Is Buying Meat from a Butcher Shop More Cost-effective?

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One reason why many people often shy away from buying their meat from a butcher shop is the price. This is especially true for those who are shopping of a rather limited budget. As such, they prefer to buy those pre-packaged meats sold in large groceries and supermarkets. In many cases, these pre-packaged meats sold in such places are a little less expensive. This is why they are so attractive to the types of grocery shoppers described above.

However, are these pre-packaged meats really more cost-effective compared to those fresh meats sold in a butcher shop? All things considered, do they really provide you with value for your money? If you’ve been buying pre-packaged meat for some time now, should you continue doing so? Or is it time to make some changes to your meat buying habits?

Cost-effectiveness can mean a lot of different things to different people. In general though, it is about getting the best value for your money. In many cases, fresh, high quality meat from a butcher shop can provide you with that.

Meat sold in the butcher shop need not cost more than those sold in the grocery stores or supermarkets. For instance, a high quality chuck steak will cost less in the butcher shop than a low quality rib eye steak sold in the supermarket. Why such a comparison, you may ask.

The point is that you shouldn’t always settle for what other people say. Instead, take the time to explore your options. For instance, you can buy low quality rib eye at the supermarket, but won’t feel satisfied after eating it. It won’t take long before you realise how much of a waste that was.

But when you buy an affordable meat from a butcher shop like a high quality chuck steak for instance, there’s a high likelihood of you feeling happier about your purchase. You may even find that it is more satisfying than the cheap, low quality rib eye at the supermarket.

If you are looking for fresh and great tasting meats or a free range butcher in Sydney, our butcher shop is here to answer your call. Here at Campisi Butchery, we pride ourselves in providing our customers with high quality meats at affordable prices. We have a wide range of meats products available like pork, chicken and beef. Aside from these, we also have veal, lamb, spatchcock and several other types of meat.

To learn more about our range of meat products, do get in touch with us. You can call us up through our telephone line at (02) 9826 6122. You can also leave a message in our contact page and we’ll be sure to get back to you soon.

Also, please don’t hesitate to drop by our butcher shop. We are located at Fifteenth Ave., West Hoxton NSW. We are open from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm on Mondays thru Fridays and from 7 am – 1 pm on Saturdays.

 

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Does Marbling in Cuts of Beef Really Matter?

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Different people will have different opinions as to what makes a good steak. Some will say it’s the flavour and juiciness, while others say its tenderness. But whichever one you choose to follow, do know that all those characteristics can be attributed in part to marbling. In fact, cuts of beef with the most marbling are deemed to be tenderer and more flavourful.

This is why many steak houses talk with pride about how well-marbled their steaks are. When you order one of those well-marbled steak from reputable steak houses, you can be sure that you’ll get a steak that is rich in flavour, juicy, and tender. Keep in mind also that these cuts of beef can be very expensive.

Beef marbling actually refers to the fat interspersed between the beef’s fibre muscles. In raw cuts of beef, these appears like white lines running through the meat.

Now, there are people who argue against marbling and prefer lean meat. But come to think of it, all beef—even grass-fed beef—has fat. However, it won’t have as much fat as grain-finished beef. Besides, fat actually helps to improve the taste of steaks making them more delectable and satisfying. Of course, this will actually depend on personal taste and preferences.

Cuts of beef that have the most marbling are those that come from muscles that don’t get exercised a lot. For example, muscles at the back or top of the cow gets the least exercise and use.

The rib-eye though, is considered as the most well-marbled cut available taken from the rib section of the cow. It simply is the most tender and juiciest cuts of beef according to steak connoisseurs from around the world. And all that mouth-watering goodness actually comes from the generous marbling in it.

Of course, opinions will still differ in this regard. As such, it is best that you do your own tests and come up with your own conclusion. Talk to experts in a butcher shop to help you with your decision.

If you are looking for well-marbled, flavourful and juicy cuts of beef, do drop by our butcher shop. We are located at Fifteenth Ave., West Hoxton NSW. We are open from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm on Mondays thru Fridays and from 7 am – 1 pm on Saturdays. You can also call us up at (02) 9826 6122 for all your enquiries. We also have a wide range of meat like pork, lamb, chicken portions and many others.

