If you're looking for a really traditional roasting joint for an all-the-trimmings Sunday lunch, you can't go wrong with a Coombe Farm Organic shoulder of pork. The collection of hard-working muscles from the shoulder of the pork carcass need a fairly slow cook, but you'll be rewarded by real depth of flavour from the delicately marbled meat, coupled with beautiful tender texture and delicious, crunchy crackling. Our butchers have removed the bone from this joint and added a layer of fat and skin, before securely tying it up.
If you fancy trying more of our range pork joints, give our organic pork leg a go.
Getting the crackling just right on a pork joint can feel like the Holy Grail of Sunday lunch. There are lots of secret techniques and magic tricks that apparently yield up the perfect results, but if you don't have the right raw materials to begin with you'll never get it just right. Pigs that live outdoors necessarily have thicker skins than pigs that spend their lives in barns, out of the sun. All of Coombe Farm's pork comes from outdoor-reared pigs that range freely with plenty of space to be active and sociable. As they don't have fur or fleece – just thin, wiry hair – our pigs grow thick skins to keep themselves warm. And that's what makes the very best crackling.
We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. You will be able to choose your preferred delivery slot at checkout.
We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday.
We will pick, pack and deliver your box the day you have requested.
For every order, we'll send you a text message on the morning it is due to be delivered.
Our courier will leave it in your requested safe place if you would prefer a contactless delivery.
We have a minimum order of £40.
The delivery charge is £5.
No. You can leave a message with your order telling us where you would like to have your box placed. It would be best placed somewhere cool or at least in the shade – especially during the hotter months of the year. Our products will stay at the same temperature for up to 40 hours, so just make sure that you can pick up your order within that time.
Our couriers will send you a text message or email, which ever you prefer, giving you an hour slot when your box will arrive. If that doesn’t suit you, some options will be provided to make your delivery more convenient.
Our products will stay frozen at the same temperature for up to 40 hours. Simply put them in your freezer after delivery or in your fridge if you want to defrost them and use them within the next few days.
At Coombe Farm we believe in sustainability. And we live it. Regarding our packaging:
Your delivery box is made of 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable.
To keep your order frozen we use ice packs which will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse them for a picnic or simply snip, empty the water and pop in your plastic recycling.
We use paper pulp sheets to insulate the box. They are great for craft projects or can also simply be recycled with paper waste.
We deliver our organic produce Tuesday – Saturday and you will be able to choose your preferred delivery day at checkout. The delivery charge is £5.
Freezing is the most natural way of preserving food. And as here at Coombe Farm Organic we believe in slow-grown, healthy food, a form of preservation that doesn’t need artificial additives gets a big tick from us.
We use blast freezing to preserve all of our meat products. It’s done at the point of butchery, to temperatures of -26°C. This locks in all the freshness, flavour and nutritional value and means you get the longest possible shelf life at home once you’ve defrosted it.
It also guarantees it will arrive with you in tiptop condition - confidently delivering fresh meat would be much more challenging.
All of our meat is butchered in our in-house butchery by our small team. This means we have full control of what is cut and also means that we can accommodate more requests from our customers.
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For a classic roast shoulder of pork, put the joint into an oven pre-heated to 220˚C and let it sizzle for 30 minutes. After that time, turn the heat down to 180˚C and roast for a further two hours until the skin is crisp and the meat it tender and juicy. Take off the crackling and allow the joint to rest for at least fifteen minutes. If the skin could do with being crisper, pop it under a hot grill for a couple of minutes for crunchy, brittle crackling.
Reviews & ratings
Perfect for a Sunday roast, the crackling disappears faster than the meat. Becoming a family favourite for us.Perfect for a Sunday roast, the crackling disappears faster than the meat. Becoming a family favourite for us.
Posted 1 hour ago
Agnieszka Van Veen
Succulent and meaty.Succulent and meaty.
Posted 1 month ago
Made beautiful pulled pork out of this.Made beautiful pulled pork out of this.
Posted 2 months ago
I always cook this joint in a slow cooker. The meat is really tender and tasty. I take the skin and fat off the top after it's cooked and roast it in the oven to make some tasty crackling. Yummy! I always cook this joint in a slow cooker. The meat is really tender and tasty. I take the skin and fat off the top after it's cooked and roast it in the oven to make some tasty crackling. Yummy!
Posted 6 months ago
We've saved this for New Year's DayWe've saved this for New Year's Day
Posted 6 months ago
Nice quality joint, with a good tasteNice quality joint, with a good taste
Very good taste, great crackling Very good taste, great crackling
Product was well preserved and packed properly. The meat was juicy and tasty. Very likely order again.Product was well preserved and packed properly. The meat was juicy and tasty. Very likely order again.