- Delivered fresh
- Suitable for freezing
- native breed
Most fridges in the nation have a packet of bacon in, just waiting for that special Saturday morning sarnie. It’s a staple menu item, however to be clear, there is bacon, and then there is 'proper' bacon*; two very different beasts.
Our Swaledale bacon is produced from the loins and bellies of our native breed, outdoor reared pigs*, and made the traditional way; dry-cured in salt and sugar and then either smoked or hung to dry. This is excellent bacon, where the quality of the pork truly shines through.
Every day we slice hundreds of kilos of our prized bacon for you, our beautiful customers. With each loin or belly that is sliced, there is a certain amount of trim left over, this is unavoidable in our quest for perfect slices of bacon. However, as you know, we don’t agree with wastage at Swaledale Butchers®, it’s fundamental to our core beliefs that we must utilise each animal, nose-to-tail.
Our solution is a tasty one; we put the bacon trim through the mincer to create a versatile product that’s perfect to keep primed in the fridge, ready to add a little porky sparkle to whatever you're rustling up.
Chef George Ryle inspires:
"Fry bacon mince off to a crisp! Try and find a dish that doesn’t sound better with crispy bacon pieces sprinkled over the top of. One of our wholesale burger customers refer to this as ‘bacon rain’ and it pours down all over their loaded fries. We like this as a nickname... so let the bacon rain!
A potato salad, with homemade mayonnaise, lots of fresh chives, cornichons, shallots and a couple of hard boiled eggs, spooned into a bowl and drizzled with crispy bacon mince. Or maybe the finishing touches to a chicken Caesar salad. Or indeed, over the top of your scrambled eggs, for a little twist on bacon and eggs."
*We make 'proper' bacon, using age-old traditional methods and the same top quality, whole cuts of belly, back, loin and shoulder as we sell fresh. Native breeds have an exceptional depth-of-flavour, the Tamworth is particularly well known 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 gives the pork a superior texture.
Always Fresh Never Frozen®
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.
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.
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.