Coarsely-minced Harewood Estate venison pairs beautifully with heritage breed minced pork shoulder for succulence, seasoned with select spices that really showcase the gamey notes of wild deer.
Delicious casseroled with red wine, cannellini beans and rosemary or baked with the earthy, autumnal flavours of pumpkin or squash.
Swaledale works closely with the Harewood Estate team on the outskirts of Leeds, who run both Fallow and Red deer through the varied landscape, encompassing dense woodland and open parkland.
Owned by David and Diane Lascelles, Earl and Countess of Harewood, the Harewood Estate manages the countryside surrounding Harewood House. It has a nationally recognised conservation programme with particular emphasis on the restoration of historic buildings ranging from Home Farm to Harewood Castle, as well as the protection and development of wildlife habitats and the maintenance of Listed parkland. Their mission statement is:
'To conserve the Harewood Estate and its existing boundaries, together with the historic buildings, landscape and parkland, in a sustainable manner for future generations through careful and appropriate management, enabling the Estate to realise its potential now, and into the future.'