The pork shoulders are frozen and have never been defrosted to guarantee the highest quality and freshness. Each pork shoulder is closely trimmed and comes boneless and skinless - ready for roasting. We recommend using a string to tie the roast to keep it in a round shape. You can use any string as long as it is 100% cotton. See the cooking instructions below.
Rediscover the real taste of pork. Borrowdale pork is ethically raised family farmed pork in a stress-free environment, with the freedom to truffle, play, and wallow in the mud, Borrowdale free-range pork has taken on the superior flavor and tenderness of pork from a bygone era. Free of growth hormones, antibiotics, or any nasties. Borrowdale pork has a superior flavor and tenderness that is all-natural and how pork should taste.
Produced by family farmers Mark and Charisse Ladner from Gooralie Farm in Queensland, Australia. The farm is the only RSPCA approved (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) pig farmery in Queensland with the highest standards of ethical farming. To add to that, the pork has won the best pork award in Australia's "Steak Your Claim" in 2018. Ready more about Borrowdale below.
Shipping & Handling
Shipping and delivery is frozen
Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
In the fridge: approx. 36h In ice-water: Not recommended
Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months) Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 4 days.
Also known as
Boston butt, pulled pork, pork roast, pork collar
Country of Origin
Horizon Farms, Inc.
✔ The Borrowdale brand is produced by Mark and Charisse Ladner who are the owners and operators of the Gooralie farm which is a free-range pork family business producing humanely farmed RSPCA Approved pork on their property near Goondiwindi, on Queensland’s fertile Darling Downs.
✔ Their farm is the longest standing RSPCA Approved piggery in Australia and the only approved pig farm in Queensland.
✔ The pigs live outdoors where they can truffle and play.
✔ Sows raise their piglets in individual straw-filled huts and have room to roam, can wallow in mud and socialize with each other. Absolutely no gestation crates.
✔ Pigs are fed a natural, nutritiously balanced diet free of chemical residue, antibiotics, and growth hormones. All feed is free of GMOs.
✔ Of course, the animals do not undergo painful teeth clipping and tail docking and are free of nose rings.
Completely defrost the roast in the fridge. We do not recommend the water defrosting as you'd have to leave the meat unattended for a very long period. Once defrosted open the pack and let the roast breathe. Pat dry with a paper towel.
This is not necessary but we recommend to tie the roast. This keeps the roast nicely shaped even while cooking. You can use any string as long as it is 100% cotton. Never use plastic or synthetic strings.
We used 6 knots on our roast which is more than enough. No worries, there is no complicated technique. Simply cut 6 long enough strings and place them on the cutting board. After that, place the roast over the strings and tie all 6 strings like you'd tie a shoe. Place the roast into a skillet or an oven tray or pan.
Now comes the seasoning part. We've used plenty of olive oil, diced potatoes, carrots, garlic knobs, red onion, and fresh thyme and of course sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and garlic powder. Make sure the roast is covered in seasoning.
Next, we want to crisp up the outer layer of the roast. For that, we need a hot oven. Preheat to 220 degrees Celsius (430 degrees Fahrenheit) and let it roast for about 30 minutes until the outer layer is crispy brown.
This is how the roast should look like after about 30 minutes. The inside of the roast should still be uncooked. Now we need to slowly cook the inside. Set the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) and let it roast for another 30 minutes. Add half a cup of water in case the pan or skillet has run dry. Because every oven is different you need to check the internal temperature every 10 minutes to make sure you're not overcooking the roast.
After another 30 minutes, the internal temperature of the roast should be at least 65 degrees Celsius (150 degrees Fahrenheit). Take the roast out of the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes - it continues to cook inside on the residue heat. There is no need to cover the roast.
Take a look at this. Carve into thin slices in front of your drooling guests. Don't forget to remove the strings.
Serve with vegetables. Sprinkle with sea salt when required. You can make a pork-based gravy from the liquid that is left in the skillet or oven pan.
Juicy and tender pork shoulder. Discover the real taste of pork. Enjoy!
Translated from Japanese: Because the large chicken bones are cut in two and in a pouch, it’s easy to put them in a pan and they’re very easy to use!
Above all, they taste amazing!
Until now, I used to buy Nagoya Cochin chicken bones in a department store, but in terms of taste and safety, these are better.
I’ve been enjoying making chicken broth for 4 days in a row.
I will order again!
Translated from Japanese: Bone broth made from these chicken bones is delicious just by adding herbs, salt and pepper.
Also, since it has a lot of meat, it’s recommended to break it down and boil it in soy sauce and mirin after making the bone broth.
If you mix it with rice, you can make delicious chicken rice.
However, be careful as there are many small bones.
For making bone broth.
Translated from Japanese: I bought it because it was a safe product. I'm making a nice scent in the slow cooker now ^ _ ^ There is no odor at all and it looks very delicious. It seems that you can serve delicious soup to your dog and family as well. Thank you very much.
