Christmas Day Feasting!

The most anticipated meal of the year – Christmas dinner! Those heart-warming nostalgic flavours, Christmas crackers and bad jokes. Food definitely brings everyone together. Here at Lobbs, we have a great range of local produce to choose from for your Christmas dinner.

The star of the show has to be the meat. Everybody has their own preference, but for most of us it’s Turkey. If you’d like to browse the different Christmas meats we sell then have a look here. If you’re looking for something different this year, then why not go for some of our own home-reared beef or lamb. All of the meat we sell is of a premium-quality and fully traceable. Don’t forget, you can also ask our butchers for marinades/stuffings for your meat, too. If you’d like to place an order for local delivery or collection before Xmas, you can still do so via the website or give us a call instead. Please make sure you place your order soon to avoid disappointment as local delivery slots fill up quickly.

Another important part of Christmas is having your favourite tipple to enjoy throughout the day! Whether you like gin, ale, wine, cream liqueur, vodka or you prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, there’s something for everyone.

For those who have a sweet tooth, the Christmas pud is the most anticipated part of the Christmas feasting! We have some of our very own homemade Christmas puddings for sale in the shop. If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, we also sell Cole’s Gluten Free Christmas Puddings.

Christmas Meat Q&A With Our Expert Butcher

  1. How can I stop the turkey from being dry? To keep the bird from drying out, cover the breast with streaky bacon. Place Turkey on a bed of onion with about 1 inch of water in the roasting tin & cover bird with foil. Take the foil off 45 mins prior to the end of the cooking time.
  2. What size shoulder or leg of lamb should I get to serve 12 people? It really depends on the appetite of each individual. However, for that amount of people the leg would have the chump left on, or you could have 2 legs if you’re feeling hungry! If you’d prefer shoulder then you need around 1 and a half shoulders. Cook long and slow, serve on a platter and the meat will just fall off the bone – delicious.
  3. Cooking timings for a 12lb deboned turkey? For a whole boneless Turkey it will weigh about 10lb when it’s de-boned. Because it is one big mass, without a cavity, you will need to cook it for about 3.5 hours at 190 degrees. Cover with tin foil. Probe for temperature – it should be 73 degrees or above.
  4. Homemade stuffing recipe? We sell Shropshire Stuffing at the shop and then add sausage meat to it. Therefore, all you need is a pack of the Cranberry Orange & Chestnut stuffing and mix it with our sausage meat from the butchery counter. If you’re unsure of serving sizes etc then just ask one of our butchers!
  5. What size turkey do I need to feed 8 people? A 10-12lb bird should be about right. However, if you’d like some cold turkey for boxing day then you may want a slightly bigger bird!

The cheese board!

Once the Christmas dinner has been eaten and everyone’s slumped on the sofa with their buttons ready to pop, what could be next? The cheese board – obviously! There’s always room for some cheese and crackers.

Our deli counter is the best place to go to stock up on all your favourite cheeses. We have a huge selection of mouth-watering cheeses, perfect for the festive season. Some of our favourite Christmas cheeses:

Wensleydale – caremelised orange & masons Yorkshire gin

Bowland

Wensleydale with cranberries

White stilton with mango & ginger

Afterburn

Cropwell Bishop Blue

Christmas cheese

We have some smaller truckles of cheese too, these are also great for putting in gift hampers. We have a range of cheese hampers we can make up for you, alternatively, you can make your own. If you’re looking for a Cornish cheese then you must try the Miss Thymed cheese or Boy Laity Camembert – delicious! We also have plenty of tasty preserves to pair perfectly with our selection of cheeses. If you’d like to pre-order some cheeses for Christmas & New Year, then give us a call or pop in and speak to a member of staff at the Deli.

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