Etherington's meat Purveyors of Provenance 2018-05-22T13:30:24Z https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/feed/atom/ https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/cropped-etheringtons-logo-32x32.png Vicki Mayrick <![CDATA[Gorilla Spirits]]> https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/?p=1271 2018-05-22T09:55:20Z 2018-05-22T09:55:20Z We’ve added to our gin shelf (again!) this time it’s with the delicious Silverback Gin, created by Gorilla Spirits in Hampshire. Lovingly created in a small copper still named Mugwaneza, […]

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We’ve added to our gin shelf (again!) this time it’s with the delicious Silverback Gin, created by Gorilla Spirits in Hampshire.

Lovingly created in a small copper still named Mugwaneza, (which is Kinrwandan for ‘she who is content’) in small batches of just over 200 bottles; this gin uses a base of 100% British wheat spirit and features a range of botanicals including juniper, angelica, calamus root, sweet orange, coriander, acacia blossom and lemongrass – to create its unique taste.

At 46%abv, its ‘Mountain Strength is paired with sweet floral notes, followed by fresh citrus wafts and a whisper of lemongrass for a clean and refreshing drink, perfect for the summer months.

Not only does this gin taste amazing, it also provides guilt-free drinking, as for every bottle sold, one pound is donated to The Gorilla Organization, a small UK based charity whose work is dedicated to protecting the remaining 880 Mountain Gorillas that exist.

We also have the beautiful goblet glasses in stock, which are made from Darlington Crystal, as well as Gorilla Spirts other products, Blackback Vodka and Maraba, a coffee liquor made from Bourbon Arabica Beans from the rich volcanic soils on the high-altitude hills of Maraba, a district of Rwandawhich has a deep buttery chocolate flavour.

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Vicki Mayrick <![CDATA[Willy’s Cider Vinegar]]> https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/?p=1241 2018-05-22T09:31:38Z 2018-05-22T09:31:38Z Last month, we visited the Farm Shop and Deli Show, which was jam packed with great products and ideas. One stall, caught shop manager Tara’s eye – (with a little […]

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Last month, we visited the Farm Shop and Deli Show, which was jam packed with great products and ideas. One stall, caught shop manager Tara’s eye – (with a little help from their large…signage) – as this is a product she’s been on the look-out for a while now, Apple Cider Vinegar.

Willy’s Cider Vinegar is a branch of Chase Distillery, who create some of the finest British Vodka and Gin around, the family also founded the Tyrrells crisp brand too.

The ACV (apple cider vinegar) is crafted from hand-picked apples from ancient orchards, before being gently pressed and left to ferment naturally, creating an unfiltered cider.  It’s then left in the fresh Herefordshire air, which continues the process by turning it into vinegar and also creates the secret ingredient, ‘The Mother’.  This good, friendly bacterium gives the vinegar its iconic cloudy and ‘cobwebby’ appearance. And that’s it, nothing else is added, no fertilisers or pesticides.

Once it’s bottled and on the shelves there’s no end to how it can be used for. It’s a staple in kitchen cupboards across the country and, as well as being a fantastic cooking ingredient, it is often referred to as “the mother of all-natural remedies” thanks to its many acclaimed health benefits.

For years, ACV has been used as an aid for weight loss and circulatory health, due to its richness in minerals, vitamins and other substances. It contains vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A as well as manganese, iron, calcium and sulphur amongst many more beneficial minerals.

It can help to aid:

  • Blood pressure
    • Cholesterol control
    • Diabetes
    • Arthritic pains
    • Strong Bones
    • Yeast Infections
    • Chest congestion
    • Sore Throat
    • Digestion
    • Nasal Congestions

Pick yours up in store today!

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Vicki Mayrick <![CDATA[Etherington’s arm the next generation of hospitality workers with key industry skills.]]> https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/?p=1263 2018-05-14T12:10:19Z 2018-05-14T12:10:19Z The Brian Etherington Meat Company, The Victoria Inn and Truro and Penwith College have joined forces to arm the next generation of hospitality workers with key industry skills. Nine students […]

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The Brian Etherington Meat Company, The Victoria Inn and Truro and Penwith College have joined forces to arm the next generation of hospitality workers with key industry skills.

Nine students who already experience the day-to-day running of the Victoria Inn Pub at Threemilestone and Roche, have broadened their knowledge and experience with days spent at Etherington’s Farm Shop near Scorrier this week.

