December 7 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, October 12, 2013
An artisan butcher who has displayed his skills on TV is set to open a business in Ipswich on Saturday, October 19.
Jamie Willows has a keen interest in native, rare and traditional breeds and developing the artisan skills of curing, smoking and charcuterie.
Mr Willows, who is a regular guest at regional and national shows and events, including most recently at The Grand Designs Show in Birmingham, has spent months converting a 16th century stable block at Rose House, St Peter’s Street.
“The butchery has three main ingredients - pride, passion and provenance,” he said.
“I am so excited that after months of hard work I can finally open the doors to the public and show off everything we’ve been talking about.”
On the opening day, he will be demonstrating his butchery skills and will be on hand to ask advice on the best cuts of meat available. There will also be the opportunity to try some of the produce.
“It’s going to be a smorgasbord of merriment and meat,” he said.
“I’m passionate about making butchery accessible to everyone, regardless of background and existing knowledge and skill.”
As well as housing the butchery, the stable block will be the base for courses offered by Mr Willows including butchery skills, sausage making, smoking and curing.