Why not try something different – a Butchery Experience?

With The Farmers Butcher’s very own Master Butcher – Michael Alexander

Why not try something different? We offer hands on butcher demonstrations and bespoke butchery tuition to suit your requirements, groups or individuals welcome. Mike’s patience and teaching skills make this a fun and interesting few hours, he has taught many people and has even featured in magazines and has appeared on Countryfile, showing Matt Baker how to butcher a pig for bacon!

3 Hour Pork Butchery Demonstration with Master Butcher –  Michael Alexander

Mike will show you, and talk through the process of how the carcass is broken down into different cuts of meat, and talk about different uses for each cut, and how to cook them. Then it’s your turn to do some butchery. This is very hands on, you will learn how to butcher one side of the pig. We can even incorporate sausage making into the session!

Cost is £95 per person, for a minimum of 2 people. We work on a ratio of one butcher per two people if possible, with a maximum group of four. We find this is a nice sized group and everyone gets plenty of help from the butcher. The price includes a joint you have boned, rolled and tied to take home to impress your family!

All demonstrations are held at Swallowfields Farm, Near Bramshaw with Mike, apron’s and knife included along with plenty of tea and coffee.

If you are interested in a one-to-one demonstration, with Pork, Lamb or Beef, please do get in touch. If you can gather a few friends, we will do a demo specifically for you! Just ask.

To book, or if you have any questions; please email Sarah; sarah@thefarmersbutcher.co.uk, or speak to Mike at the shop on 01794 322686.

Feedback received from previous attendee’s:-

Dear Mike,

I wanted to drop you a line to express my thanks for such an enjoyable butchery experience last night. You and your team were very patient, welcoming, informative and I have a new found respect thanks to a greater understanding of just how skilled you butchers are.
Not only do you possess an intimate knowledge of all the animals anatomy’s, the origin of the animals you work on, the cuts and how to use them in various dishes and volumes required for catering. All that before how physically exerting the role is. Literally amazing.
As you know, this was a Christmas gift to me from friends and I can highly recommend this experience to anyone.
Thanks again and I wish you and your team continued growth and prosperity.
Best wishes,
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Hi Sarah,

 Yes I thoroughly enjoyed it thanks, a very full and worthwhile day. Hands on was excellent but as equally as good was the background I picked up on all aspects of meat and butchery, particularly the cuts I didn’t previously know much about.

New! – Fancy Food Course

You may have seen recent video’s on Facebook, of Mike preparing Chicken.

He made a chicken cushion by deboning a chicken, stuffing, and wrapping the skin back around to look like a cushion. We thought that people would like to learn how to do this, so are now offering a ‘Fancy Food Course.’

Impress your friends and relatives by learning how to;

  • Butcher a Chicken
  • Create individual chicken cushions
  • Make something amazing with the chicken legs
  • Plus two more exciting creations
  • Take home everything you will make (8 portions), to cook or freeze at home

Small course of 6 people

Time: 3.15 pm

Duration: Approx 3 hrs

Cost: £75 per person

Dates: Saturday 19th January 2019, and Saturday 2nd Feb 2019

(please note we will need at least four people on each date for the course to run)

If you would like to reserve a place, please email sarah@thefarmersbutcher.co.uk or telephone me on 01794 322686