Gog Magog Hills Farm Shop - Stapleford Classic

On a recent business trip to Cambridge I called in to the Gog Magog Hills farm shop for a look see and found a really interesting array of foodie stuffs including some very good looking sausages...

So here's a bit of background info if you're interested. Gog Magog Hills is a long established family business operating a Shop and Butchery, a Deli and a Cafe. Incidentally in 2012 they were named runner up in the Butchers Shop of the Year awards and runner up in the 2012 Observer Best Independent Food Retailer competition. Then the following year Gog Magog Hills do it again and are named runner up in the 2013 Observer Best Independent Food Retailer competition.

Now the Stapleford Classic, quite an OK sausage we thought. 67% meat in natural cases. Cooked up very well with a good colour and smooth to medium texture. Rather mild though in flavour. Minimum shrinkage and weight loss. Bite and chew not bad at all. However at 8.88/Kg we're in premium sausage territory but we didn't unfortunately get excited with these.

Now don't get us wrong, these are very well made. Why not call in to the farm shop and pickup some yourself to try, and then let us know what you think!

Gog Magog Hills - Merguez
    (Feb 2014)

Here's the sample details:
110x25mm before cooking, 87x30mm after.
57g before cooking, 51g after.
That's a shrinkage of 5% & weight loss of approx 10%.
6 sausages (365g) 3.24 (8.88/kg)



The Gog Farm Shop
Heath Farm,
Shelford Bottom
Cambridge CB22 3AD

01223 248352




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