Bacon & Dry-cured Meat

Bacon & Dry-cured Meat

We at Swaledale are proud to make proper bacon, and still dry-cure our meat in the same time-honoured ways it’s been done in Britain since the 16th century. Traditional techniques became popular for both their powers of preservation and to increase culinary potential.

We use the same high welfare, heritage breed, whole muscle cuts in our curing, as we sell fresh to our restaurant chefs. Native breeds have an exceptional depth-of-flavour, the Tamworth pig is prized for its superb bacon. Our Tamworth and Middle White pigs are reared outside where they can root around, wallow and exhibit all of their instinctive behaviours. They're matured at their own pace which enables the fat to naturally marble the meat, and settle in a generous and delicious outer layer.

19 products

  • Quality Cut Dry-Cured Back Bacon

    Dry-cured Unsmoked Back Bacon

    250g

    £5.40

    Dry-cured Unsmoked Back Bacon
  • Quality cut Dry-cured Smoked Streaky Bacon
    Dry-cured Smoked Streaky Bacon

    Dry-cured Smoked Streaky Bacon

    250g

    £5.40

    Dry-cured Smoked Streaky Bacon
  • Quality cut Dry-cured Smoked Back Bacon
    Dry-cured Smoked Back Bacon

    Dry-cured Smoked Back Bacon

    250g

    £5.55

    Dry-cured Smoked Back Bacon
  • Pigs in Blankets
    Pigs in Blankets

    Pigs in Blankets

    From £9.00

    Pigs in Blankets
  • Quality cut Dry-Cured Streaky Bacon
    Dry-cured Unsmoked Streaky Bacon

    Dry-cured Unsmoked Streaky Bacon

    250g

    £5.25

    Dry-cured Unsmoked Streaky Bacon
  • Salt Beef
    Salt Beef

    Salt Beef

    Offer

    From £13.60 Save £2.40 Was £16.00

    Salt Beef
  • Gammon Steak
    Gammon Steak

    Gammon Steak

    2 x 180g

    £8.00

    Gammon Steak
  • Smoked Bacon Lardons
    Smoked Bacon Lardons

    Smoked Bacon Lardons

    250g

    £4.00

    Smoked Bacon Lardons
  • Dry-cured Smoked Streaky Bacon, Extra-thin-sliced
    Dry-cured Smoked Streaky Bacon, Extra-thin-sliced

    Dry-cured Smoked Streaky Bacon, Extra-thin-sliced

    250g

    £5.40

    Dry-cured Smoked Streaky Bacon, Extra-thin-sliced
  • Dry-cured Unsmoked Ham Hock
    Dry-cured Unsmoked Ham Hock

    Dry-cured Unsmoked Ham Hock

    £8.75

    Dry-cured Unsmoked Ham Hock
  • Dry-cured Smoked Pork Belly
    quality cut dry-cured smoked pork belly

    Dry-cured Smoked Pork Belly

    From £10.05

    Dry-cured Smoked Pork Belly
  • Dry-cured York-style Ham, Boneless & Uncooked
    Dry-cured York-style Ham, Boneless & Uncooked

    Dry-cured York-style Ham, Boneless & Uncooked

    2.2-2.6 kg

    £35.00

    Dry-cured York-style Ham, Boneless & Uncooked

More about Bacon & Dry-cured Meat

The commercialisation of meat for mass retail is threatening our great history of cured bellies, hocks and hams; where once meat was cold smoked over natural wood for hours, it is now largely being injected with brine and vacuum-tumbled, reducing a well-established artisanal skill to a stage on a production line. These commercial curing processes are not inline with the beliefs that guide our whole carcass butchery, or the farmers we champion, nor our quest to develop a positive and sustainable food future. Our methods of curing meat take time and are respected; the transformation moves at the speed of nature as we let the wood smoke or salt take effect and work its ancient magic.