Swinton Estate Hooks Top Butcher
7th July 2014
Swinton Estate Hooks Top Butcher
Master butcher joins Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire to reinstate traditional butchery methods
An awardÂwinning Master Butcher and his herd of British Saddleback pigs have become the newest residents of the Swinton Estate.
Jimmy Scott will rear his three sows, a farrow of piglets and two boars as outdoor pigs for meat or breeding, as well as providing assistance to local farmers. From a cutting and curing room and a smallholding of six acres, Jimmy will focus on reinstating traditional butchery and charcuterie methods, skills and curing processes.
â€śSupermarkets mass produce a lot of their meat and charcuterie, and the quality can suffer as a consequenceâ€ť, Jimmy Scott commented. â€śUsing traditional methods produces a far superior product and, combined with less intensive farming methods on the Swinton Estate and some really interesting local breeds, customers will really notice the difference in tasteâ€ť.
As the Estate Butcher, Jimmy will also provide a cutting service to farmers who want carcasses cut to order. Locally sourced beef, veal, lamb, guinea fowl and duck will be supplied to the Swinton Park luxury castle hotel, cookery school and Swinton Estateâ€™s own luxury glamping location, Bivouac. From his own herd, Jimmy will supply the same kitchens with sausages, chorizo and hams. These will also be sold via Swintonâ€™s soon-Â-to-Â-be-Â-launched online shop, with plans for a dedicated shop on the Estate in the near future.
Swinton Estate proprietors Felicity and Mark Cunliffe-Â-Lister are delighted to welcome Jimmy to the Estate.
â€śHaving an Estate Butcher means that we can now work more closely in partnership with the Estate farmers, with their produce supplying the hotel, cookery school and Bivouac kitchens along with our retail sales. With the livestock being reared right here on the Swinton Estate, you simply cannot source anything more locally in a more beautiful part of the world. In Jimmy we have one of the best butchers in the country, and his new range of charcuterie products are going to be particularly popularâ€ť.
A butcher for 38 years, Jimmy has worked all over Europe, sharpening his skills to become a Master Butcher. From learning about chorizo in Spain to hams and curing techniques in Italy, Jimmy gained invaluable experience that has led to him winning nine gold awards for sausages and product development at the 2011 Harrogate Show. A former Young Butcher of the Year winner at Londonâ€™s Smithfield Market, Jimmy worked with Jamie Oliverâ€™s right hand man, Jimmy Doherty, before arriving at the Swinton Estate with his own herd.
To access a range of products produced or processed on the Swinton Estate, please visit shop.swintonpark.com.
For more information about luxury castle hotel, Swinton Park and the Swinton Park Cookery School, please visit www.swintonpark.com
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About Swinton Park
Surrounded by 20,000 acres, Swinton Park in the Yorkshire Dales is a castle hotel like no other. The ancestral seat of the Earls of Swinton, and owned by the Cunliffe-ÂLister family, Swinton Park is more of a lavish home than a hotel. It has won many awards for its Samuel’s restaurant, cookery school and quality of service. Each of the individually-Â-designed 31 bedrooms and suites have generously-Â-sized bathrooms and superb views across the estate. With fishing, golf, riding, falconry and shooting to choose from, Swinton Park is for walkers, families, nature lovers or those just wanting peace and quiet at one of the most beautiful retreats in the UK.
There is a definite crispness inÂ the air now,Â heralding the arrivalÂ of game, wildÂ mushrooms and other Autumnal treats. While the weather is still perfect forÂ walking, cycling and ridingÂ it’s also a great time to enjoyÂ replenishing Spa treats and tempting gourmet indulgences, such as our Estate Lunch Menu – currently featuring grouse – orÂ our inspiring range of seasonalÂ cookery courses.