A traditional roasting joint that's a little indulgent and a lot delicious!
Organic pork belly on the bone is a roasting joint that you might not have cooked with before. Once you give it a go, though, we reckon you'll be converted. The mingled layers of fat and muscle make this a fairly frugal joint that rewards patient cooking with tenderness and bags of flavour. Leaving the bone in contributes even further to the heartiness of the taste and helps to lock succulence into the meat. There's a fair amount of fat in this joint – which is why it's most often used to make exquisite streaky bacon – but don't let this put you off. It's sweet fat (not gnarly and gristly), much of which melts away during slow cooking. The rest blends irresistibly with the meat to make a mouthful that's rich and indulgent. Here's a recipe!
Coombe Farm Organic pork comes from pigs that are a cross between two traditional breeds: the Gloucester Old Spot and the Saddleback. These are native to England and are well adapted to our climate and landscape. They're hardy enough to live outdoors all year and thrive in farming systems that allow them to roam, rootle and play. By letting our animals grow to maturity at a natural rate the carcasses that they yield are well balanced and flavoursome. They have just the right amount of fat to add flavour and, as the pigs have been active during their lives, they're well muscled, too. An old-fashioned pig leading an outdoor life has one other very important benefit – it develops a thick skin (much thicker than an indoor pig) and that translates into the crispiest crackling you can get.
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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Very slowly is the best way to go with your organic pork belly on the bone. But slow doesn't need to mean fussy. Sizzle it in a hot oven for about 30 minutes until you can see the skin fizzing and the fat starting to render. Then turn it down to a low heat and give it a good two or three hours to do its thing. Before you take it out, crank up the heat for a final 15 minutes to give the crackling a chance to get really crisp. Resting the joint will deliver tender meat, but it will make the crackling soften. So deftly slice the crackling layer off and set it aside before wrapping the rest of the joint in foil and letting it relax for 20 minutes. You can always whack the skin back under the grill for a couple of minutes before serving if it's not quite puffed and crispy enough.
Reviews & ratings
Delicious and good value. Glad to be able to buy on the boneDelicious and good value. Glad to be able to buy on the bone
Coombe Farm Organic
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Great quality meat and great delivery service. Will definitely continue my orders.
Absolutely delicious; great texture; some of the best salmon I've ever eaten.
We had a problem with our first delivery, the matter was addressed very efficiently and in a friendly manner and another delivery sent out to us. Excellent service. Will be using the online shop again most defiantly.