Four 2.2lb Packs (Approx. 8.8lb Total)
Venison is lean, naturally tender, and darker than beef with a robust game flavor. The cheek is an affordable venison cut that offers excellent flavor, but should be slow braised until it becomes tender. Venison cheeks can be prepared similarly to other cheek meat, but are leaner.
Silver Fern Farms Venison is 100% grass-fed & finished, raised free range on massive pastures in New Zealand. No hormone or antibiotic growth promotants are ever used, and GMOs are illegal in New Zealand.
It has a luxuriously tender texture (apart from the braising cuts, which must be slow cooked) and a sweet, robust flavor.
This farm raised venison is considered among the finest in the world. It is much more tender than wild venison without its intensely gamey flavor. The "Cervena" appellation includes controls to ensure only the finest quality is sold.
Healthy & Exceptionally Lean
Venison has extremely low levels of fat - significantly less than skinless chicken. It is also lower in cholesterol than beef or lamb, while being high in iron and zinc. What fat it has is good fat, with high levels of healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
RECIPES & TIPS
Venison cheeks offer excellent flavor, but need to be slow braised (typically in a flavorful sauce) in order to become tender. They can be braised similarly to other cheek meat.
Venison pairs well with fruit flavors like apples, pears, and cherries. Also consider cooking with fresh mushrooms, sweet potatoes, juniper berries, thyme, rosemary and red wine. Sweet potatoes, polenta, and risotto make good starch pairings.