 

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Cuts of Beef: Chuck Steak

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Many would argue that the best cuts of beef for steaks come from the rib and loin areas. However, bear in mind that they also tend to be the most expensive ones. But if you want to have great steak without having to dig deep into your pocket, consider other cuts. Take a look at the chuck steak for instance.

The chuck sits above the rib and includes part of the beef shoulder. They are one of the most reasonably priced of all the cuts of beef cooked as steaks. But that doesn’t mean that they’re not flavourful because they actually are.

However, chuck steaks are kind of tough or not as tender as other cuts of beef. One reason for this is that there are a number of intersecting muscles in it. This causes the grain to change several times in a single cut.

There are several ways to get around this issue though. For instance, some people marinate chuck steaks to tenderize it before cooking. Also, experienced butchers apply certain cutting and carving techniques when preparing these cuts of beef. This helps reduce the number of intersecting grains in a single cut, thus reducing the toughness level.

Also, applying proper grilling and cooking techniques will ensure its tenderness. Thus, when it comes to chuck steaks, try to stay within the medium rare or medium range.

Chuck steaks come in several varieties, and though they are all good, some varieties are simply better than others. Some beef meat wholesalers and butchers may label these in different names. However, they all come from the same section mentioned above.

All in all, cooking or grilling chuck steaks will require more attention and care than other cuts of beef. However, when you consider their price and what you get for it, it actually makes good value for money.

To ensure that you get good quality chuck steaks, be sure to get them from knowledgeable butchers. They know how to properly carve chuck steaks that ensures tenderness. Also, take the time to learn how to properly grill a chuck steak. Again, chuck steaks require a different cooking and grilling approach compared to other cuts of beef.

If you are looking for flavourful chuck steaks or other cuts of beef at reasonable prices, do drop by our meat shop. We are located at Fifteenth Ave., West Hoxton NSW. We are open from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm on Mondays thru Fridays and from 7 am – 1 pm on Saturdays. You can also call us up at (02) 9826 6122 for all your enquiries.

 

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Gourmet Butcher: What’s a Spatchcock?

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If you’ve ever gone to a gourmet butcher shop, you’ve probably seen on of those ‘spatchcocks’ in the chicken section. At first glance, it would look like a normal dressed chicken—that is, until you take a closer look.

 

What’s a Spatchcock?

In general, a spatchcock is a young chicken (usually three weeks of age) that is prepared by means of spatchcocking. However, it should be noted that other types of poultry can be spatchcocked as well. A skilled gourmet butcher can spatchcock quails and other small birds and poultry whose bones aren’t difficult to cut through.

 

How Do You Spatchcock Poultry?

Spatchcocking refers to a specific way of preparing chicken, quail, and other small birds and poultry. In general, a gourmet butcher makes use of a strong pair of kitchen shears as their primary tool in spatchcocking. If you’re interested in spatchcocking your own chicken, you’re going to need a similar tool. Here’s how you go about in doing it.

First, place the chicken breast facing down on a chopping board. Using the shears, cut away the backbone of the chicken. The backbone is discarded—unless you can think of other uses for it. Lastly, flatten the chicken by pressing down on it. And that’s basically it.

Sure, you can spatchcock your own chicken at home. But why go through all that trouble when you can buy spatchcocks readily at the meat shop? If there aren’t any, try asking the gourmet butcher to spatchcock a chicken or poultry from one of their displays.

 

Why Buy Spatchcock?

There are many reasons why spatchcocks are one of the most favoured quality meats. For one, they provide for a quicker cooking time. This is true whether you grill, broil or roast them.

But perhaps the most important reason why spatchcocks are so popular is because of their taste profile. Because of the chicken’s young age, spatchcocks are more tender and succulent when they are cooked. Also, they have a more delicate texture and flavour compared to the regular dressed chicken. This taste profile is what puts them along the roster of other quality meats.

