Wild Venison Butchery and Cookery

Join us for a day in the woods celebrating wild venison.
September 6, 2020

Start Time

10:00 am

end Time

4:00 pm

PRICING

£120 per person

The Woods

The Salt Box

Red Oak Barn

Priory Farm Estate

South Nutfield

Surrey RH1 4EJ

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Tea/coffee & refreshments throughout the day

Feast from the fire – Tasty morsels and multiple plates

E-mail recipe pack

All ingredients, equipment and apron will be provided.

Join us in our woodland kitchen for a day spent learning how to butchery and cook wild venison.

Our food-filled adventure starts with a foraging walk up to our woodland glen, gathering a selection of wild ingredients on our way. We will give you tips on how to identify seasonal hedgerow edibles, highlighting the tasty morsels that nature’s larder has to offer. Depending on the season and the (ever-changeable) Great British weather, you may want to bring wellies to change into and a good waterproof is recommended.

 

After a restorative cuppa in our woodland kitchen (recently equipped with a shelter in case of particularly uncooperative weather), we will then turn our attention to the main business of the day; skinning and butchering either a fallow or roe deer carcass. We will spend the majority of the morning taking our time preparing the deer. We will start by skinning and talk through the process of curing your pelt at home using traditional methods. During our field butchery lesson we will break down our carcass into primal cuts and use seam butchery to further process the deer. Using the whole animal from nose to tail and showing you how to reduce waste getting the most from the animal, we will talk through multiple ways of preparing each cut, stocks and sauces and the best ways to store your meat . Whilst all this is happening our team will cook up delicious snacks over fire to quell your hunger before we spend our afternoon cooking up a feast over fire.

 

Fires crackling and curiosity sparked, we will then introduce you to a medley of different cooking methods, including spit roasting, the Dutch oven, skillets, grilling and hot smoking. Following on from your introduction to whole deer butchery, it will be time for you to get cooking, using your new skills to create a magnificent lunchtime feast. And what better place to lunch than under our woodland canopy, surrounded by the snap, crackle and pop of the fires?

 

Keen to pass on methods that are safe for the environment and for yourselves, we will give you tips on how to sustainably source your firewood and also advise you on how to practice your new skills as safely as possible.

 

Expect to head home smelling of wood smoke, with plenty of food and fire in your bellies. We’ll send you an email recipe pack so that you can get started at home straight away.

What We Cover

Tea/coffee & refreshments throughout the day

Feast from the fire – Tasty morsels and multiple plates

E-mail recipe pack

All ingredients, equipment and apron will be provided.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

Our menus are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters with a strong focus on seasonally and locally inspired ingredients, including wild and foraged foods sourced from nature’s larder.

 

Due to the nature of our events and in order to uphold high-quality standards we are only able to accommodate limited dietary requests at our dining events and cookery courses. Our dining events are intimate affairs with small groups, centred around a set menu lovingly prepared in our remote woodland kitchen by our small kitchen team, therefore preparing a separate menu to cater for dietary needs is not always possible. 

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Venison Butchery
Venison Butchery at The Salt Box

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