08 January 2019, 06:39 AM
  • Belvoir Castle, a popular country estate, has launched a new retail food range to showcase the best of its locally reared game
Belvoir Castle launches retail food range to showcase game from its estate

The Belvoir Castle branded range offers breast fillets of wood pigeon, pheasant and partridge.

The game is sourced from the rural 15,000-acre Leicestershire estate located in the Vale of Belvoir, home to the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.

The packs of game are exclusively available from The Country Victualler, the traditional butchery located in the Engine Yard at Belvoir, the estate’s £2.5m shopping village which opened in 2018.

The Duchess of Rutland is passionate about the development of the first ever Belvoir Castle food range as a way of showcasing the high quality meat with the estate provenance.

She said, “We have an abundance of wonderful game on this estate. With the opening of our retail shopping village a few months ago, we had the perfect opportunity to create a farm-to-fork offer of locally sourced game, a meat that is both rich in flavour and healthy, being high in protein and very low in fat.”

The game is set to be followed by a range of Belvoir Castle branded sauces being created with the help of the castle’s own team of chefs. Seasonal food items, including game sausages and burgers ideal for barbecue season, are also lined up for later in the year.