Fancy trying a Butchery Masterclass?

Why not try something different? We offer hands on butcher masterclass with The Farmers Butcher’s very own Master Butcher, Michael Alexander.  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!

PLEASE NOTE – Due to Covid – all masterclasses have been temporarily suspended and will continue when safe to do so.

Butchery Masterclass

3 Hour Pork Butchery Masterclass

£105 per person (minimum of 2 people)

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!

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

If you are interested in a one-to-one masterclass, 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.

New! – Fancy Food Course

Cost: £75 per person (minimum of 4 people)

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

To book, or if you have any questions; please email Sarah; [email protected], or speak to Mike at the shop on 01794 322686.

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.

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.

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