Incredibly versatile and delicious, there’s a wealth of piggy treats out there. From sausages to ribs and scratchings to salami. Go on – go the whole hog!
The perfect Cornish Sea Salt starter kit! Three fantastic kitchen ingredients in a lovely presentation box. This makes a great gift idea for anyone who enjoys cooking. Set £6.50 Cornish Sea Salt
Great salt should be stored and showcased properly The ceramic Salt Pig, finished on the inside with a flash of ocean blue is clean and contemporary. Handmade in Cornwall. £35.70 Cornish Sea Salt
Christmas season is nearly upon us and many will already be thinking about finding that perfect gift. If you’re shopping for an at-home chef or food lover, then think no more, the MEATER+ is a highly desirable, not to mention, useful kitchen gadget for the stocking of anyone that takes pride in their culinary skills. £99
A match made in piggin’ heaven. Featuring a Perfectly Salted Pork Crackling Gift Jar, Rhubarb Cider, two bumper backs of Black Pepper & Marvellous Maple to tickle your taste buds and a Snaffling Pig branded ramekin for serving up the porky delights. The Pig Apple (RRP £35) snafflingpig.co.uk
From its juicy Party Pig mini sausages, to its perfectly-formed Pigolatas and deliciously succulent Chef ’s Pig sausagemeat, Powters is serving up some delicious treats this winter. Chef ’s Pig, Party Pig and Pigolatas are available in 400g packs, RRP £3.
Mr Trotters award winning crackling is a high-end delicacy made from the very best pork rind. As it is uniquely triple cooked, it is a lighter crackling with a crisp texture which delivers maximum crunch. It’s available in four great flavours – Original, Jalapeno Chilli, English Mustard and Salt & Vinegar. Mr Trotter has recently turned his attention to sausages. Not any old sausage, but a Sausalami. Air-dried like a salami to give you easy eating – a great ‘on the go’, high protein snack. Available in three great flavours – The Original, Jalapeno Chilli and Cracked Black Pepper. Mr Trotters
Are you game?
For over half a decade, Good Game have produced a vast range of charcuterie using traditional methods, from nduja sausage to pastrami. They believe the secret to fantastic charcuterie is starting with exceptional pigs that have grown slowly with plenty of space to roam. With slow growth, there’s more fat, which produces a more delicious product. Choose between three charcuterie boxes: a beer snack box, spicy chorizo box, or the charcuterie selection box with prices starting from £13 per month.
Keep the fat!
With its full-bodied flavour and silky texture, Parma Ham is a world-class specialty food. Favoured by world-class chefs, this ham enhances appetizers, pasta dishes, salads, sandwiches and entrées. There is no need to remove the band of fat around each slice, which helps give the ham its balance of flavour and texture. Pre-sliced 14-month aged Prosciutto di Parma from Sainsburys for £2.50 per packet (80g containing 6 slices) and 24-month aged Parma Ham at £5 for 80g from Sainsburys.
Farmison & Co know their farmers, they’ve known them for years, and know that by working with them closely every day, everybody wins. Their farmers can rely on a fair price, and trust in their support for traditional husbandry. That means no rushing, no artificial rubbish, and common sense farming. Their mission is a return to the nation’s table of of their heritage breeds, with a founding principle of Farmison & Co being that the more we demand them, the more farmers will rear them. Mini sugar pit cured pork belly bites £20 for 1.5lbs. Ultimate pigs in blankets selection (24). farmison.com
Cannon & Cannon, purveyors of the finest cured meat has unveiled its knockout array of Christmas gift ideas. Try The Discovery Box (from £24.99) – a curated box of supreme meats, perfect for avid meat adventurers who are hungry for the latest meat fix.