Learn how to butcher with EatWild! We offer a comprehensive butchering workshop so you can build the confidence and skills needed to properly butcher an animal from the field to the table. In the first half of the workshop, we review field care techniques and we show you how to break down the animal into manageable size pieces so it can be transported back to camp. In the second half of the workshop, we show you how to butcher the large pieces into meal-size offerings such as steaks, roasts, stew and burger.
Using a hog, we will demonstrate two separate techniques for breaking down an animal. A professional butcher will lead our group through a traditional butchers approach to the butchering of an animal using a butchers tools and techniques. You’ll learn how to butcher an animal into classic cuts, such as lamb chops and standing roasts! An experienced hunter from EatWild will demonstrate a traditional hunters approach to butchering an animal in the field. This will give students a practical approach to butchering with limited tools and supplies. This is a great opportunity to learn how you can butcher in your own kitchen!
Participants will learn how to break an animal down initially into large portions, and then into the choice cuts you’ll want for the freezer. We will show you how to wrap the meat for storage in the freezer. This is a hands-on workshop, so workshop participants will be doing the butchering with support from the instructors.
This is a great opportunity to learn a spectrum of butchering techniques using a variety of tools. The workshops are generally hosted from 6:30 pm to 9 pm unless otherwise posted. Each student will take home a share of pork for your very own freezer!