The team

The Swaledale Team

We have a talented team at Swaledale, with a butchery department that boasts a wealth of skill and experience. Working with an entire carcass is unusual in modern butchery and requires a full spectrum of abilities from each butcher, from whole-carcass sectioning, boning and trimming, seam butchery and portioning individual cuts or joints for our wholesale and retail customers. They prepare each cut with skill, expertise, and experience, paying strict attention to detail and quality. Being a butcher requires passion, dedication and determination and we are always keen to pass on these traditional, time-honoured Butchery skills to younger members of the team. Many have learnt the necessary skills of their trade within our walls.

Our dedicated office team have a unifying passion for food and understand how best to prepare and cook our many products. Comprising mainly ex-chefs, we develop all recipes in house, from sausage seasonings and bacon cures to marinades and rubs. Much time is spent on site with our farmers across The Dales, touching base, discussing livestock and our various breeding projects, from heritage Middle White pigs to Swaledale mutton or the introduction of the Lowline breed, a diminutive, seldom seen beef breed similar in size to the Dexter which we have been breeding since 2016. The farmers themselves are of course vital members of the team, fantastic produce being essential before we dry-age, dry-cure, brine, smoke and fill our award-winning sausages on site.

The benefits of Swaledale meat

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    Fresh delivery

    Orders received before 9am are freshly prepared and shipped DPD for next day delivery. We serve the whole of the UK excluding Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and some parts of Scotland.

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    Unrivalled quality

    Our meat has been celebrated in Britain's best restaurant kitchens for over ten years. There are many who claim to work with native breed farmers, but few who can prove it.

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    Sustainable & traceable

    We have partnerships with selected farms and work with carefully selected local abattoirs so we have confidence in the welfare of the animals and full traceability of all our products.