In collaboration with Four Pillars Gin Distillery, Yarra Valley Berkshires, Oakwood Smallgoods and Gary’s Meats this Christmas we have brought you something truly different in best kind of way, the GINPIG Christmas Ham.
Beginning at Four Pillars Gin Distillery in Healesville ,the spent gin botanicals are added to the Berkshire pigs feed which infuses the pork with a combined flavour of juniper, coriander, cardamom, star anise, lavender, lemon myrtle and occasionally some turmeric and ginger.
At Yarra Valley Berkshires the pigs are bred and raised entirely free range and it is in their humble opinion, that the best pork you have to have the best breed of pig, give them a beautiful stress-free life with an abundance of healthy food and exercise.
Gary’s Meats has a passing knowledge of four generations and his children will make it the fifth. Here the Berkshire pork is prepared and sold exclusively from the store. What butchering is to us if finding a way to tempt everyone into experiencing what is unknown to us.
The final step is Oakwood where the craft of smallgoods making is returning. Traditional time-honoured techniques and carefully sourced ingredients come together to create high quality artisan smallgoods. Here the hams are cooked and smoked