The students who are undertaking hospitality and catering apprenticeships covering levels 2-4 in hospitality management were tasked with a number of duties – from providing great customer service, putting together shop displays and pricing – to understanding an implementing fire and risk assessment regulations.

The Farm Shop which opened its doors in 2012, has previously run its own apprenticeship scheme within its on-site butchery academy, and are proud to have many of their graduates in fulltime butchery roles. Managing Director, Mark Etherington said: “We passionately believe that we need to engage Cornwall’s future workforce and equip them with the skills to exceed, whilst promoting the message that you don’t have to leave Cornwall to build career and Etherington’s are delighted to offer this opportunity to young people.”

Adele Bull, Programme Team Leader at Truro and Penwith College Business commented: “We are really pleased to see that Etherington’s and the Victoria Inn are going above and beyond to provide this opportunity for Apprenticeship learners. Initiatives such as this offer learners a broad understanding of the industry which improves their performance at work. The Victoria Inn was recently recognised as one of our Outstanding Apprenticeship Employers and this initiative is a perfect example of why they deserve this recognition.”

Mark Holden, of the Victoria Inn said: “Having our team experience working with such an exceptional company like the Etherington’s Farm Shop is a great accolade. We are excited to see how our team gets on with this next challenge which will further enhance their product knowledge and customer service skills.”

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Vicki Mayrick <![CDATA[Full time wholesale butcher vacancy]]> https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/?p=1246 2018-05-03T11:29:48Z 2018-04-27T11:26:47Z A fantastic opportunity has arisen within Etherington’s wholesale butchery department.  The role would suit an enthusiastic individual already in the industry, looking to realise their potential and further a career […]

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen within Etherington’s wholesale butchery department.  The role would suit an enthusiastic individual already in the industry, looking to realise their potential and further a career as a butcher. The successful candidate would benefit from continued training and structured learning.

Working in a close-knit team in our purpose build meat cutting factory, you will have butchery experience, possess good knife skills and be able to demonstrate core butcher techniques, including: boning, jointing and portion control.

Duties will include (but not be limited to): –

  • Butchery of all common types of meat (beef, lamb, pork, chicken) in carcass and part processed form into products for wholesale.
  • Producing processed products (mince, burgers, sausages) using butchery machinery.
  • Hygiene: adhering to strict hygiene procedures to ensure the facility is maintained to the highest standards.
  • Associated butchery tasks including, receiving stock into the facility and boxing & labelling customer orders.

The role is demanding, and the candidate will need to be physically fit. Working a yearly average of 42hrs over 6 days a week paid by the hour enhancements for unsociable hours between 10pm – 6am 4.00am/ 6.00am start finishing at 2.30pm or when work is complete, Saturday 9 am to finish.

The successful candidate must have a strong work ethic, demonstrate care and attention to detail in their work and must be flexible in their approach to the role and hours of work.

Experience & Qualifications

Essential

Good secondary education

Food Hygiene Certificates

HACCP

Proven Track Record of Experience

Experience of a largescale meat cutting operation

Knowledgeable about different meat cuts

Good Interpersonal kills

Good sense of humour

Clean and smart appearance.

Desirable

Butchery Qualification NVQ or City & Guides

To apply, download an application form here.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This job description is not a complete list of duties. The post holder will be expected to carry out any reasonable tasks that are requested and will be subject to review and amendment in view of changing circumstances. The duties of the post are subject to review in conjunction with the post holder.

NO SMOKING

Brian Etherington Meats has a No Smoking policy.

Brian Etherington Meats premises are considered as non-smoking zones, other than designated smoking areas

CONFIDENTIALITY

The unauthorised use or disclosure of personal information is a dismissible offence and in the case of computerised information, could result in prosecution for an offence or action for civil damages under the Data Protection Act 1998.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Brian Etherington Meats is an equal opportunity employer. The aim of the policy is to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, handicap, religion, creed, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins or social background, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

HEALTH & SAFETY

All staff are expected to follow Trust Policies and Procedures relating to the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.This job entails the manual handling of loads; the post holders attention is drawn to local risk assessments and procedures regarding the correct handling of such loads.