There are certain issues that you need to be aware of though when grilling or roasting spatchcocks. That is, they tend to dry out easily. To keep this from happening, be sure to marinate the spatchcocks first before putting them in the grill or in the oven.

If you’re looking for fresh and delicious spatchcocks or other quality meats, please feel free to get in touch with us at (02) 9826 6122 or visit our shop (shop hours are indicated in our contact page).

Get Premium Quality Steaks from Your Local Butcher Shop

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Quality meat products are not always easy to find. Most neighbourhoods in each city of Australia will typically feature a number of butcher shops. But, not all butcheries offer a diverse range of products. This is why it’s best to look around before you find a butcher shop that meets all your requirements. The best butcheries will not only offer the freshest and finest cuts of meat. They will also supply an enviable range of products including steaks, cured and gourmet meats.

 

How to Buy the Best Steaks from the Butcher Shop in Your Neighbourhood

Cuts that are ideal for steaks will be tender and feature lots of marbling. Some of the best cuts of beef for steak will usually come from:

  • The Tenderloin
  • The top sirloin
  • The T-Bone and,
  • The rib eye or the entrecote

 

Butcheries and supermarkets usually offer a wide range of steaks. Look for steaks that feature the terms ‘rib’, ‘strip’ or ‘loin’ in the name. Similarly, for tender and flavourful steaks, look for little flecks of fat that occur naturally in the muscle of the meat. Known as marbling, these flecks of fat serve to enhance the flavour of the meat considerably.

Some butcheries might classify their steaks with the terms ‘prime’, ‘choice’ and ‘select’. In this scenario, opt for ‘prime’ quality steaks for the best quality steaks, followed by ‘choice’ and then, select’. Similarly, supermarkets might necessitate purchasing readymade steaks of the standard thickness. However, visit your local butchery to get steaks of the right thickness – approximately 1.5 inches. Lastly, consider dry-aged beef steaks as opposed to wet-aged ones. This is because dry-aged beef steaks will usually have concentrated flavours while being tenderer.

 

Campisi’s Continental Butchery – Your One-Stop Destination for All Kinds of Quality Meats

Campisi’s Continental Butchery is the most famous butcher shop in West Hoxton, NSW. We specialise in providing all kinds of Italian & Australian cuts of meat, in addition to a myriad of meat products. A family owned and operated business, we can give you any cut of beef, pork, veal, lamb, goat and poultry. When you shop with us, you can expect to receive the finest and the freshest meat and meat-based products. The quality of our products has made us the supplier of choice to over 30 local restaurants and delicatessens in the area. For more information, call us at (02) 9826 6122.

 

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Make Delectable Dishes with the Best Cuts of Beef

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Relishing a well-prepared meat-based dish can be a delight like no other. Beef refers to the meat that comes from cows and bulls. Despite coming from the same animal, each cut of beef has different characteristics. Butchers often differentiate between cuts of beef based on the flavour, tenderness and toughness of the cut.

 

A Guide to the Various Cuts of Beef

During the lifetime of the animal, each part of the animal’s body will develop differently based on the amount of work that specific part does. As such, each type of cut will have varying levels of fat, muscle and connective tissues. Thus, the parts of the body that work the hardest will feature higher levels of fibre and sinew. Some of the most common cuts include:

  • The Chuck and Blade: This cut is tenderer than stewing steak. It is ideal for use in stews and for braising.
  • The Fore Rib: This cut features good marbling throughout the flesh. It has a superb fat cover on the outside, which makes it ideal for roasting.
  • The Sirloin: This prime cut is ideal for frying, grilling and barbecuing. The beef fillet comes from this section too. It is the best cut of beef because it is tender and very lean.
  • The Rump: This cut is not as tender as the fillet or sirloin. But, despite being cheaper than those cuts, it offers a far superior flavour.
  • The Silverside and Topside: Both these cuts are very lean. This makes them suitable for cutting into steaks for frying and grilling.
  • The Flanks: The thick flank is good for slow roasting. The think flank features ample fat marbling, which makes it moist and flavourful. Both are good for frying.

