A must-try cut for lovers of intensely flavoured, oh-so-tender beef
You may not have tried organic ox cheek before – it's not a common feature on the butcher's counter and, of course, you only get two per animal. We're confident, however, that once you've tasted it you'll swiftly be adding it to your list of favourites. Taken literally from the cheek of the beef animal, this is a muscle that's done a lot – and we mean a lot – of work. Think of all the chewing a cow does! But don't be mistaken, this doesn't mean it's a tough cut, it means it's a full-flavoured and robust, falling apart into defined strands when cooked slowly and delicately. Exceptional and exquisite.
Our cattle have a natural grass diet that means their digestive systems function exactly as nature intended. The dairy cows who mother all of our beef cattle spend around eight hours a day chewing the cud to extract all of the nutrients and fibre they need from the grass. Efficient digestion of a clean, organic diet means our cattle are healthy, with effective immune systems. So they meat they produce is healthy and nutritious. Because our organic beef cheeks are an entire cut, their size may vary from animal to animal and weights given are an average, for guidance.
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.
You will find any product ingredients on the relevant product pages.
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When cooking, give your ox cheek plenty of time to tenderise the meat and maximise the richness of their flavour. Let the meat be the star of the show by cooking it in a delicate broth, or add some spice by cooking it in a liquor of beef stock, soy, ginger, garlic and chilli. Whatever flavours you choose, ox cheek will benefit from a slow cook of two hours at the very least, four hours if you can and six hours for really spectacular results. Just make sure the liquid stays topped up and keep the temperature low.
Reviews & ratings
Excellent - slow cooked with ox kidney it was so tender and succulent. Will definitely buy again.Excellent - slow cooked with ox kidney it was so tender and succulent. Will definitely buy again.