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Vicki Mayrick <![CDATA[Celebrate Steak this Great British Beef Week]]> https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/?p=1222 2018-04-23T08:16:01Z 2018-04-23T08:15:32Z British Beef Week 2018 is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a steak. From fancy fillet and reliable rump to the lesser known onglet and the […]

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British Beef Week 2018 is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a steak. From fancy fillet and reliable rump to the lesser known onglet and the humongous tomahawk, which steak cut should you choose? Take a look at the Etherington’s Steak Manual below:

  • Fillet is the most expensive steak per kg, due to its intrinsic tenderness. This means it can be cooked very rare and still be easy to eat and its subtle flavour can benefit from a tasty sauce.
  • Rib Eye a juicy, richly flavoured cut with generous marbling and a firm texture, the wide ribbon of fat at the core melts during cooking and makes it extra succulent – this is a big favourite here at Etherington’s.
  • Cote De Beouf issimply a rib-eye steak on the bone and will serve 2 people easily – perfect for Valentine’s menus. Sometimes you see this steak with a longer piece of rib bone called a Tomahawk Steak, as it resembles a single-handed axe.
  • Rump is a versatile, relatively lean steak, suitable for frying and grilling.
  • Easily recognised by the shape, a T Bone steak has the flesh of the sirloin on one side, and the tender fillet on the other. These are relatively large steaks, weighing roughly 12-16oz – a great feast!
  • Onglet Steaks (also known as hanger steaks) are taken from near the kidneys leaving them with a rich, almost offal like taste.
  • Bavette Steak is a sheet of meat is taken from the belly of the carcass. A textured piece of meat it can be flash fried or casseroled. If you opt for the fast fry method be sure to slice the meat across the grain into fairly thin, tasty ribbons.
  •  Featherblade steaks are cut straight through from the animal’s shoulder muscle, leaving them with a line of gristle in the middle, so it looks like a feather. When cut flat off the gristle it is known as a Flat Iron Steak.
  • Chuck Steak is a tasty and economical cut from the top of the rib where it meets the shoulder and is best suited to slower methods of cooking – and is great diced in stews.
  • Minute Steaks can be cut from a variety of muscles but is often from the thick flank or top rump. It is cut thinly (about 1cm thick) and so cooks quickly.

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Vicki Mayrick <![CDATA[The importance of shopping locally]]> https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/?p=1235 2018-04-13T08:20:20Z 2018-04-13T08:11:48Z It’s been sixty-four years since Robert William Etherington established his butchery business in Crofthandy. Since then Britain has been many changes, not least the rise in supermarkets leading to the […]

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It’s been sixty-four years since Robert William Etherington established his butchery business in Crofthandy. Since then Britain has been many changes, not least the rise in supermarkets leading to the demise of many independent high street traders. Yet Etherington’s – now in the hands of Robert’s grandson Mark – has remained a steadfast presence in Cornwall, upholding the finest traditions of the British butcher.

Located near Scorrier, Etherington’s Farm Shop, champions a range of local products and produce – with roughly 70% their shelves stocked with local and West Country items – and all their delicious joints are steak are, wherever possible, Cornish.

We’ve been talking to shop manager, Tara O’Donnell about the importance of shopping locally and how Etherington’s are striving to offer customers the very best at affordable prices.

“At Etherington’s we think there’s not much that beats the pure joy of cooking and eating great food. Whether you’re cooking for one, or a big family – a slap up dinner or midweek meal, you can’t go far wrong with tasty, local ingredients.

We are proud to support the local economy and farming industry. Community is important at Etherington’s, with the shop providing rewarding jobs for local residents and contributing to schemes involving young people, healthy eating and the environment.

This ethos extends to our customers, with the business aiming to put affordability and taste to the fore. All these qualities are evident in the products made on-site at Etherington’s by our team. From our fantastic band of ‘Crimpetts’ who hand-make over 1,000 pasties a day, to our cooked meats kitchen, that produces our award-winning ribs in sauce, hog’s pudding and pulled pork.

We strive to offer a food experience like no other by championing food made on the doorstep by local producers and farmers we’re helping to secure our economy and promote Cornwall & the West Country as the ultimate foodie destination. My team and I aim to make shopping a personalised experience that keeps people coming back time-and-time again.”

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Vicki Mayrick <![CDATA[Masala Rann Roast Lamb]]> https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk//?p=533 2018-04-09T13:34:22Z 2018-04-09T13:32:14Z The great British roast. An indispensable family favourite, that brings back nostalgic memories of how mum used to make it. But perhaps, like many of us you’ve begun to grow […]

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The great British roast. An indispensable family favourite, that brings back nostalgic memories of how mum used to make it. But perhaps, like many of us you’ve begun to grow tired of your go-to Sunday roast recipe.

