The Meat Shop (Waltham Cross) - Cumberland

We received an email message recently that pointed us towards The Meat Shop in the Pavillion at Waltham Cross, in Hertfordshire.
Sausage tip-offs always gratefully received...

Our informant (Paul from Cheshunt) suggested that we would be impressed.  So with some interest I made the trip over to Waltham Cross to find the shop and give these a try! 

Now at 125mm long and weighing in at 108g uncooked, these cumberland sausages are indeed on the big side!  Not a bad looking sausage in the raw I will say although they did feel a bit baggy skin-wise and the contents a little soft. Around 80% meat though so on to the sampling...

Now even cooked carefully we had some big time sausage eruptions at the ends and some major splits!  We do take care to cook our samples consistently, but the skins let the side down.  Natural skins but they just didn't work for us to retain the contents unfortunately with one sample that ruptured so badly almost turning itself inside out.  Taste-wise rather quite mild.  The texture was OK though and the bite too quite reasonable.

Just an OK sausage, and nothing exceptional. Expectations were a bit dented unfortunately.  Sorry Paul, not something we would buy again!

HOWEVER...we also bought some LOUISIANA sausages from the same these were very nice, and the butcher there said he liked these too...our review will follow shortly!

The Meat Shop (Waltham X) - Cumberland
(Aug 2013)

Here's the sample details:
125x32mm before cooking, 120x31mm after.
108g before cooking, 96g after.
That's a shrinkage of 7% & weight loss of approx 11%.
We will check prices again: 6 sausages approx. 3.35   (5.18/kg ?)


The Meat Shop
78 The Pavilion
Waltham Cross
Hertfordshire EN8 7BZ

Open 7 Days per Week
Monday Saturday: 8am to 5:30pm
Sunday: 10am to 4:00pm



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The Cumberland Sausage from the Meat Shop in the Waltham Cross Pavillion (also online). I think you will be impressed!.
The Meat Shop - Cumberland
Paul (Cheshunt)