- Suitable for freezing
- Delivered fresh
- Native breed
Cut from the loin of the pig, Swaledale has created an outstanding back bacon* that has pleasingly little shrinkage and a multitude of culinary uses. Our team of artisan butchers dry-cure the loins in our own in-house recipe, it involves the traditional salt and brown sugar cure for 5-days, but there is some Swaledale magic in there too. After this the loins are ready for a gentle smoking over beechwood, which gives the bacon its sweet and distinctive flavouR.
Chef George Ryle inspires:"Baked in the oven, or fried in a pan until the edges are crisping and turning golden brown, this bacon makes the ultimate sarnie. In a thickly cut white tin loaf, very lightly toasted, load up several rashers, some finely chopped gem lettuce mixed with mayonnaise, and slices of ripe tomato, seasoned with salt - the ultimate BLT. Or, rather, just a classic bacon and egg number, buttered bread, an egg over easy and a fair amount of brown sauce.It would be churlish to try and talk about dry cured, smoked loin bacon without discussing a full English breakfast. Two rashers of bacon, two sausages, two fried eggs, one thick disc of black pudding, hash brown and beans. That’s my line up!"*Swaledale Butchers 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 pig is prized for its superb bacon.
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.