Indulge in the pinnacle of culinary excellence with our free-range half pig—a testament to ethical sourcing and unparalleled flavor. Handpicked from contented pigs raised in open, natural environments,
A side of pork is between 20 – 25kg and can be left whole or cut and packed to your specification.
As a guideline this is what we could do for you.
- Shoulder Boned and rolled in 2 joints
- Leg on the bone in 2 joints
- Chops in 2s
- Loin cut into steaks
- Belly in slices
- Pack of diced pork
Please enter any special cutting instructions in the special instructions box at checkout.
Recipe: Herb-Roasted Free-Range Half Pig
- 1 free-range half pig (approximately 50-60 pounds)
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 4 onions, quartered
- 4 carrots, cut into chunks
- 4 celery stalks, cut into chunks
- 4 potatoes, cut into chunks
Preparing the Pig:
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
- In a bowl, combine minced garlic, chopped rosemary, thyme leaves, sage leaves, olive oil, salt, and black pepper to create a fragrant herb mixture.
- Rub the herb mixture evenly over the surface of the free-range half pig, ensuring it’s well coated.
Cooking the Pig:
- Place the pig on a large roasting rack set inside a sturdy roasting pan.
- Pour the chicken or vegetable broth into the pan.
- Surround the pig with quartered onions, carrot chunks, celery chunks, and potato chunks.
- Cover the roasting pan securely with aluminum foil.
- Roast the pig in the preheated oven for approximately 5-6 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) in the thickest part of the meat.
- Remove the foil and roast for an additional 30 minutes or until the skin is crispy and golden brown.
- Let the roasted free-range half pig rest for about 30 minutes before carving.
- Carve the succulent roasted pig into slices or chunks.
- Serve hot with the roasted vegetables and pan juices, along with your favorite sauces and sides, for an unforgettable feast.