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Butcher of the Month

Brian Etherington Meat Co of Cornwall

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Brian Etherington Meat Co have been supplying Cornwall with the finest quality meat since 1954, proudly keeping it Cornish and working with local farmers to ensure the best produce with provenance. The traditional family business is innovatively evolving and continuously expanding to competitively offer nationally the best quality produce possible. They are winners of a plethora of awards including Best Butcher of the Year in 2013. The passion for perfection, and generations of knowledge all translates into the delicious taste of rare breed, specialist and traditional butchery counter meats.

Perfect for foodies, chefs and those passionate about the provenance of their produce, Etherington’s have expanded to offer the only Butchery Academy in Cornwall. The hands- on courses offer students the opportunity to get stuck into butchering meat, learning about different and delicious cuts, quality control and the skills of knife handling. Frank Linn, head tutor, guides students from nose to tail and start to finish as they tackle pork, beef, lamb or game. There are five different courses to choose from and students can have a half day or full day of teaching. With foodie fans like Thom Hunt, 7th Rise and Fifteen Cornwall the Butchery Academy makes for an exciting and immersive day full of fascinating tips and expert advice.

Situated in a bespoke building, the classroom sits adjacent to Etherington’s Farm Shop. The classroom is part of a huge investment created in 2012 to innovatively expand the family business and to future proof the traditional skills of butchery in Cornwall. With a passion for provenance and supporting Cornish producers the development has inspired the Farm Shop, classroom, conference facilities and eco-development by the sea. Etherington’s Butchery Academy is affiliated with Cornwall College.