Farm to Cellar This Little Pig Lunch at Bellota 2018

$60.01 per person
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1:30 pm Saturday,
April 21, 2018 - April 21, 2018


PWS Bank Street


Featuring pig supplied by Katy Brown of Glen Eyrie Rare Breed Farm in Corop, Victoria.

The first of our Farm to Cellar lunches kicks off in April! One a month w will feature produce from our favourite farmers. This is a great chance to come and enjoy delicious produce!

This lunch will feature Katy Brown’s Rare Breed Pork from Glen Eyrie Rare Breeds Farm. We have listed the menu below

Please note this is a two Course Shared Lunch and unfortunately dietaries cannot be catered to for this event…

Entrees to share
Chargrilled eggplant, salumi, pecorino

Chicken livers crostini

Main to share
Porchetta of Glen Eyrie Farmed Rare Breed Pork

Sides to share
Tuscan Bean Braise, fennel, pork
Mushrooms, garlic, salsa verde

About Katy Brown and Glen Eyrie Rare Breeds Farm

A world away from her former life as a sales rep for a furniture company, pig guru Katy now runs Glen Eyrie Rare Breeds Farm at Corop, northeast of Elmore. There, on about 28 hectares, she keeps all eight breeds of pigs found in Australia – Large White, Landrace, Duroc, Hampshire, Berkshire, Large Black, Tamworth and Wessex Saddleback.

“The ones that are commonly referred to as rare breeds are the Tamworth, Wessex Saddleback, Large Black and probably the Berkshire,” Katy says. “But actually, the Hampshire, which hasn’t really been targeted as a rare breed, is the rarest one in Australia.

Katy Brown admits her passion for rare breed pigs is a bit of an obsession.
“I always call myself an accidental pig farmer because it was never something I intended to do,” she says. “I had a good job, a good income, a company car. But I do have a passion for trying to conserve things, and I’ve always known that if I bailed, there was no one to take the rare breeds on.”
Pure breeds are breeds that after their initial development have been in existence for 40 years with no outside influences (e.g. crossbreeding). Many of these breeds date back centuries, and in fact the Berkshire breed is believed to have come to Australia on the first fleet. Currently there are nine pure breeds registered with the Australian Pig Breeders Association including Large White, Landrace, Duroc, Hampshire, Berkshire, Tamworth, Wessex Saddleback, Large Black and Welsh. GRAM MAGAZINE

About Tamworth Pigs

The Tamworth Pig is said to be descended from the wild hog resident in the Midland Counties of England and domesticated around 300 years ago.

According to the Rare Breeds Trust, “The Hawkesbury Agricultural College first imported Tamworths into Australia from England in the 1890s. The Australian Pig Breeder’s Association (previously known as the Yorkshire and Berkshire Society) first listed Tamworths in their herd book in 1914. The most numbers of recorded Tamworths in Australia were recorded between 1950 and 1960, where numbers reached in the vicinity of 1000.”

This breed is now classified as critically rare and Australian Tamworths have also been exported back to England as they are also rare in their country of origin. Prince Charles maintains a herd of Tamworths.
Tamworth pigs have a very long straight snout and narrow head, admirably suited to turning over hard and rocky ground, they tend to be very good in the length but lack the eye muscle of modern breeds. They almost have a ‘feral’ pig appearance and an abundance of hair which is good if they are kept outside.  Their coat varies in colour from light gold to red and often has a lovely iridescence they moult in summer.  read more about Tamworht

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