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The Whole Hog Weekend

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Empire Farm Butchery School

Empire Farm

Throop Road

Templecombe

Ba8 0HR

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This weekend course has become one of our best-sellers so don’t delay in booking.

Two days looking at pork butchery and charcuterie. The starting point for this course is two halves of pig and over the duration of the course your tutor will show you how this meat can be butchered and turned into a wonderful selection of pork products such as bacon, pancetta, ham, coppa, sausage, chorizo, pate and pies, lard and rillettes

Day 1 starts with pork butchery, an essential part of charcuterie as you need to know about the different cuts and how they can be used. You will be shown how to bone joints and prepare some of the more unusual cuts. Then we move on to processing, starting with the off-cuts from the butchery which go into the sausages. We will also tackle chorizo. The day ends with making a pate and some faggots that will be eaten for lunch on Sunday.

Day 2 starts with the second half of pig, this time looking at how the butchery for curing is different from that demonstrated on Saturday. We will use both wet and dry cures in this session to make a range of cured products such as bacon, pancetta, coppa, guanciale, and gammon. Nothing goes to waste, so the bones and head are boiled to make stock and the meat used in rillettes. And last on the agenda – the pork pie.

You will get to take home some samples of the products made during the course.

This course is great for pig keepers who want to learn what they can do with their pork, for owners of farm shops who want to add value to their meat and to foodies who want to learn to make some great tasting British charcuterie.

Make a weekend of it: come down on Friday night and stay locally. Enjoy a lovely evening meal and then come along to the course on Saturday morning. What could be better- our suggestion is the Ship Inn, a few miles away in West Stour, Dorset with a great restaurant featuring locally-sourced foods.

Read more about this weekend in our blog.


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Empire Farm Butchery School

Empire Farm

Throop Road

Templecombe

Ba8 0HR

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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