Nottingham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 04, 2012 -- Nick and Teresa Georgiades, owners of Whipling Vale Farm in Barnstone began rearing rare breed pigs in 2010, two years on, a unique business partnership has been evolved with The Moleface Pub Group. John Molnar, MD and Executive Head Chef at Moleface, was already a fan of Suckling Pigs prior to their working together, having sourced Suckling Pigs from a farm in Yorkshire. His reservations of this product however, had been the size, which was quite small in comparison to rare breed pigs, this led John to set about out finding a local breeder of rare breed pigs.
Their initial meeting took place at The Chesterfield Pub and Kitchen in Bingham, the fifth of the Nottinghamshire based venues. An immediate friendship was established, based on a mutual desire to keep the lovely rare breeds in existence and to provide good tasting pork to the customers at Moleface.
Door To Door Pork Run
The pigs are butchered in Barnstone and the meat is delivered directly to Leroy Allen, Executive Chef at The Wollaton Pub and Kitchen. Leroy Allen, then distributes the meat to all of their venues based across Nottingham:
The Larwood & Voce Pub & Kitchen
The Lord Nelson Pub & Kitchen
The Royal Oak Pub & Kitchen
The Chesterfield Pub & Kitchen
The Wollaton Pub & Kitchen
On reaching their destination Moleface Chefs create their Sunday Lunch and "Specials" menus, offering mouth-watering starters such as Stafford's Black Pudding, Pork and Chorizo Terrine, Apple and Raison Salad followed by Slow Roast Leg of Pork, creamy mash with cider braised cabbage and stuffing. Sunday menu's vary slightly each week but always keeping to the ethos of using quality, locally sourced, seasonal produce, which shines through in the extensive menu.
The Oxford Sandy
The Oxford Sandy, often called "Plum Pudding" is an attractive, docile pig, sandy in colour with black blotches, white blaze, feet and tassel. It is traditionally a farmers' and cottagers pig, yet there are only a small number in existence in the UK.
The Middle White
The Middle White is a chunky white pig that has a dished, 'squashed-up' face with pricked ears. It is believed that the Emperor of Japan will eat no other kind of pork.
The Berkshire pig is a medium-small placid animal with black and white feet, snout and tip of tail and pricked ears. Originally a much larger breed from central England, it was crossed with Neapolitan pigs of Asian origin.
No Huffing and Puffing at Whipling Vale Farm!
The pigs are raised on high quality feed and they are kept outdoors 24 hours a day. Outdoor pigs can be hard work but Teresa believes that they have a better life and the taste of slower grown pork is outstanding. Traditional rare breeds are suited more to the outdoor life and as a result they are a bit fattier than commercial pork but this gives it the fuller flavour and of course the ultimate crackling....
Moleface believe that this is the start of a great friendship and working relationship with Whipling Farm and look forward to many years of producing fantastic pork.