The butchers at Etherington’s believe the best thing about roast dinners are the endless possibilites for variation. Allowing us to take influence from fantastic food cultures across the globe and transfer them into our weekend traditions.

Try rubbing your traditional roast chicken with jerk seasoning and serve with roasted sweet potatoes, red peppers and onions for a Caribbean twist. Or, spice up Sundays with a delicious Indian inspired leg of lamb, known as Masala Raan.

The trick with this dish is leaving enough time. Ideally the meat should be left overnight to draw in the blend of spices. Combine garlic, fresh ginger, fresh coriander, chilli flakes, brown sugar, tomato puree, the juice and zest of a lemon and a pinch of saffron – and whisk into natural yogurt.

Using a sharp knife make deep cuts all over the lamb and then rub the spice and yogurt mixture and leave to marinade in the fridge overnight. Before cooking bring the lamb to room temperature, cover with foil and place into a pre-heated oven at 180° for 1hr 30mins. Uncover and continue to cook for 30-40 minutes for medium before leaving to rest for 20mins before serving.

Spice up potatoes by coating them in garam masala and curry powder before roasting. Opt for spiced baked cauliflower rather than steamed and, dare we say it, in this dish – a garlic and coriander naan, beats Yorkshire puddings….

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Vicki Mayrick <![CDATA[Etherington’s Shortlisted for Best Small Retailer of the Year]]> https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/?p=1211 2018-03-20T09:10:22Z 2018-03-20T09:10:22Z Our fantastic farm shop, located in the heart of Cornwall has been shortlisted in the category of Best Small Retailer of the year at the upcoming Farm Shop and Deli […]

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Our fantastic farm shop, located in the heart of Cornwall has been shortlisted in the category of Best Small Retailer of the year at the upcoming Farm Shop and Deli Awards, that take place this April in Birmingham.

The Farm Shop & Deli Awards, now in their 5th year, recognise and celebrate the very best standards in the UK’s independent retail market. The expert panel of judges judge each retailer on their levels of service, product knowledge, initiative and community involvement – fingers crossed!

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Vicki Mayrick <![CDATA[Denise takes on Kenya in aid of Compassion Charity.]]> https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/?p=1195 2018-03-09T14:09:55Z 2018-03-09T14:08:56Z This June, Etherington’s Director of Retail, Denise Pascoe will be walking 26 miles though Kenya in aid of the Christian based children’s charity, Compassion. Compassion, have been working to support […]

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This June, Etherington’s Director of Retail, Denise Pascoe will be walking 26 miles though Kenya in aid of the Christian based children’s charity, Compassion.

Compassion, have been working to support some of the world’s most vulnerable children for over 65 years, and through the encouragement of individual sponsors helps them to break the cycle of poverty. The charity offers various ways forindividuals to get involved, from bake-sales and quiz nights, to Marathon’s, both at home and abroad.

Denise has chosen to challenge herself to the latter, undertaking a ‘Muskathlon’ a 42km adventure that you can walk, run or cycle in the heart of Kenya. Denise will be walking through the countries harsh, beautiful landscape, visiting many of the villages’ that benefit from the charity’s work along the way.

With an aim of raising £10,000 in sponsorship which will sponsor at least 10 children’s heath, welfare and education, Denise has already started her personal journey for the challenge. Getting into shape with Joe Wicks’ 90 Day Plan and through High Intensity Interval Training, to build up her strength – she is now clocking up the miles along Cornwall’s beautiful coastline with her dog Lallana, ready for her walk in Kenya.

Denise said: “In a world where a child dies from poverty-related causes every three seconds, it’s so easy to feel there is nothing we can do. However, Compassion gives someone like me, a woman of almost 65 years of age, the opportunity to give back to the world, and help to save and improve the lives of those less fortunate.” she continues: “I already sponsor two children, Aleyda whose 14 years old in Bolivia, Florence whose 7 years old in Ghana and with my church we are sponsoring a little boy called Lemayan in Kenya, who I will get to meet in June”.

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Vicki Mayrick <![CDATA[Treat Mum with Etherington’s this Mother’s Day]]> https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/?p=1191 2018-03-08T12:01:30Z 2018-03-08T12:01:30Z It’s always difficult choosing what to buy for the woman who has done and will do anything in the world for you. But this Mother’s Day hold off the generic […]

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It’s always difficult choosing what to buy for the woman who has done and will do anything in the world for you. But this Mother’s Day hold off the generic bunch of flowers and head to our award-winning Farm Shop, brimming with goodies perfect for saying thank you.

