- Suitable for freezing
- Delivered fresh
- Native breed
Our Cotechino sausage is perfect for two to share, this classic Italian sausage requires long, slow simmering to break down the gelatinous cuts from which it is made, namely pig's cheek.
We make our Cotechino sausages with the same quality pork we use for our whole muscle cuts; free range Middle White and Tamworth, traditional heritage breeds with exceptional depth of flavour.
Chef Valentine Warner inspires:
"A most delicious Italian sausage for its gluey gelatinous pig cheek offering and this is among my favourites for autumn and winter eating. Poach the sausage at barely a wobble for 60-90 minutes and then allow to cool before slicing and frying. Reserve the stock as this may become a soup or braise that the sausage would be well to return too. A fortifying soup plate of say braised cannellini beans and cotechino, with a hint of chilli heat and barely a hint of white wine and tomato.
Similar to a pommes aligot and I like to load up a potato purée with beaten-in taleggio and raw garlic, the sliced and fried sausage then settled on top. Such a plate will certainly need a good glass of wine to help melt it away from the artery walls. But who cares, as I eat for joy!
Alternatively make a sharp little salad of puy lentils, diced carrot and fresh parsley and jewel with some chopped up, syrupy, Italian mustard fruits or pickles arranged between such glistening seared circles of the sausage.
Go nuts and stuff a duck with pre-poached cotechino and serve with a fairly intense red wine and honey jus, the plate decorated with whole roast or candied chestnuts beside the lucky duck."
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.