Thursday 13 September 2012

Chris Wildman -5th generation Butcher

Had the pleasure of travelling far into the Dales by kind invitation of Chris Wildman of Paganum Produce. Chris is the 5th generation of Dales butchers so I guess he has picked up a few tips on the way. This event was the opening of this new butchery department. Ade Edmondson -presenter of the Dales programme cut the red ribbon. Well supported there were familiar faces there -David Shields from Welcome to Yorkshire supporting a very sensible warm jacket with a big Y on as there certainly was an autumn nip in the sir.
Annie Stirk was there from Absolutely Food. Chris hosted the “Grand Opening” of his new Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie Building on the farm in Kirkby Malham.I saw a pair of wonderful Gloucester Old Spots.Friends and colleagues were able to tour the Butchery, enjoy a bite to ate and sample the delights of what Chris sells, a hog roast of suckling pig. Some Yorkshire Chorizo washed down with a local beer -a great way to spend an evening.