 

Campisi’s Continental Butchery – The Meat Wholesalers Par Excellence in NSW

Whether you need the best cuts of beef or veal, simply shop at Campisi’s Continental Butchery. With us, you’ll only find the finest and the freshest products on the market. Unlike other butcheries, we only source our products from the leading breeders and suppliers. These professionals give us access to their prime stock. Because of this, we only offer the most superior products on the market. From beef to veal and from lamb to goat, we can offer you a diverse range of meat and meat-based products at our facility. To know more, call us at (02) 9826 6122.

 

Campisi Butchery – What Makes This Italian Butchery Outstanding?

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At Campisi Butchery, our passion lies in creating high quality tremendously delicious gourmet meats. From precisely traceable sources to the unmatched craft of our experienced butchers to unparalleled cutting skills, we are proud of our every product. Our unrivalled quality meats and excellent customer services are just a few of the qualities that make us the most sought-after Italian butchery in Sydney.

 

Campisi Butchery: An Italian butchery for Free range, organic and irresistible meats in Sydney

Each and every cut you’ll find at Campisi Butchery is a work of art – handpicked from the most trusted sources where animals are raised using ethical practices. We enjoy great relations with farmers and producers who know the importance of ethically and sustainably raising animals and how it eventually impacts the final taste and texture of meat. They treat animals with respect and care they deserve and pick the best breeds available in Australia.

By following these practices, we make sure that all the products available in our butchery can be easily traced back to the original source. With our free range and grass fed meats, you can actually experience quality in every bite.

 

Combining Time Tested, Traditional Cutting Methods with Advanced Technology

We are an experienced gourmet butcher, and one of the few butchers who are still passionate about traditional butchering craft. Using the best breeds is one of the components of this craft.

There are a number of steps involved in our butchering processes to ensure the tenderest, juiciest and tremendously delicious meat to our customers.

 

Campisi Butchery: The Leading Gourmet Butcher in Sydney

When it comes to meat, most of us know that taste and variety is the key. In addition to a wide range of raw meats, Campisi Butchery is also well known for an array of scrumptious gourmet meats. Created by some of our most experienced butchers in Sydney, our gourmet meats are all you need when you want to add a little more adventure and zing to your life.

We keep rotating these special items so that you can enjoy the freshest, spectacular rare cuts that are difficult to find anywhere else. No wonder we are the best butchery for meat lovers in Sydney. To know more about our offerings, visit Campisi Butchery today!

 

Organic Butcher Sydney: What Makes Meat Organic?

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Organic produce has been in the limelight for quite some time now, but most people don’t know much about organic meat. They have a little idea about the benefits of choosing an organic butcher in Sydney over a grocery store to buy their meat products.

If you’re aware that you can get a better quality meat from organic butchers and meat wholesalers but you don’t exactly know how they are better than the others, please be our guest and read on.

In order to satisfy all the requirements of producing organic meat, butchers and farmers must follow some stringent guidelines. This is to ensure that every product meets the highest levels of organic standards.

Let’s have a look at some key factors to keep in mind in order to satisfy all the requirements for meat products to be called organic.

  1. Animals must be raised in an ethical way without any use of hormones and chemicals. Their diet should be rich in all the essential nutrients.
  2. In organic farms, animals are fed organic diet free from any growth hormones and antibiotics.
  3. Organically raised animals have free outdoor access. So, they are psychologically sound and are free from any diseases.
  4. There are strict guidelines against the use of hormones while raising poultry and chicken.
  5. Moreover, organic feed given to the animals is produced without using genetically modified grains, hormones and certain by-products. These products are grown without using chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides.

So, the next time you shop at an organic butcher in Sydney, you know why it’s important for your health.

To know more details about organic rules and regulations, get in touch with an experienced organic butcher in Sydney such as Campisi Butchery.

 

Campisi Butchery: The Most Trusted Organic Butcher and Meat Wholesaler in Sydney.

