The attractions to water buffalo are countless - they produce a very healthy meat that is lower in cholesterol, higher in mineral content and less than half the total fat content of conventional lean beef. Perhaps the reason for their excellent flavour is that they have not been subject to many of the modern intensive farming practices and so are technically the same animals they were thousands of years ago.
"The Buffalo Farm has Scotland's largest herd of Water Buffalo and the buffalo roam the hills at Clentrie farm Auchtertool. The business was set up in the spring of 2005 by Steven Mitchell, with the objective of producing superior quality meat to market direct to the public both through local door to door sales and on a wider scale through farmers markets. Since then The Buffalo Farm has developed into a full butchery business which includes a retail wholesale outlet at Boglily Steading as well as traditional butchery counters at Blacketyside Farm and Craigie’s Farm, a catering supply, event and private catering as well as an onsite café, the Bothy, at Boglily Steading. Steven Mitchell, is the 6th generation of the Mitchell’s farming in Fife, following in the footsteps of Robert Mitchell who began farming in the early 1800s. As a child Steve’s passion was always cows, but, inspired by his uncle’s pork farm and its development into a retail business, which he found suited his personality and skills, he considered how his love for cattle could be developed into his own idea. With Scotland having such a wealth of quality beef producers already on the market, it had to be something different and so the Buffalo Farm was born."
Thinly sliced lean steak cut from the hind leg. A great cut for a meal in a hurry and ideal for steak baguettes or salads.
300g pack containing 3 to 4 slices.
***HIGH PROTEIN PRODUCT*** 34.6g protein (per 100g) compared to beef equivalent 20g protein (per 100g)
A classic joint that is very similar to topside but with a little extra fat cover. It should be cooked slower than a similar beef joint and is recommended for slow cooking or pot roasting. Also fantastic once cold for sandwiches and salads!
A succulent burger with robust flavours and a subtle peppery kick.
Pack of 4 x 4 oz burgers
Ingredients: Buffalo(85%), Cracked Black Pepper, Dextrose, Salt, Dried Onion, Flavour Enhancer (E621), Onion Powder, Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein, WHEAT Flour (Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Preservative (E223), Antioxidant (E300) Worcestershire Sauce – Malt Vinegar(from BARLEY), Spirit Vinegar, Molasses, Sugar, Salt, Anchovies(FISH), Tamarind Extract, Onions, Garlic, Spice, Flavourings.
Buffalo Steak Burgers with generous chunks of their own handmade Haggis mixed through the succulent buffalo meat.
Pack of 4 x 4oz burgers
Ingredients: Buffalo(75%), Cracked Black Pepper, Dextrose, Salt, Dried Onion, Flavour Enhancer (E621), Onion Powder, Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein, WHEAT Flour (Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Preservative (E223), Antioxidant (E300) Worcestershire Sauce: Malt Vinegar(from BARLEY), Spirit Vinegar, Molasses, Sugar, Salt, Anchovies(FISH), Tamarind Extract, Onions, Garlic, Spice, Flavourings. Haggis: Lamb Offal, Beef Fat, Oatmeal, Salt, Rice Flour, Dried Onion, Spices, WHEAT Flour, Flavourings, Water.
"I just love the new farm shop... full of fantastic local produce and the best eggs pork and lamb ever! Delighted to have this amazing produce available on our doorstep ...... and you always get service with a smile too! Just love it!"