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Back fat supply?

Postby Fingers » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:51 am

I live in the northeast uk and getting hold of back fat is proving difficult!

None of my local butchers have it, nor the supermarkets. The best I can get is belly.

Anyone able to get it in the UK?
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Re: Back fat supply?

Postby wheels » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:49 pm

I get it from the butcher's at my local abattoir. You need a butcher that doesn't receive his meat prepacked.

Although, I'm surprised that they can't order it for you. Otherwise, maybe a local farm shop or small local producer? Or, maybe ask at the local farmers' market?

Maybe someone like these:

https://www.bigbarn.co.uk/marketplace/v ... SimpsonSon

There's an abattoir database on this page:

https://www.food.gov.uk/enforcement/sec ... remlicence

It's the domestic ungulates you need - check column E for Slaughterhouse and Column V for Porcine.

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Re: Back fat supply?

Postby Oddbod » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:24 pm

I asked my local Morrison's about buying their trimmed belly/back fat & the butcher said it was against Morrison's policy to sell it.
Kinda odd when they sell rolls of (fat & meat removed) pork belly.
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Re: Back fat supply?

Postby Steven_B » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:11 am

Oddbod wrote:I asked my local Morrison's about buying their trimmed belly/back fat & the butcher said it was against Morrison's policy to sell it.
Kinda odd when they sell rolls of (fat & meat removed) pork belly.


I'd forget about supermarket suppliers; too many answers like the one you got (owing to the strict regulatory setting of a supermarket), plus the meat (or fat) ain't exactly fresh (it's a long time between killing and selling in the supermarket's supply chain).

Find and ask a butcher that is breaking down carcasses. But keep in mind that they might be using the back fat for their own sausages.

I get mine from a butcher who sells rare breed pork... one drawback is that the rare breed beasts he gets are quite small and the fat correspondingly thin.


and doesn't work within the strict regulatory setting of a supermarket
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Re: Back fat supply?

Postby Steven_B » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:15 am

Fingers wrote:None of my local butchers have it,


Try contacting one of the UK online butchers, there are several who's web sites I've browsed. They might be able to deliver it. Mind you, the shipping costs will likely not be nice.

And, as Wheels has mentioned, farm shops often have butchers on the premises.
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