Whiteheads celebrates 130 years with butchery classes

To celebrate National Butchers Week, Whiteheads Butchers in Edgworth, which celebrates 130 years trading this year, is launching a new butchery course which it will run at The Wellbeing Farm in Edgworth.

WhiteheadsButchers throughout the UK are gearing up for National Butchers Week (23-29 March), which aims to celebrate everything that is great about the high street butcher, reinforcing the fact that butchers remain the number one choice for range, service and convenience when it comes to purchasing meat.

‘Practical Butchery’ is a beginner’s guide to butchery. Students will learn how to joint a chicken into a variety of different ways; how to turn a pork loin and a leg of lamb into a variety of joints and steaks. The course price includes bags of meat to take home and expert tuition in a variety of butchery techniques.

Stephen Whitehead, who runs the butchery courses at The Wellbeing Farm, said: “The butchery courses at the farm have been growing in popularity and most of our courses get sold out pretty quickly. This practical butchery course is for those who love meat and would like to build their confidence and knowledge.”

National Butchers’ Week, which is going into its eighth year, aims to support and strengthen that view and give butchers an opportunity to set out their stall for consumers, who traditionally may have avoided the high street when it comes to buying their meat. The week will also look at the evolution of the high street butcher and how, while the technology and trends have evolved over time, the butcher is still performing the same function of providing high-quality meat to consumers.