Cowlings (Cambridge) - Fen Ditton Pork

Through a business contact we heard of Cowlings at Fen Ditton and decided a slight detour after a family visit for another Sausage Mission was order of the day...

The potential 68 mile round trip just to get sausages may have been in normal circumstances just a bit too far but calling in on the way home from family in Thurston near Bury St Edmunds made it a goer!

Really friendly butchery staff greeted us and we picked up some really good looking sausages and information on their making! There's something about traditional high street butchers shops that sets them apart from the supermarket type departments.  Whether it's the customer banter and chat, or indeed the real interest in their products, it would be fair to say shopping here was a good experience.

In the raw the Fen Dittons looked the tops!  70%+ meat, nicely filled skins and all tied "proper"!  Quite a small-ish sausage true, but cooked up they browned really well and the smooth-ish texture was pretty good. No extra residual oil in the pan which we like by the way and minimum shrinkage.  The natural skins mage for a good bite and the firmness of meat was good too.  For me though the flavour was a little mild.  The girlies here though thought the flavour was good, but there wasn't the lingering spice on the palette, which we were hoping for.

Now don't get us wrong, these are a very good sausage made from prime free range pork which we would buy again.  (Incidentally we also bought some excellent looking Venison & Porks, which will be sampled shortly, so please check out our review very soon...)

You won't go wrong with these sausages.  You heard it from us!

Cowlings (Cambridge) - Fen Ditton Pork (Dec 2013)

Here's the sample details:
100x28mm before cooking, 90x30mm after.
62g before cooking, 57g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 5% & weight loss of approx 8%.
An epic fail as we didn't get prices! Must do better next time!


Cowlings Family Butchers
41 Ditton Lane,

(Closed on Sundays)


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