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Wild Eating in Summer July 31 2017

Cucumber sandwiches, mass-produced barbecues and stodgy sausage rolls are never going to cut it for fans of the big flavours of wild meat. For us, eating flavoursome game and wild food in the great outdoors is one of the joys of summer – and we’ve got some great ideas to make this summer the tastiest yet.


Food writer, Xanthe Clay visits The Wild Meat Company July 20 2017

Following on from the success of our fabulous wild venison masterclass with Gill Meller and the accompanying tour of the Wild Meat Co premises for the Guild of Food Writers, their President, and esteemed Daily Telegraph food writer, Xanthe Clay, was also treated to a Suffolk wild venison experience recently.


Squirrel: why everyone should try it May 24 2017

How to cook and eat squirrel

Many Americans consider squirrel the best meat in the woods – yet very few Brits have even tried it. Sweet and nutty, squirrel is a highly sustainable and delicious meat that we would like to see on many more plates.


Education, education, education at the School Farm and Country Fair May 04 2017

SAA School & Country Fair

Helping consumers learn all about wild game and its provenance, traceability and preparation, is a massively important part of what we do at the Wild Meat Company. Education plays a vital role in getting people to understand the ethical and nutritional benefits associated with sourcing food that has been neither intensively reared, not industrially killed.


New smoked fish on the website! April 27 2017

Smoked fish

To fully embrace the “Wild Food” concept and offer our customers a more responsible choice, we’ve teamed up with local purveyor of fine seafood, Chris Wightman of Maximus Sustainable Fish, who knows a thing or two about the job. He should do too, as he was at sea catching for 20 years and coming from a saltwater-in-the-blood, fishing family from Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast, his profound knowledge of fish, shellfish and how and where to source them, has got us really excited.


A Wild Venison Masterclass for the Guild of Food Writers April 03 2017

Gill Meller and Peter Harrison

With the fresh, feathered game season well and truly behind us for another year at the Wild Meat Co, we thought we’d turn our attentions to venison, another delicious and fully-traceable, source of meat abundant in Suffolk.  To help illustrate exactly what venison means to us, we invited a group of devotees from the Guild of Food Writers to Suffolk for a wild venison day including a butchery demo and a delicious 4 course lunch prepared by renowned wild food chef Gill Meller.


Jamie & Jimmy Feast on Wild Meat Company Venison February 08 2017

Jimmy Doherty and Robert Gooch of Wild meat Company

Last July, we were thrilled to be contacted by the producers of the popular channel 4 TV show Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast to ask if we could be involved in a series of features involving wild food. They had an ambitious plan in mind – for Jimmy Doherty to cook one of our delicious fallow deer in his very own Maori-style underground oven...


Perfect Wild Duck February 01 2017

Roast duck

Wild duck, with its delicious rich and deep flavour, is a taste to savour. With just a few simple tips, you can make sure your wild duck is cooked to perfection every time.      


Game and a healthy diet January 17 2017

Pan fried pheasant fillets

How many of you have maintained your January resolved to eat healthily? Too often eating well seems boring and a sense that you have to give up delicious food, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Game, especially wild rather than farmed, is leaner and lower in fat than farmed meat...


Majestic Two and Three Bird Roasts November 21 2016

Three bird roast

For a festive feast that’s fit for a king, nothing surpasses a three-bird roast. But don’t worry if there’s only two, three or four of you around the table – our ballotines and game roulades offer the same kingly flavour on a slightly smaller scale.


Partridge: the Perfect Introduction to Game November 16 2016

Roast partridge

Partridge deserves a regular spot on every household’s meal plan. Delicate and tender, quick and easy to cook, full-flavoured but not too ‘gamey’ – there’s nothing not to love.


Make the Perfect Game or Goat Curry October 12 2016

Pheasant curry

It’s National Curry Week – and with the nights growing darker and cooler, we need no more persuading to enjoy a spicy warming curry. Both game and goat were made for robust flavours so we’ll be keeping the cold at bay with vibrant dishes that pack a punch...


Win a copy of game cookery book, Recipes from the Woods September 19 2016

Recipes from the woods cookery book

This week sees the publication of an exciting new game cookery book, Recipes from the Woods, by chef and food writer, Jean-François Mallet and we have a copy to give away thanks to the publishers Phaidon...


On the big screen at Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival September 16 2016

Wild Meat Company film

We were thrilled to win a competition held by Suffolk film makers Outhouse Filmworks to create a short film about the Wild Meat Company.  Outhouse have been filming with us over the summer months and produced a fantastic short film about the Wild Meat Company.


Top Tips for Cooking Grouse August 12 2016


Roasted grouse
Grouse tastes like no other game - for some people it’s the superlative game bird. They live and feed on moorland heather and bilberries which give complex flavours to the dark red meat. Tim Maddams in his excellent River Cottage Handbook on Game says “Grouse meat is a joy. Its flavours is divine: strong enough to carry spices but sweet enough to serve simply, hot or cold.”...

Our Top Ten Tips for game meat salads July 04 2016

At this time of year it’s nice to think of cooking game outdoors on the barbecue but with our unreliable British weather outdoor cooking isn’t always practical. We like to use game, such as pheasant or partridge breast in summer salads. You could take any chicken salad recipe and replace it with pheasant or partridge which has a greater depth of flavour...


Meet the producer - Sutton Hoo Chicken June 27 2016

Sutton Hoo chicken

We’ve worked closely with our friends at Sutton Hoo Chickens for many years and their chicken is always popular with our customers for good reason.


How to Barbecue Game Meat May 11 2016

Think game is just for autumn and winter? Think again! There’s plenty of delicious fresh game available throughout the year – and we know no better way to spend a summer evening than cooking wild meat outdoors on the barbecue...  


Suffolk Food & Drink Awards 2016 - Finalists May 04 2016

We were thrilled to be shortlisted for the Suffolk Food & Drink Awards this spring! In such a food rich county as Suffolk the competition is tough. The annual awards celebrate the inspired individuals and businesses that work hard to bring great produce to our plates and glasses, and illustrate just how important the food and drink sector is to Suffolk’s economy....


How to Cook Rabbit April 12 2016

Wild rabbit is one of the tastiest and most abundant game meats there is - the phrase ‘breed like rabbits' isn’t unfounded! Along with pigeon it’s the enemy of farmers and rural gardeners for the damage it does to crops and young plants and is regularly culled so we should eat more of it!..


Meet our Pantry Producers: Marsh Pig April 07 2016

Marsh Pig produce hand-made charcuterie in Norfolk. Their venison chorizo, wild boar salami and wild game and slow gin salami are popular with our customers so we thought you might like to find out more about Marsh Pig so we spoke to founder Jackie Kennedy to find out more.


Perfect pigeon - Cooking tips and recipes March 15 2016

Wood pigeon breast

The most plentiful edible wild bird, woodpigeon is available throughout the year. Its meat is versatile with a lovely wild, gamey flavour.  Here are our tips for cooking wood pigeon and some of our favourite recipes.


How to cook venison March 07 2016

How to cook venison

Cooking venison needn't be a treat but it is always delicious! And don't be put off by thinking it's difficult to cook - it's a lovely meat to cook and really easy to handle.  Here are our tips for cooking venison and some of our favourite recipes to try.


Blythburgh Free Range Pork from Wild Meat Company February 09 2016

Blythburgh Pork

We’ve recently started selling a range of farmed meat through our web site sourced from local farms we know and trust. Our aim was to make it easy for our customers to use our web site as a one-stop-shop for quality and ethically produced meat.  One such local supplier is Blythburgh Free Range Pork, a family business based close to the Suffolk coast near Southwold...