I made a delicious soup ☆
Translated from Japanese: Arrived immediately after ordering. I made a delicious bone broth? (^ O ^) / I will order it again. I want to try other products ♪ Thank you!
Translated from Japanese: It’s a reorder.
I always use this to make soup.
The price is cheap and the meat delicious.
Translated from Japanese: I bought this whole chicken because I wanted to get soup stock out of the bones. I don't know how to cook many dishes, so I chose my favorite mizutaki.
Since the breeding period is long, I expected it to be old, but the taste is refreshing and the body is soft.
But hmm (tears)
I took the lye out carefully, but the unique taste and smell are spicy. Japanese chicken is very delicious with only salt, but this was not possible. You can't add garlic, onions or tomatoes. I managed to eat it with curry spice.
I should have followed the recommended recipe.
I want to eat naturally grazing chicken, so I will study how to cook it and try again.
I have a feeling that this will become a standard for celebrations!
Translated from Japanese: Even though the taste is strong, the fat is really delicious!!!
When eating this store’s chicken breast, I realized there’s a difference to usual chicken and because a family member’s birthday is near, I’ve decided to order this whole chicken.
I cooked it the same as always, but the meat quality is completely different!
The whole family is a total fan of this taste and aroma. Thank you (^^)
Translated from Japanese: Although I have bought several types of chicken here already, it’s my first time trying this whole chicken.
To prepare it carefully, I washed it, but even so, there was no fat or blood on the chicken.
It was the same with the other chicken products I already tried, but there was also not the characteristic (strong) smell of chicken.
Because it’s hard to know the chicken’s life from the packs that you can find in the supermarket, I could finally feel with this product that the chicken’s life was spent preciously. I’m thankful I’m able to enjoy this chicken meat and won’t waste a bite, as one shouldn’t forget this animal once had a precious life, too.
Although I boiled it for 1½ hours, the meat didn’t get dry, the fat sticking to the meat had no unpleasant smell and I got a soup with a golden color.
I order all the meat I need from this store, I’ve come to not like any other ones.
Although I eat a lot less meat now, I have not become a vegetarian or vegan yet, so I think I want to not forget to at least be thankful for the meal this chicken gave me.
I’m sorry for this long comment.
I will order again.
I tried a whole chicken for the first time.
Translated from Japanese: Preciously raised chickens packaged carefully (for delivery) arrived in the best condition possible.
I grilled it with natural salt and thyme from my garden. It was really delicious, a complete success. Even cooled down packed inside a bento, there is no unpleasant smell.
Translated from Japanese: I always buy it to make tail soup. Domestic Wagyu beef has a lot of oil, but this one has a moderate amount of oil and is delicious as it is without any preparation.
Translated from Japanese: I bought these to make bone broth easily and they were better than I expected.
Preparing the meat beforehand is recommended because it can be finished deliciously with salt and pepper without any odor by removing the lye only once.
It was delicious even with oatmeal and risotto.
Translated from Japanese: I order this every time. There is no smell and my whole family loves it.
It’s also excellent in nutrition, so I want to keep it on hand at all times.
Translated from Japanese: I made bone broth soup.
When it gets cold, the collagen hardens and I enjoy giving it to my dog like that or as a warm soup.
Translated from Japanese: I made a simple soup with green onions, radish and these oxtails.
The seasoning I used was only salt, pepper and soy sauce and when I slowly simmered it, it connected with the flavor of the vegetables and turned very delicious.
The price is high and it's a shame that we have to compromise with the price because it's grass-fed.
Translated from Japanese: I cooked one in the oven and put the other in a stew. The result is odorless, soft and delicious.
Translated from Japanese: This is my second time ordering. It was as delicious as last time, but this time it had a long bone and barely fit in the pressure cooker. 😅
It's like the meat in the old-fashioned anime Gyātoruzu. It's very satisfying to eat. I’d like to order again.
Translated from Japanese: I stewed it in wine inside a pressure cooker. The meat is beautiful and the taste is very good! Speaking of treats in NZ, as I was eating this meat, I was happy that I could order and cook it so easily. I’d like to order again.
I’m suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Translated from Japanese: I'm suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (CS), so I searched for safe meat that was drug-free and wasn't fed with strange foods. Sheep are said to be nutritious, but I can't find them in Japan, so I bought them in bulk up to the free shipping line, although it's a little expensive. I forcibly thawed and cooked it on the day I arrived, so it was still hard even if I used a pressure cooker, but it was delicious. I made tomato stew with it. The meat has a mellow lamb scent. Bone marrow is the best. The fat had a gummy-like feeling. I used to eat Genghis Khan, which only tasted like sauce, so I was satisfied with the lamb-taste spreading in my mouth. I'm looking forward to trying the other meats.
Translated from Japanese: The delivery was quick and the meat was better than I had imagined! It's safe and secure and I think this price is a good deal. I will order again.