Our expert butchers have selected good meat to fat ratio bellies of pork, they have removed all the bones separately leaving the juicy rib finger meat on the underside, the rind or skin has then been carefully removed to leave just enough fat to add to the flavour. This piece is then ready to cut & cook exactly how you want to with no waste or excessive trimming.
We also have the pork belly with the bone in & skin/rind on. available to buy online.
The meat from the belly of pork is of a semi coarse texture which will become very soft & tender when slow-cooked. The meat will be very easy to chew & be easily digested as this will not be dry. The fat covering will keep the piece moist during your cook. We make sure that the colour of our pork is a light pink because this shows that the welfare of our pigs is to a high standard & it will always have the correct meaty taste.
Pork belly is from the fattier part of the animal but still has a good portion of succulent meat on it. Good quality pork is a good source of vitamins, minerals & protein which is essential to a healthy diet, you can always trim, after cooking, any extra fat so you still get the great moist taste without the intake of fat. The process from farm to fork is designed to maximise value for money & minimise waste, with welfare & the environment top of the list.
The belly & all our meats are produced under very strict conditions because we want all our customers to get the best products possible. We only make our products in BRC Approved facilities with temperature-controlled clean cutting rooms as this gives a fresher product with a longer shelf life. The lower temperatures ensure the meat retains more of its natural moisture & the natural bacteria found in meat is kept to a minimal.
The belly is cut & packed within a few minutes making sure that we conserve every ounce of flavour. They are vacuum-sealed into clear recyclable pouches that suck all the natural juices into the meat before being frozen & locking in all the flavour. The clear pouches will protect the meat from the moment it is packed to the time you open before seasoning.
When bringing meat up to room temperature before cooking, the pouches will prevent it from drying out or from any flying visitors!
We offer this Pork Belly as a wholesale cut to give you better value for money that is closer to a wholesale price. We are very aware of trying to go greener by cutting back on the use of plastic, using one bag for this big piece rather than many for smaller pieces. The clear recyclable pouches used to package your Pork Belly are now stronger & thinner to help reduce our use of plastics to lower our carbon footprint.
Both our trade & online clients recycling responsibly is a very important part of the recycling chain.
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 fantastic meat to fat ratio that has excellent flavour with guaranteed results in the kitchen.
Having access to a large volume of a 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 a 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 Whole Pork Belly Boneless Skinless gives many options for your favourite recipes as you can cut into different sections. A rolled stuffed roast belly pork piece is always a favourite, curing to make bacon is becoming more popular.
The BBQ enthusiasts are now making the American PBBE (Pork Belly Burnt Ends) with these. Cook the belly low n’ slow in a good quality BBQ rub then when ready, cut into 25 mm cubes, place in a pan at a high temp to burn the outside a little, rest & mix in a sweet sticky glaze to create Pork Candy Bites that are very addictive.
Please enjoy our pork & don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts. #abrandisapromise