Venison Shoulder Stew Meat from New Zealand (450g)

Horizon Farms


One pack of venison diced shoulder for stews. Also known as venison goulash meat. Each pack contains 450g (15.8oz) of very nicely cut venison - these are not trimmings! Purely cut from the shoulder of deer - these cuts are extremely lean and therefore only suitable for slow and pressure cooking. They are cut quite large, please feel free to further cut them down into smaller sizes if preferred. 

Venison, the other red meat. Often found on the menus of upscale restaurants throughout the world. Most folks associate venison with gamey odor and tough meat - that is most likely wild venison. Give our free-range farmed venison a chance, it'll change your concept on venison.

Our premium quality venison comes from deer that is sustainably all-time pasture-raised in small herds on very large pastures run by real family farms of New Zealand. The deers are purely bred for taste. The difference between pasture-raised venison and wild venison is subtle delicate flavor and superb tenderness mostly due to a healthy, low-stress life and a careful selective breeding process. It goes without saying that the animals have never been treated with antibiotics or growth hormones.


Contents 1 pack
Weight 450g (15.8oz)
Serves Serves 3-4 depending on the recipe

Shipping & Handling

Shipping Shipping and delivery is frozen
Handling Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
Defrosting Time In the fridge: approx. 24h
In ice-water: approx. 4h
Cooking Method Slow cooking or pressure cooking only.
Expiration Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 3 days.


Also known as Deer Meat, Gulasch, Pörkölt, Hunters Stew, Ragout
Country of Origin New Zealand
Ingredients Venison
Cut from Shoulder
Category Dice Cut
Packaging Vacuum packed

✔ Humanely raised and treated with respect. Sustainably raised in small herds on large pastures in Canterbury Highlands and Plains of the South Island, New Zealand.

✔ No subtherapeutic use of antibiotics. No growth-promoting hormones, no nasties. No factory farming. Domesticated deer live a stress-free and healthy life and are harvested on the field.

✔ Compared to wild venison: Domesticated venison meat has no gamey texture and taste. It has a consistent flavor profile and is tender and mildly flavored.

✔ Deer naturally feed on grass all their life and are fed all-natural vitamins and nutritions, haylage (grasses and legumes), and silage (green foliage crops) in winter when fresh, green pasture is limited.

At A Glance

Breed Domesticated Red Deer
Farm/Ranch Kotare, East Coast
Beckford, Hawke's Bay
Te Kawa, Manawatu
Forest Gate Farming, Hawke's Bay
Glenmore, Hawke's Bay
Landcorp, Central Plateau
Haunui, Hawke's Bay
Riverslea, Hawke's Bay
Seaforth, Hawke's Bay
The Steyning, Hawke's Bay
JO Adams & Son, Central Plateau
Waihi Pukawa, Central Plateau
Kinross, Manawatu
Link Farm, Manawatu
Tuatahi, Central Plateau
Rengiatea Station, Central Plateau
Tarndale, Manawatu
Waimarie, Manawatu
Region North Island
Breeding Raised in small herds on large pastures their entire lives.
Feeding Pasture grass-fed their entire lives. During winter and shortage of fresh green grass: haylage (grasses and legumes) and silage (green foliage crops), and all-natural vitamins and minerals.
Traceability 100% fully traceable from grass to fork.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Soft stew

Translated from Japanese: I made stew.
After rubbing salt and pepper on it, I soak it in red wine overnight. The next morning, I simmered it with red wine, canned tomatoes and chopped vegetables for about 3 hours and I made a very soft and delicious stew.
There was no smell and it was easy to eat.
When I buy it again, I might want to try making curry next time.

Little fat

Translated from Japanese: It’s meat with little fat that overflows with deliciousness. I ate it slowly and deliciously. Thank you.

Also, I liked the packaging. You don’t need scissors or a knife, you can easily open it with your hands and take out only half of it. There are no wastes, you can wash and dry and recycle the rest.