Cumberland Pork Sausages:
Cumbria is an area of outstanding natural beauty including the Lake District & has been made famous by such people as the poet William Wordsworth & Donald Campbell in the water speed records on Coniston Water, where he sadly died in the crash in his boat the Bluebird.
Making Cumberland Pork Sausages is not a difficult process once you know how, the secret to a good sausage is consistency & the ingredients that you put into them.
In production our expert butchers make the Cumberland Pork Sausages using lean shoulder meat & white loin fat because the coarse shoulder meat combined with the fat will give a perfect balance to make a consistent textured sausage. The shoulder meat has the best flavour because of the texture & will deliver this when cooked. The added fat has no lumps or gristle in it, so will add to the flavour of the meat & keep it moist during cooking.
Once the meat has been combined with the fat, we then add the Cumberland seasoning into the mix, with a little added rusk & water to help it blend. Once the mix has blended to the right consistency, we then, using only natural skins, make the long familiar sausage tubes before “linking” this into 77 grams, 12 cm long juicy thick Cumberland Pork sausages.
We only use natural skins to put the sausage meat into because it gives that perfect snap & bite for “the perfect sausage experience”.
There are many different types of sausage available, some great & some that are a cheap commercial variety. As we can make our sausages on a large scale we can produce to a high standard & offer great value. The selection of the lean pork shoulder meat is vital to the quality of our sausages & is something we will not compromise on because you only want a quality sausage delivered to your door.
When you cut into one of our Cumberland Pork sausages, you will know the difference from an ordinary commercial sausage immediately; there is more true quality meat, no lumps & the aroma from the sausage is delicious. Just as a sausage should be!
Once our sausages have been made, they are then hung overnight in a very cold chiller to let them “set up”. This means that the seasoning has a chance to infuse the meat enhancing the flavour. Our 6 pack sausages are packed & sealed within minutes of removal from the chiller before freezing down to ensure we deliver the best natural flavoured sausage to your door.
Great quality pork is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals & protein, as we only use lean shoulder meat to make our sausages, they are nutritious & tasty. An affordable good sausage does not need to be plain & tasteless. They are something that you will have often at home for simple comfort food dishes, & can be found in many good recipes.
Our production facilities are first class & are monitored daily during operation by onsite health officials. This means that your products are safe & made in the correct optimum conditions. The production is all temperature controlled to reduce any risk of bacteria, & to stop the meat from losing its natural juices. The natural juices of the meat help enhance the taste of the sausage & improve the flavour during the overnight “set up” in the chillers. The hygiene of our facilities is maintained during production with all staff wearing protective clean clothing, & after when a full deep clean is conducted daily.
The packaging used for our sausages is fully recyclable & through our customers recycling responsibly at home, we aim to reduce our carbon foot print as much as possible. We are always looking for improved recyclability in our packaging, but product safety is first! The standards in place for producing our Cumberland Pork Sausages means that we can deliver a safe tasty product with guaranteed results.
Our choice of pork is something we have carefully considered, as we find this makes exactly what our customers need for specification, flavour & taste.
There are many breeds of pigs in the world, each with different characteristics, some large fatty ones, to small very lean types. Our choice of pig is the Pietrain Pig because it is a low cholesterol breed that has a fantastic meat to fat ratio that has excellent flavour with guaranteed results in the kitchen.
Having access to a large volume of good grade, perfect sized pork sides to choose from on a daily basis enables us to create the consistent “Restaurant Quality” pork cuts that people have come to expect from the Sherwood brand. We have daily delivery of pigs to the production facilities from long standing local countryside farms in Belgium & Northern France.
Our select breed of pigs gets the name Pietrain from the small village of “Pietrain” in the Wallonia region of Belgium where they mainly originated from.
Our Cumberland Pork Sausages are ideal for home cooked simple meals, whether it is a mid-week sausage sandwich with a little mustard or a Sunday “Bangers n’ mash” lunch, they always deliver flavour & value. Feeding the family at home on a budget in today’s financial climate is not an easy task, these are a filling sausage that the younger ones will enjoy & most certainly finish… which is not always easy!
Pork sausages are one of those freezer foods that is always handy to have for making quick & simple meals. They can be used in a variety of dishes with all sorts of flavours added to them, we have added a few links to some delicious sausage recipes in the section below. As BBQ is becoming more of a hobby for many people, & it is all year round, many of our online customers are taking to cooking our Cumberland Pork Sausages on the BBQ as they really enjoy the smokey flavour the BBQ adds.
Please enjoy making great meals & sharing with your family or good company with a simple tasty sausage, & it would be great to see your results on social media using the #abrandisapromise