Pork is probably the most versatile of all British meats. At Meat London we take it very seriously. Good Pork should be a deep, rich pink colour with a thick rim of firm white fat under the skin. If it can’t produce a decent crackling for the Sunday table it is of no use to us.
We source our Pork from Plantation Pigs of West Sussex. The animals are born on the land and spend their life running around the South Downs (not a bad life if you are a Pig). Our Bacon is from the impeccable Blythborough Pork of Essex. We select our farmer/producers carefully because we are confident that their farming and production methods are consistent with our aims of animal welfare and eating quality.
The Pigs that make up our Pork are born to the land and spend their entire lives outside in the fresh air of the countryside. From tiny piglets they play together rooting around for feed of grass and herbs. Their ‘hectic’ lifestyle and continuous activity ensure that they burn off calories causing slower, more natural growth, which in turn ensures a meat with deeper more succulent flavours (and the skin to produce the crackling).