Here at Campisi Butchery, all the butchering processes and production procedures are carried out in our own well equipped facility.  Our dedicated team of skilled butchers makes sure that highest standards of hygiene and meat production are maintained consistently to deliver just the best quality meat to our customers.

Visit Campisi Butchery, and choose from a wide selection of succulent meats and other products. When you shop with us, you can rest assured that you’ll get 100% organic meat free from any chemicals and preservatives.

 

 

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Looking To Enjoy a Salumi Plate? Campisi Butchery Is The Place To Be!

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Sydney’s meat industry is experiencing a revolution, mainly because of the huge number of cured meat delicacies you can get these days from your butcher shop in Sydney. When it comes to the quality of meats, it largely depends on the meat source and quality of processes used by the producers. An advantage of choosing a trusted butcher shop in Sydney is that all their meat products are obtained from animals that are ethically and sustainably reared.

 

Butcher Shop Sydney:  Why Choose Campisi Butchery?

Locally sourced, free range and high quality precise cuts are the things that define the meat bought from a trustworthy butcher. For instance, a salumi plate has always been a foodie favourite. So, rather than buying a mediocre quality salumi from the supermarket, why not buy directly from a local butcher and enjoy it fresh? Spring weather is quickly approaching, and that makes it a great time to treat yourself and your loved ones to a delicious salumi plate.

When mass meat processing companies are getting exposed for the lack of care and using fraudulent methods to capture more customers, experienced butchers still prefer quality over quantity. Any trusted butcher worth his salt can tell you all about the source of their animals. Most of the times, you can even watch butchers grind and cut pieces right in front of you.

 

Order a Salumi Plate from the Best Butcher Shop in Sydney

Salumi is one of the most popular delicacies among cured meat lovers and only a well established butcher shop in Sydney can offer you a quality Salumi plate. Campisi Butchery comprised of butchers who are passionate about their products and dedicated to the quality. This passion and care are evident in the aroma and taste of their products.

Are you looking to order a salumi plate? Look no further than Campisi Butchery! All the meat products available at Campisi Butchery are sourced from reliable sustainable sources. Our customers expect only the best from us and we make sure we deliver exactly that – fresh, flavourful and ready to be enjoyed meats. So, what are you waiting for?  Visit Campisi Butchery today!

Benefits of Choosing an Experienced Gourmet Butcher in Sydney

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There are several reasons behind the demise of experienced butchers and meat wholesalers in Sydney. One of the most prominent ones is the lack of training received by young butchers these days. As the most trusted gourmet butcher in Sydney, we at Campisi butchery are proud of our fully trained and qualified butchers who leave no stone unturned to deliver just the highest quality meats to our customers.

As we are one of the oldest and successful butchers operating in Sydney, we make sure that we pass our knowledge to our younger butchers in carefully designed training programs. Butchering is an art that requires a great deal of practice, patience and mentoring for one to become proficient in it. In our training programs, we impart precisely this knowledge to our butchers, so that our customers get the best value for their money.

At Campisi Butchery, our long term clients trust us for our quality meats. We know how to break down the animals so that our customers get the best out of their meat products.

 

Campisi Butchery: What Makes Us Different? 

Most ordinary meat wholesalers and butchers today do not pay much attention to the cutting and quality of their meats. Corporate companies have big processing units that produce mediocre quality products on an industrial scale. This is also the reason why you don’t see many experienced local butcher shops these days.

Butchers at Campisi Butchery use their skill and in-depth knowledge to offer quality that’s difficult to find anywhere else.

Unmatched Services: Any trusted gourmet butcher knows the importance of delivering reliable services. So, you can expect a personalised shopping experience at well established butcher shops like Campisi Butchery. Passionate butchers just want it to be your best culinary experience ever. To achieve this goal, they can go to any length. They can suggest you less expensive alternatives if you’re short on budget; give you time saving cooking tips and offer you best quality cuts you can find anywhere.

In case, you’ve any question regarding the quality of our meats, product range or source of our meats, feel free to contact our friendly butchers at Campisi Butchery right away.

 

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