Place Category: Butchers
THE BLACKFACE MEAT COMPANY.
The Blackface Meat Company believes passionately in the link between a healthy landscape and the highest quality meat. The two are so closely bound that the flavour of our products is of the land itself: the heather and the berries; the wild grasses and fresh waters of the burns found in the most beautiful, unspoilt regions of Britain.
We insist on traceability. Our game is sourced from selected Scottish estates, all well known to us, so we know the provenance of every grouse, pheasant and deer
WILD SCOTTISH VENISON
Venison continues to grow in popularity with our customers and chefs, not least for its proven health properties. All our venison is sourced from Scotland, and we sell three venison species, depending on season: The largest of the three, red deer, roam in the rugged hills and mountains of the West Highlands. Smaller roe deer inhabit the thick forests of the Scottish border country and our fallow deer meat is sourced from deer parks. Each type of venison has its own special characteristics, and, like our Blackface lamb and Galloway beef, it is hung for optimum tenderness and extra flavour.
Game covers a wide and diverse range of animals and birds, naturalised or born in the wild, all sourced from selected estates in Scotland. We produce high quality, oven-ready game, using the expertise of our sister company Yorkshire Game, who process the meat to match our own exacting standards.
Grouse is our speciality. It is harvested from the heather hills in summer and early autumn, where it lives wild on well managed estates. Taste it and witness one of Britain’s most extraordinary foods; deliciously lean meat with a rich and herby taste, so good with vintage claret. Later in the autumn we have abundant pheasant and partridge, nutritious and flavoursome alternative to bland poultry. These and other game birds are sold plucked, dressed and ready to cook. If you are new to cooking game, we are happy to advise you and give cooking instructions.
• Note that all our game may contain shot