Butchery Workshop: Break down a pig with Dave the Butcher

posted Sep 22, 2011, 8:33 PM by Emily Dore   [ updated Sep 22, 2011, 8:40 PM ]
Dave the Butcher returned for this first ever UKSF pork butchery class and brought half a pig with him, including the head! He started off with a short discussion about pork butchery and its different cuts. He also demystified questions such as why pork butt doesn't come from where'd you expect - it’s from the shoulder!  The class then all took turns breaking down the pig together. It was amazing seeing half of a pig slowly become recognizable pieces of meat that we’re all used to seeing in the store. Everyone took home a boning knife, the meat they butchered, and various suggestions for preparing their specific cuts.