Seasonal Eating Ideas: July July 09 2018

Gardens, hedgerows and woodlands provide rich picking in July. Combine foraged mushrooms with wood pigeon, wild venison or rabbit for seasonal dishes that are 100% wild and 100% delicious or raid the garden for a feast with summer fruits or vegetables.

Ways with Wild Boar May 30 2018

Wild Boar

When people try genuine wild boar, they’re often surprised how different it is to pork. If you’ve yet to taste the unique and moreish flavour of wild boar or you’d like advice on the best cooking methods, here’s what you need to know.

Seasonal eating ideas: June May 30 2018

May gave us all a chance to rediscover the joy of al fresco cooking and eating with its glorious sunshine. Now that June is here we’re fully up to speed and ready for some new ideas! Get ready for strawberry season, fruity chutneys to pair with barbecued game and picnics, early summer vegetables, and a salty taste of the seaside. 

Seasonal Eating Ideas: May May 11 2018

May is here and tastes amazing. The asparagus season is here, Jersey Royals are finally available, and the barbecues are out. Life is good! If you want to make sure you don’t miss out on this month’s bounty, read on for our guide to the best of May’s seasonal ingredients.

Seasonal Eating Ideas: April  April 03 2018

Wild Rabbit Casserole with Wild Garlic & Fresh Almonds

Now that the clocks have changed and the evenings are longer, it’s time to savour the vibrant flavours of spring. Versatile game lends itself just as well to these quick and fresh meals as it does to hearty feasts so, whatever the weather does in changeable April, our seasonal ideas should steer you through.

Seasonal Eating Ideas: March March 08 2018

What should we be eating this month to make the most of March’s seasonal ingredients? Many game seasons are now closed but there are still plenty of delicious fresh game options to pair with the last of the winter crops and early spring fruit and vegetables.

Perfect pigeon - why pigeon makes a perfect meal February 15 2018

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.

Get Fit with Chris Pratt’s Game Plan January 15 2018

If you’re looking to lose weight, tone up, or build muscle, many fitness experts will recommend a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. Wild game is generally higher in protein and nutrients than farmed meats, while also being lower in fat – which is why Hollywood’s Chris Pratt said he would only wild meat on the diet he dubbed his ‘game plan’.

Christmas Dinner? Go Wild and Break with Tradition November 17 2017

It was Katharine Hepburn who said, “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” When it comes to choosing the centrepiece for Christmas dinner, there’s only one rule that we never break, and that’s just make sure it’s tasty!

Share a meal with someone in need with The Country Food Trust October 23 2017

Would you like to come home to a hearty pheasant casserole or partridge curry created by River Cottage’s former Head Chef Tim Maddams? And feed someone in crisis at the same time? 

Sharing the Suffolk hare September 15 2017


For game lovers, the unique rich taste of hare is a delicacy. Fortunately for us in Suffolk, hare is abundant despite concerns about populations in the South-West and elsewhere in the UK. It’s a regular feature on our menus, thanks to our continuous supply – and we’d like to ensure it remains a taste everyone in the country can savour.

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.

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.