Butchery Courses


Our butchery courses are perfect for individuals with a passion for meat preparation, smallholders who want to learn how to prepare the meat they have raised and chefs who want to extend their skills and get more value out of their meat.

Do you want to know more about the meat you eat and how it is prepared? Many food programmes such as “The Restaurant” and “Master Chef” feature wild foods such as rabbit and venison, and some of the cheaper cuts of meats with which many people are unfamiliar with.

Utilising our links with a 128-year established award winning local butchers “Whiteheads”, we aim to run a range of one-day butchery courses and demonstrations that will hopefully help people to appreciate a whole new range of meats and produce some great meals.

Our Butchery courses include:
  • Sausage Making Experience
  • Pork – meat and offal
  • Wild Meat / Game, including Venison – how to skin, gut and pluck
  • Lamb – from sheep farming to meat prep

The full butchery courses are limited to 4-6 people (depending on animal size) to ensure that everyone can have a chance to ask questions and receive personal attention. There will also be an opportunity to buy some of the meat that is butchered during the day and order some cuts for making sausages. The price includes all tuition, course notes, light lunch, meat and refreshments during the day. The tutors are Stephen Whitehead and Lee Banks who are both very experienced butchers and very knowledgeable about the cuts of meat and can answer any questions you may have.

The Wellbeing Farm. Wheatsheaf Hill Farm, Plantation Road, Edgworth, Bolton, Lancs, BL7 0BY. Tel: 01204 852113

This project was supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.
Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
European Union
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Lancashire County Council