Our top 5 Mother’s Day gifts:

  1. Tarquin’s is certainly a name you should be introducing to your gin-loving mum. It’s a beautifully smooth contemporary take on a classic London Dry, infused with handpicked Devon violets and fresh orange zest. Or try their limited edition Tonquin Gin, made with the original base but with added Tonka Beans and clementines – creating flavours of chocolate orange, liquorice and sour cherry, yum!
  2. Chocolate, because who doesn’t love chocolate? Surprise her taste buds with our delicious range of Kernow Chocolate bars, our favourite is the Caramel Sea Salt…
  3. Spring lamb. Talk to our friendly butchers and pick up a sumptuous leg of lamb, they’ll let you know the best (and easiest) way to cook it, helping you to surprise mum with a home-cooked meal.
  4. For mums that like to get stuck in, treat them to a voucher for a full or half day course at our Butchery Academy. Our butchers will share their expert knowledge from nose to tail, and provide your mum with her very own Etherington’s apron and knife, ensuring her newly acquired skills can be put into practice at home.
  5. Every mum deserves bubbles, making this rather special sparkling wine from Polgoon the perfect gift. With delicate citrus and pear notes it’s crisp, lively and perfect for celebrations.

For more gift ideas pop in and see us, or give us a call on 01209 899 203.

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Vicki Mayrick <![CDATA[The First Ever Cornish Pasty Week!]]> https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/?p=1165 2018-02-24T07:22:19Z 2018-02-24T07:22:19Z This Sunday sees the start of the first ever Cornish Pasty Week organised by the Cornish Pasty Association. Until the 3rd of March the county will be celebrating its most […]

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This Sunday sees the start of the first ever Cornish Pasty Week organised by the Cornish Pasty Association. Until the 3rd of March the county will be celebrating its most iconic food with a range of activities, culminating in the ‘Oggy Oscars’ – the seventh-annual World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project, near St Austell.

Etherington’s have been making Cornish pasties at our award-winning Farm Shop since it opened in 2012 and now produce over 1,000 a day – all handmade by our beautiful bunch of Crimpetts. Made to a secret recipe that dates back almost a century, each pasty includes the classic ingredients; beef skirt, swede (or as the Cornish call it, turnip!) potato and onion – all encased in a perfect golden pastry and crimped on the side to create the distinctive ‘D’ Shape.

To celebrate Pasty Week, we are inviting our customers to design their own pasty filling! So, if you’re looking to swap the pepper for paprika, (or even pilchards), swede for sweetcorn, or beef for beetroot, we’re welcoming all flavour ideas!  We will pick a winner* and a box of your flavour design (20medium pasties) will be delivered to your door!

We are also embracing the week’s hashtag #PastySmile, by creating a giant pasty smile a giant pasty that we will measure over 70cm long! Keep your eyes peeled for the pictures!

*Competition ends on the 3rd March 2018, a winner will be picked and announced by the 5th March (St Piran’s Day) and pasties will be delivered to any UK Mainland address within two weeks of the competition end date.

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Vicki Mayrick <![CDATA[Etherington’s invest in life saving device]]> https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/?p=1149 2018-02-15T11:07:27Z 2018-02-15T11:07:27Z A new defibrillator, that would potentially be a life saver to someone in Cornwall has been brought for the use of the community by family-run business, The Brian Etherington Meat […]

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A new defibrillator, that would potentially be a life saver to someone in Cornwall has been brought for the use of the community by family-run business, The Brian Etherington Meat Company.

The wholesale butchers and award-winning Farm Shop based at Wheal Rose near Scorrier have invested in this potentially lifesaving equipment, that will be available to local residents and businesses in the surrounding area.

Statistics from the Resuscitation Council show that if an AED is used and effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is performed within three to five minutes of a heart attack the chances of survival increases from six per cent to 74 percent.

Managing Director Mark Etherington said: “By investing in this life saving equipment and having a defibrillator readily available at the scene, we are supporting our local community and ambulance service.” He continues: “As a family run company that has been serving the Cornish community for over 60 years, Etherington’s is well placed for, and passionate about increasing awareness of Automated External Defibrillators”.

Defibrillators work by administering a sudden powerful electric show to try and start a heart beating normally again following cardiac arrest. Amateur first-aiders can now use modern, portable defibrillators with minimal instruction. Etherington’s purchased their new equipment from Cornwall Training Services after staff undertook a 3-day first aid course.

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