Farmstead beef

Our fresh beef

Our beef range needs to be as versatile as the menus we cater for. From portioned steaks to everyday products such as diced and minced beef, to larger joints for roasting, we have a large variety to choose from.

Red Tractor certified

 

Our suppliers source cattle from Red Tractor Assured farms for the Farmstead beef brand, which apply strict standards of beef farming practices, ensuring that animal welfare is paramount throughout. The cattle are brought from local farms from the South West of England and South Wales to a BRC A grade Red Tractor Assured processing plant based in the West country, where a great deal of care is taken to process the beef in order to meet our customers’ needs.

 

 

Cooking the perfect steak:

 

 

With steak still being a popular menu choice for customers, we understand the importance of not only getting a quality steak but also cooking it exactly to our customers preference. To help with this, we’ve created a handy guide to cook the perfect steak

When steaks are cooking, the high heat can cause the meat to toughen up. This is due to the fibres in the product tightening as the moisture from the m is being cooked outwards. It’s important that when the meat has left the heat, you let it rest, so the fibres can loosen up again and relax. These fibres are what make the steak chewy, it will also help any remaining blood and moisture within the muscle to disperse evenly. Ideally, steaks need 1/3 of their cooking time to rest so use your plating time to ensure your products are the best they can be.

Tips for checking steak – palm of your hand!

 

 

• Hold your hand out, palm up. Poke the base of your hand by the base of the thumb. What does it feel like? If you guessed raw meat, you’re right.
• Now, make an OK sign with your hand by touching your forefinger and thumb together. Feel the same part of your hand. It’s a little firmer. This is how meat feels when it’s rare.
• You’re now going to move to your other fingers, and as you do, you’ll notice the pad of your hand will get progressively firmer.
• Touch your middle finger to the tip of your thumb. That’s how a medium rare steak feels.
• Next, touch the tip of your ring finger to your thumb. This is what a medium-well will feel like.
• Last but not least, touch your pinky to your thumb. That’s the equivalent of a well-done steak.

The easiest way to ruin a steak is to overcook it. Thankfully there’s an easy way to check how much a steak is cooked. The absolute best way to test is to use a digital thermometer. However, there is also a touch test which most chefs use.

Brilliant beef recipes:

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