the mass market. Pork which is succulent, juicy, tender and full of flavour. Roasting joints with light, crispy crackling. All the result of slower maturing in natural conditions from breeds developed for traditional farming methods. And real bacon, bursting with flavour. Bacon from rare breeds lends itself to dry curing which is slower process which eliminates the water used in mass production which causes it to steam while it cooks and leaves a white salty residue in the pan and limp, tasteless rashers. Dry-cured bacon is a delight not to be missed – how real bacon used to taste.

Berkshire

A specialist pork producing breed originating around Wantage, it is renowned for its early maturing. The flavour is light and delicate and well worth looking out for.

The Berkshire was the fi...

British Lop

The rarest of all our pig breeds, the Lop originated in the Devon/Cornwall area. Can be used for both pork and bacon production, the meat is high in quality, succulent, with good flavour.

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British Saddleback

A black pig with a white saddle around the shoulders from the Dorset/Hampshire borders and Essex, it is dual-purpose being kept for both pork and bacon. The skin is mostly black and the meat is top qu...

Gloucestershire Old Spot

n old breed from the vale of the river Severn, they were traditionally kept in orchards so that local folklore has it that the spots were bruises caused by windfall fruit. The meat is well marbled, sw...

Large Black

A west country breed renowned for its hardiness and mothering abilities producing good flavoured, succulent pork or bacon. The black skin protects the pig from sunburn making the Large Black ideal for...

Middle White

Originating from Yorkshire, the Middle White is early maturing making it a specialist pork breed. This pork is so highly regarded in Japan that they have built a shrine in its honour. Light in colour ...

Tamworth

This ginger coloured pig originated in the Midlands and is usually considered as a bacon producer but pork from this breed is well worth looking out for with its full flavour and high eating qualities...

Welsh

Originally from the small farms of south Wales, the Welsh is the newest recruit to the list of rare breeds. A little leaner than the other breeds generally, it produces quality pork and bacon with a g...