Thursday, 30 June 2016

gourmet meat club.


Gourmet Meat Club is a premium meat delivery box that prides itself on great quality, hand cut produce. Their ethos is all about traceability, with free range and grass fed meat. Farm to fork; via a chilled delivery box to your door. The choice is super flexible too, since you can build your box to suit your lifestyle, favourite food and recipes that come to mind. The lovely Gourmet Meat Club lot popped one of their boxes in the post for me, so I thought I'd share how I got in and what I made.


I went for the large box, which would feed a family of four and retails at £59.99 including postage. I especially loved how you can build you box. So you firstly pick four essentials, followed by two butcher's favourites and one meat club special. The favourites feature the likes of dry cured back bacon, minced steak and chicken thighs. The butcher's favourites include ox cheeks, lamb leg steaks and home cured gammon steaks, whilst the specials on this occasion were flat iron steaks, grass fed brisket and lamb t-bones amongst others. My shopping list was...

Essentials 
Diced Grass Fed Steak (400g)
Toulouse Sausages (12 sausages)
Pepper Steak Balls (24 meatballs)
Lamb Mince (400g)

Favourites 
Pork Tenderloin (600g)
Smoky Belly Pork (840g in slices)

Specials 
Denver Steak (4 x 140g steaks)


At first just shy of £60 may seem like a lot but when you look at the volume of produce, featuring four great quality steaks, belly pork and tenderloin, the value begins to add up. So what did I make? Here are just a few ideas whether you like to enjoy the meat as it is or like to add flavour and spice!


I enjoyed the Denver steak served and sliced with a simple rocket and tomato salad. Their steaks are expertly cut by their in-house butcher and the quality really showed.


Classic spaghetti and meatballs with a homemade slow cooked tomato sauce. These had a peppery kick and were the ultimate comfort food.


My friend and I enjoyed these sitting in the garden in the sun. Since the slices are cut thinly, they are great for simply grilling and eating in Asian inspired lettuce wraps.


With the grass fed steak I made a rendang style curry. Lots of tomato, coconut, cumin and coriander. Thankfully there were leftovers for the next day!


With the lamb mince it had to make moussaka! I usually make a vegetarian version of this but this was excellent quality meat that brought out the best in this Greek special.



Last but not least... bangers and mash! A British favourite which let the delicious gourmet sausages shine on the plate - I served with garden peans, Colcannon mash and a pool of gravy.

So how did I find the box?

In terms of value, £60 sounds a lot at first but you genuinely get so much. I have to admit I still have some waiting in my freezer. You'd probably be surprised how much all this would cost at a supermarket, and these are butcher quality too.

The flexibility is fantastic too. I've ordered my fair share of vegetable, meat and recipe boxes before, and this one was the easiest to build by far.

Lastly the quality speaks for itself. Really good produce, these guys know their stuff.

Have you ever tried a meat delivery box before? Or perhaps you have tried Gourmet Meat Box for yourself? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

In collaboration with Gourmet Meat Box 

2 comments:

  1. These boxes always sound like a great idea - now I have the freezer space it's definitely something I'm looking into!

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  2. Wow! What an amazing box, we've just moved and have freezer space again. The steaks sound delicious :)

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