Whole shanks are at their decadent, practically medieval best served whole as a majestic centerpiece, braised with the caramelized meat falling off the bone. Or pull the meat ahead of serving for spectacular tacos and sandwiches. The bone brings flavor and a visceral, deep-rooted pleasure. These shanks are enormous and can feed a hungry crowd.
The secret to all great cooking is to start off with great ingredients, and nothing beats our storied Heritage breeds — Berkshire, Red Wattle, Duroc, Gloucestershire Old Spot, Large Black, and Tamworth. Each breed comes from a different culinary tradition, and boasts a distinctive, nuanced flavor.