Rare breed beef from a herd recently introduced to Balcaskie Estate in Fife is now available from Butchery at Bowhouse.
Lincoln Red is an ancient breed of cattle that, in the face of increasing demand for fast growing more commercial breeds, is now endangered. A small herd of cattle were introduced to the organic Fife estate in 2019 and the onsite butcher, Sophie Cumber has worked closely with the farm to make this available to customers. Developing and expanding the herd is made sustainable through meat sales and Sophie’s whole-carcass approach means that there’s no waste. The boxes will be available periodically throughout the year as the pure breed Lincoln Red cattle go through the butchery and the meat is matured for six weeks in the onsite hanging room.
Lincoln Red beef is renowned for its marbling and flavour, with each box containing a selection of cuts for £125. Orders can be placed at the Butchery at Bowhouse online shop or via email@example.com and delivered across the UK in sustainable Woolcool boxes for £10. Collections can be made from the Butchery at Bowhouse shop.
The box will include:
- 1 Rolled roasting Joint
- 1 Rolled slow roasting Joint
- 1 Bone in Prime Steak for sharing
- A selection of boneless Prime Steaks
- A selection of ‘Butchers Cut’ Steaks
- Beef on the bone for slow cooking
- Stewing Beef
- A Selection of Sausages
- Bone Marrow Beef Burgers
The Butchery at Bowhouse shop opened in April 2020. Initially open only as an online shop because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the shop is now open Thursday – Saturday from 10am to 2pm. The butchery also sells a range of carefully matured, organic beef, free-range pork, wild venison and organic lamb and mutton from the fields nearby on Balcaskie Estate.
Lincoln Red cattle are distinctively cherry-red in colour and well equipped to thrive in our climate. They thrive on grass and will happily follow the stockmen around as they are moved to fresh grass every day in keeping with the mob-grazing technique now being implemented on the organic estate. The beef is Pasture For Life assured, which guarantees that cattle have been fed only on varied pasture throughout their life, rather than processed feed. There is evidence to show that these farming practices produce meat that is healthier, as well as reducing methane emissions from the cattle.
The Butchery at Bowhouse is based within Bowhouse on Balcaskie Estate. Bowhouse is a centre for food and drink producers in the East Neuk of Fife, providing artisan makers with support and acting as the missing link between farm and plate. Bowhouse opens monthly for Market Weekends, giving visitors the opportunity to meet, discuss and taste food and drink from Scotland’s best artisan producers. The remaining Bowhouse Market Weekends this year take place on
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November,
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th December.
Further details can be found at bowhousefife.com.