Beef

Beef

To maximise flavour all Swaledale Butchers' beef is dry-aged on the bone for a minimum of 28 days.

The Himalayan salt chamber is stacked full of prime steaks and roasting joints where, as if by magic, the salt wall creates the perfect environment to tenderise the meat for heightened succulence and depth of flavour.

All our grass-fed beef is native breed from small farms and smallholdings dotted around the wildly beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Slow grown and free to roam; the results are exceptional. 

Over the past decade we have honed our breeding programmes and have found the best flavours derive from smaller native breeds such as Dexter, Highland and Belted Galloway. These rugged breeds are at home on The Dales, both the lowlands and the craggy, exposed tops, foraging a much wider range of grasses than commercial cattle. This not only boosts the nutritional value and flavour of the resulting beef, but also allows less dominant native grasses and wildflowers to flourish, benefiting the entire ecosystem, from insects and birds to invertebrates and mammals.

Traditional breeds also grow slowly with our beef ranging from twenty-nine to sixty months (compared to thirteen months for their commercial counterparts) – the change this additional age imparts is dramatic, not only in terms of taste but also visually with much darker flesh, and fat often with a yellow hue that reflects the grass and hay diet. We have found it is the union of breed, age, feed and low-stress slaughter (we use two family-run local abattoirs that are best-in-class) that produces outstanding beef. At the butchery we then do our utmost to enhance this; 4 weeks in our Himalayan salt ageing chamber before our skilled team seam-butcher the carcasses in the time-honoured fashion – the results are rather exceptional.

64 products

  • Minced Beef
    Minced Beef

    Minced Beef

    £6.60

    Minced Beef
  • dry-aged, grass-fed steak burgers cooking on the bbq
    Steak Burgers

    Steak Burgers

    £9.00

    Steak Burgers
  • Beef Short Ribs
    Beef Short Ribs

    Beef Short Ribs

    £18.90

    Beef Short Ribs
  • Ribeye Steak
    Ribeye Steak

    Ribeye Steak

    £21.00

    Ribeye Steak
  • grass-fed heritage breed dry-aged raw bavette steaks
    Bavette Steak

    Bavette Steak

    £7.75

    Bavette Steak
  • Onglet Steak

    Onglet Steak

    £8.00

    Onglet Steak
  • Marrow Bone Canoes
    Marrow Bone Canoes

    Marrow Bone Canoes

    £5.00

    Marrow Bone Canoes
  • Diced Shin of Beef

    Diced Shin of Beef

    £6.75

    Diced Shin of Beef
  • Beef Ossobuco
    Beef Ossobuco

    Beef Ossobuco

    £8.40

    Beef Ossobuco
  • Beef Bones

    Beef Bones

    £3.00

    Beef Bones
  • Cote de Boeuf
    Cote de Boeuf

    Cote de Boeuf

    £34.20

    Cote de Boeuf
  • Korean-style BBQ Beef Short Ribs

    Korean-style BBQ Beef Short Ribs

    £9.00

    Korean-style BBQ Beef Short Ribs