Learn the skills needed to skin and carefully butcher a deer. Our expert tutors will take you through the stages needed to turn the whole animal into joints, mince and sausages.
Learn venison butchery from two of the leading expert butchers in the area. Colin and Alan (From Huttons of Knaresborough) will demonstrate the skills involved in butchering a deer from the whole gutted carcass into the main joints and cuts. During this full day course you will be able to get hands on experience skinning, cutting, jointing, deboning etc. and learn the tips and tricks of an experienced butcher. Although we will be focusing on venison butchery all the skills you learn on the day are transferable and the course will give you the confidence to tackle many butchery tasks at home. Whether you are a keen cook, a chef, a deer stalker or just looking to learn a new skill come and join us for ‘A deer in a day’.
There will be the chance to make some venison sausages and discussions on curing and preserving meat.
The course starts promptly at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm. It will run in Taste the wild’s woodland kitchen where we will cook up samples of meat during the day. Coffee/tea are provided.
You will have a pack of sausages and a joint of venison to take home
The course fee includes all tuition and use of knives, safety equipment etc. Please bring your own apron. A hot meaty lunch is provided and tea/coffee or cold drinks.
The minimum age for participants on this butchery course is 14, and all under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
This course will be held in an open sided barn in our 18 acre wood. Please wear appropriate clothing and robust footwear.
Course Tutors. Huttons Butchers, Chris Bax
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