Now, this is some special skin-on pork roast you'll likely not see anywhere else in Japan. Scored and netted roast right at the Borrowdale processing factory in Australia. Ready for the festive occasion with family and friends. All you need is to season to your liking and cook really slow in the oven for at least 2h at low temperatures. Of course, the absolute best way is to smoke such a magnificent piece, smoking might take 4h or more. The pork shoulder has a great abundance of darker meat and fat which makes the shoulder roast very juicy and fatty. If you roast it in the oven - use the drippings for the gravy sauce, there should be plenty for everyone. Serve with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. Please note that skin-on pork might include a very small amount of bristle (stiff animal hair) - this is very natural and is not a safety or quality issue. If you prefer whiter and lean pork meat, we highly recommend opting for the striploin roast of pork which is also skin-on scored and netted.
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's 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. Let your family rediscover the real taste of pork today. Read more about Borrowdale below.
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. It goes without saying that Borrowdale is part of the APIQ quality assurance program which sets the standards for responsible farming with care for animals, the environment, and their customers, by following safe and sustainable practices. To add to that, the pork has won the best pork award in Australia's "Steak Your Claim" in 2018. That's not all, Borrowdale is a 100% carbon neutral business, certified independently - they offset the carbon emissions by financing climate-friendly projects worldwide. Borrowdale only uses the International Gold Standard Certification of verifiable carbon credits as prescribed under the Kyoto Protocol.
1 netted roast
Shipping & Handling
Shipping and delivery is frozen
Keep frozen below -18°C (32°F)
In the fridge: approx. 48h In ice-water: approx. Not recommended
Oven or smoking only
Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months) Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 2 days.
✔ 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.
✔ Borrowdale (a subdivision of Arcadian Organics) is a certified 100% carbon neutral business.
Completely defrost the roast in the fridge over a span of 2 days. Make sure it is completely defrosted to the core.
Natural skin-on pork shoulder from free-range pigs will have small amounts of bristle (stiff animal hair) - this is not a safety or quality concern. You can leave them in or pull them out with a tweezer.
Season the roast to your liking. Remember the outside skin is already scored - we recommend trying to get seasoning between the cuts as well. Don't forget the bottom of the roast.
Do not cut or modify the net. It is safe for oven cooking and food-graded material. Now comes the important part. Due to its size, you need to cook the roast very slowly over a long period of time. Only this way the heat will reach the core of the roast while at the same time not completely burning off the top layer of skin and fat. The cooking length heavily depends on your oven type. Start with 140 degrees Celsius (280 degrees Fahrenheit) for 90 minutes, check the core temperature with a meat thermometer every 30 minutes, increase the temperature for the last 30 minutes to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) for a nice and crispy crackling.
Once the internal temperature has reached 62 degrees Celsius (145 degrees Fahrenheit) remove the roast from the heat and let it rest for another 15 minutes. It will continue to cook on the inside. Be careful, as the fat has liquified and is seriously hot.
Use a large sharp knife and slice the roast in front of everybody. Take a look at this juiciness. Make sure to serve while warm for the best taste experience. Sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. Do not throw away the drippings in the roast pan. They make an awesome and flavorful gravy sauce. Enjoy.