Grain fed beef in the UK?
Posted 14 September 2010 - 03:18 AM
But.... (there's always a but isn't there!) as good as the beef I get from my usual butcher is, it's not a patch on what I've had in the US/Canada - the flavour and texture of grain fed is, for me, so far ahead of what we tend to get here. Does anyone have any links to suppliers of really good grain fed beef in the UK? I live in Cheshire/Manchester so don't mind a bit of a drive round this area, failing that internet/mail order would be ok too.
Posted 14 September 2010 - 04:37 AM
As for local suppliers of grain fed beef,I'm afraid I don't know of any. There are three decent beef suppliers at Ashton under Lyne farmers market and , as far as I'm aware, all raise their cattle on grass. Similarly, the two main "premium" internet suppliers from the general locality - Mansergh and Rhug Halls - are also grass raised.
Perhaps contacting a good butcher might be a way forward. Someone like Axon in Didsbury or Frost in Chorlton may be able to source the meat. However, seeing as grass fed is the more prized, and by far the most common, meat, you may be looking at bottom end imports, rather than locally raised.
Edited by Harters, 14 September 2010 - 04:38 AM.
Posted 14 September 2010 - 04:50 AM
The butchers I tend to use for beef at the moment are Pimlotts in cheadle hulme, their meat is very very good - certainly the best beef I've managed to source so far, even slightly better than what I used to get from Axons when we lived in Didsbury - but it has nothing like the marbling that Prime rated cuts have in the US, I mean not even close.
I'll keep searching, might give the Chorlton butchers a try as I've not been to them before.
Posted 14 September 2010 - 05:35 AM
The sister in law swears by Pimlotts and, whilst we often use Waitrose, we've never popped across the road. Have you not asked them about grain-fed?
Posted 14 September 2010 - 05:50 AM
Edited by nickloman, 14 September 2010 - 05:51 AM.
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