Churchgate - Pork & Goats Cheese

One of the team here are "mad for goats cheese" or so it seems, so having seen these in the display cabinet at the rather good Churchgate Sausage Company shop, I thought I just must... 

Good looking in the raw the 80% pork in natural skins, which cooked up initially really well but as they browned there was unfortunately quite a bit of leakage from the skins from small splits. The molten goats cheese seemed to change to a rather pale liquid that oozed through the splits, caramelised in the pan and then coated the outside of the sausages.

The texture was a very good medium providing a good bite and with quite a bit of moisture still retained made for a succulent sausage. However the caramelised cheese on the outside of the skins detracted a bit from what was a good goats cheese taste from the meaty insides.

I was so concerned that I had perhaps mistreated the sample sausage in the cooking process, I cooked up the remaining sausages a few in an alternative pan and the rest I grilled under a moderate heat.  Cooked on a much lower heat setting in the pan did reduce the splitting but the unfortunately the results were similar. However, grilled, this did work quite well.

A very nice tasting sausage, but I would suggest grilling rather than pan frying for best results.

Churchgate - Pork & Goats Cheese
    (Jun 2014)

Here's the sample details:
110x32mm before cooking, 108x32mm after.
88g before cooking, 79g after.
That's a shrinkage of 2% & weight loss of approx 10%.
6 sausages in a 500g pack 4.49   (8.99/kg)