Organic Pork Cheeks Big-up a little-known cut that deserves way more attention!

Organic Pork Cheeks

Big-up a little-known cut that deserves way more attention!

Organic pork cheeks are a pretty well forgotten cut that you're unlikely to see on the butcher's counter, let alone in the supermarket. For once, the name of this cut is broadly accurate: pork cheeks are the pads of meat from each side of the pig's jaw. They're delicately delicious and, when cooked slowly, meltingly tender and succulent. If you're feeling squeamish about the idea of eating cheeks, please don't. This is a really under-appreciated cut that deserves a try. Our butchers meticulously trim out the meat from the cheek, so there's no prep for you to worry about. 

  • Delivered frozen
  • 2 x 90g, Serves 2
£6.50 £36.11 per kg
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It's amazing how many cuts of meat have become obscure in recent decades. In pre-industrialised Britain, we were a nation of smallholders and pigs would commonly have been fattened up through the summer then slaughtered and preserved for use through the winter. Every bit of the carcass had value and pieces that we don't consider prime these days – like pork cheeks – would have been prized. But because supermarkets aren't butchers, over the years they've found it easier to sell just joints of meat and mince up the fiddly bits. As butchers, at Coombe Farm Organic we champion the obscure bits and encourage you to seek them out. They really are worth rediscovering.

For ultimately tender organic pork cheeks they're best slowly braised. Start by dusting two or three cheeks per person with flour and browning them in a hot pan with a splash of oil. Once browned, remove the cheeks and add chopped onions and leeks to the pan with a knob of butter. Fry gently until softened, then add a good splosh of honey, a handful of woody herbs and equal parts white wine and chicken or pork stock. Return the meat to the pan, put it into a low oven and cook for at least two hours. Once cooked, remove the meat, bring the sauce to a boil on the hob until reduced and thickening. Add a generous glug of cream before serving with the cheeks alongside vibrant greens and parmesan mash.    

  • Supplied: Insulated box at -18°C
  • Freezing: Suitable for home freezing, use within 6 months
  • Defrosted: Store between 0 - 5°C and use within 2 - 3 days

Delivery

 

  • We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. The delivery will be made within 24 hours upon placing the order or on a weekly-schedule for subscriptions.

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    We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday, providing you place your order Monday to Friday, pre 12pm.

    We will pick, pack and deliver your box the Next Day or on the day you have requested.

    Orders placed Monday to Friday, after 12pm, will be picked, packed and delivered 1 working day later.

    Orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday, will be picked and packed on the Monday for delivery on the Tuesday or on the day you have selected.

    For every order, we'll send you a text message on the morning it is due to be delivered.

    If you want to change anything about your order, including your address or adding a safe place for us to leave your box, please email us: [email protected]

  • We have a minimum order of £30 simply for sustainability reasons in order to minimise packaging, delivery and the environmental footprint.

  • If you spend over £80 your delivery will be free of charge. For orders under £80 we have to charge for delivery. Please have a look at the details:

    £30 - £79.99 £3.95
    £80+ No delivery charge
  • No. You can leave a message with your order telling us where you would like to have your box placed. It would be best placed somewhere cool or at least in the shade – especially during the hotter months of the year. Our products will stay at the same temperature for up to 40 hours, so just make sure that you can pick up your order within that time.

    Our couriers will send you a text message or email, which ever you prefer, giving you an hour slot when your box will arrive. If that doesn’t suit you, some options will be provided to make your delivery more convenient.

  • Our products will stay frozen at the same temperature for up to 40 hours. Simply put them in your freezer after delivery or in your fridge if you want to defrost them and use them within the next few days.

  • At Coombe Farm we believe in sustainability. And we live it. Regarding our packaging:

    natural materials

    Eco-friendly

    Your delivery box is made of 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable. You can also use it for your shopping or to make gift boxes.

     

    natural materials

    Delivered Frozen

    To control the temperature in your box we use ice packs. When soaked in fresh water the pad can be frozen and will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse it for your picnic or a day out!

     

    natural materials

    Sustainably Insulated

    Natural sheep’s fleece provides insulation for your order for up to 40 hours and can be reused for planting, filling cushions, arts and crafts and so much more. There are no limits to your creativity!

     

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Product FAQs

  • We deliver our organic produce Tuesday – Saturday. Delivery charges for weekday delivery are £3.95 and Saturday delivery £6.95. You can also select pre-12 delivery option which is at a higher rate of £6.95 for weekday delivery and £8.95 for Saturday. If you spend over £80 you will receive free weekday delivery. The cut off period to get your order the next day is 12pm any order placed after that time will be delivered after 2 days. For example if you order after 12pm on Tuesday you will receive your box on Thursday.

  • Our products are sent to our customers frozen because when we started the business we looked into convenience for our customers. We found that sending the produce frozen meant that they could order for instance a month’s worth of produce and could go into their freezer until they are ready to use it. It also meant that there was less risk to the meat whilst been delivered as fresh meat can be delicate and risky.

  • All of our meat is butchered in house. In December 2018 our in-house butcher was built which means that we have full control of what is cut and also means that we can accommodate more requests from our customers.

    You will find all the ingredients on the relevant product pages.

  • We have a dedicated page which explains all the different cuts and where they come from. Find out more here www.coombefarmorganic.co.uk

     

    Can't Find the Answer?

    If you cannot find the answer to your question and would like to speak to someone contact us and we will be happy to help.

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