Black Pepper and Juniper
Curious Bacon
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Curious Bacon

Black Pepper and Juniper

Batch Code: VBAC007

Comments
Our Venison bacon is made using the haunches of wild deer. Deer are shot to control their population as there are too many of them and they cause damage to farmland. They have no natural predators.

Our deer supplier is the Cotswold Game and Meat Company who provide us with many haunches each month which we typically cure with Black Pepper and Juniper. This takes at least 6 weeks from the start of the curing process until it has dried enough to cut.

The venison bacon is incredibly flavoured and extremely lean. We suggest frying it with a little butter as it has almost no fat of its own. A very healthy and worthy meat to have as a treat.

Date Information
Use By: 19-Feb-21
Manufactured: 06-Jan-21
Sell By: 19-Feb-21
Best Before: 19-Feb-21

Supplied / Made By:

The Curiosities Company Ltd [https://thecuriosities.co.uk]

The best bacon producer in the world

This is ourselves. We produce and supply ourselves and many others.

General Product Information

This is simply the best bacon money can buy anywhere in the world. Usually flavoured with seasonally available local herbs, spices and fruits picked from the hedges or our garden. Always packed in our amazing home compostable plasticfree packaging.

Was created by this process

Cure Venison

Process Information

Cure Venison

Process to cure venison

Comments

A dry cure process with flavours added during the salting process.

Cure start: 2020-10-21
Dry start: 2020-11-16
Cut and pack: 2021-01-21

Used the following 4 ingredients

Ingredient - #1

Flavour [Black Pepper and Juniper]

Batch Code: BPJ20201021

Comments

Supplied By:

The Curiosities Company Ltd [https://thecuriosities.co.uk]

The best bacon producer in the world

This is ourselves. We produce and supply ourselves and many others.

Date Information
Manufactured: 21-Oct-20

Ingredient - #2

Pure Sea Salt [Pure Sea Salt]

Batch Code: 20025

Comments
Packed by GJ at Halen Môn

Supplied By:

Halon Môn [https://www.halenmon.com]

Sea Salt Manufacturer

Halon Môn are based in one of the loveliest parts of Wales. They source their salt from the Menai Straits. After graduating from Bangor University, where where the founders had fallen in love with each other and the island of Anglesey, they started looking for ways that would allow them to continue to live and work in this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

In 1997, they left a saucepan of seawater to boil on the Aga in their family kitchen aga and as the salt crystals started to form, they knew they'd struck culinary gold. In 1999, they started supplying Halen Môn Sea Salt to Swains, their local butchers in Menai Bridge on the Isle of Anglesey, and now we use it too.

We love this story and love their products and any company that has not one, but two dogs on their "Who are we" page definitely deserve to be suppliers!

Date Information
Purchased: 01-Mar-19
Best Before: 31-Jan-24

Ingredient - #3

Sodium Nitrite Salt [Prague Powder #1]

Batch Code: 2007018

Comments
Curing salt

Supplied By:

Surfy Curing Supplies [https://www.homecuring.co.uk]

Surfy's Home Curing Supplies

Surfy's design, blend and test all their own seasonings. Their seasonings contain only the best herbs and spices we can find, no carrier oils, artificial colours or flavours. They even dry some herbs and spices their selves in their own desiccators to ensure that they are the best we can get. Just like us! Their ham & bacon cures and nitrite curing salt are all made from Certified Organic Kosher Sea Salt pre-mixed to precise standards so we can safely make our bacon.

Date Information
Purchased: 01-Nov-18

Ingredient - #4

Venison [Venison Haunch]

Batch Code: VEN007

Comments
Wild Venison Haunch. Shot to control numbers in the Cotswolds.

Supplied By:

Cotswold Game and Meat Company [http://cotswoldgameandmeatco.co.uk/]

Suppliers of Venison and other game products

Suppliers of Venison and Game

Date Information
Purchased: 15-Oct-20