Pork is fresh pig meat, bacon is pork that has been cured. The curing process was originally introduced as far back as Roman times to preserve the annual pig slaughter so that there would be meat available later in the year.
There are so many different ‘cures’ throughout the world from Parma to Prosciutto, to smoking, etc.
We use a ‘wet’ cure which means that the pork is steeped in brine, but is not injected with water. There are no phosphates added to our bacon. At the end of the process the pork has now become bacon.
Other terms used for bacon include gammon and ham. These are actually cuts from the hind leg of the pig, and are usually cured in a similar way to bacon.
It is possible to even ‘home cure’, just by rubbing salts and herbs into your pork and storing in your fridge for a time.
We sell our free-range ham and bacon in a similar way to our pork, again at a cost of just €14.50 per kg.
We use a national courier to deliver our meat boxes. Our meat is packed in insulated polystyrene boxes.
- There is a €10 delivery charge.
- Orders are delivered nationwide Tuesday through to Friday.
- We cannot guarantee time of delivery but we can give you a tracking number for your order.
- We can only deliver products within Ireland.
- The majority of orders (subject to stock availability) are delivered within 2 working days.
- Please supply a telephone number, should the driver need to contact you.
- All deliveries must be signed for by the customer.